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How much of a difference is there between these, Having to do a whole new build because of the Sandy Bridge thing going on and do not want to wait. So I will just save some money. This build is going to be strictly gaming and I do plan on overclocking. Also could you recommend the perfect mobo for either of them. I dont plan on running Xfire/SLI. Again this computer will be used for gaming only I play any and all games that most people can think of for PC. Thank you in advance. This is what I have at the moment minus the cpu/mobo. Also I want to know if I will bottleneck anywhere and if so what I can do to fix it. Thank you again
Edited by brad2982 - 2/1/11 at 11:11am
post #2 of 11
There isn't much of a difference between these 3 processors: they're on the same revision of silicon and their speed varies very little. A 955 would likely reach similar speed as a 970.
Motherboard - you don't need a particularly expensive board since the CPU can be overclocked thru the multiplier; cheaper option:
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which one will get you over 4ghz?
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which one will get you over 4ghz?
955 C3 does
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Whats your budget? I built you a system for $1500 in your other thread cause thats what someone mentioned you wanted, but I am not sure where he got the price from?
   
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post #6 of 11
They're the same damn chip, with different stock clocks. All 3 do 4GHz, so go with the cheapest of the 3. And the 970 BE is pointless, when you can grab an X6 1055T for a few dollars cheaper. Which is a better chip than the 3 you list.
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post #7 of 11
If you get 955 C3 revision, that is the best bang for buck. 955 C3 will OC around the same mark as 965's. I dont know anything about 970's. They were a failure anyway.
    
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post #8 of 11
The binning process may make reaching 4 GHz easier on the 965 or 970.
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I still think for the price, he should grab a 1055T. Overclocks just as easily.
   
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the 955 C3 is a beast and can overclock very high on low volts i got mine at 4GHz at 1.376v
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