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getting a new CPU any recommendations?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
my budget is around $200

i ve got a 8450 AMD triple core atm

ASUS NARRA3 mobo
550W peak voltage power supply


either a intel or a AMD CPU would be fine im leaning more towards AMD so i thought i d post it here
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post #2 of 16
phenom II X6 1075T.
can ur mobo support 125w CPU? looks like an OEM mobo.
if not an Athlon II 640 looks good for u.
    
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post #3 of 16
Put in your specs here, so we know what we are dealing with.
post #4 of 16
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz for 209.99$

Or

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GH for $199.99

Alternatively if you near a Microcenter, you could snag this: Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor for $179.99


Or you could always wait a bit longer for a Bulldozer. =)
    
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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
how would i know wether my mobo supports 125W CPU or not >.<

im in canada btw <_<
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M4A79XTD EVO NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
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post #6 of 16
Wow. Rocketfish PSU? Eek. Time for a new PSU.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
yea really wish i hadnt bought that <.<
so where should i buy the CPU
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M4A79XTD EVO NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
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???? 8GB (2 x 4GB) Win7 64bit ultimate 550W rocketfish 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M4A79XTD EVO NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
RAMOSPower
???? 8GB (2 x 4GB) Win7 64bit ultimate 550W rocketfish 
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post #8 of 16
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Crucial] 2X C300's in Raid0 & [Samsung] 2X 1TB F3 [Hewlett-Packard] DVD-RW [Microsoft] Windows 7 64-bit [Asus] 3X 23" LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Crucial] 2X C300's in Raid0 & [Samsung] 2X 1TB F3 [Hewlett-Packard] DVD-RW [Microsoft] Windows 7 64-bit [Asus] 3X 23" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishutani View Post
yea really wish i hadnt bought that <.<
so where should i buy the CPU
Depends on where you're located.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
they do ship to vancouver BC right?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M4A79XTD EVO NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
RAMOSPower
???? 8GB (2 x 4GB) Win7 64bit ultimate 550W rocketfish 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M4A79XTD EVO NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 
RAMOSPower
???? 8GB (2 x 4GB) Win7 64bit ultimate 550W rocketfish 
  hide details  
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