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The x3 costs more
Barely cost more.

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, and eaither way he will get 4 cores for the price of 2. Why would he want 4 cores for the price of 3?
Thats banking on two cores unlocking...not very logical when you can buy a guaranteed 3 for a similar price and know its going to handle overclocks and all heavy loads, and no matter what you'll have 3 perfect cores while still having the option to unlock.

Games like BC2 and Crysis will eat up those 3 cores, and there are plenty of other great games that will benefit.

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The logic is not there my friend..
Its a great thing to buy a dual and unlock to a 4 but its not a guarantee and it can take some troubleshooting.
Edited by amstech - 2/16/11 at 5:19pm
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post #12 of 22
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Whats a good board that can unlock and under $600? Or there isn't any?
post #13 of 22
Or you could put a used intel build together if you don't mind. Great deals on here!
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post #14 of 22
This board is under $600

I'm joking
But you can try:
Phenom II x2 555 + M4A87TD EVO - $175 so only $5 more
To save that $5 again, get the F3 1TB on Superbiiz

Now it is much better and same price
post #15 of 22
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Well, definitely don't unlock cores on that board.
MSI, 4+1 phase. Just two elements of this board, that could end up making unlocking really dangerous.

Try this RAM: Patriot 1600 CL9 - $48, $28 AR or something other than those A-Datas which apparently have had lots of trouble with AMD systems in the past
The board supports quad cores, ...no?

and the board on my sig rig is cheap, and I love it.

Unlocks and O.C's great! and no 4+1 power phases!
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post #16 of 22
Not safely. Heck I would trust a 3+1 phase from Gigabyte or ASUS over any MSI 4+1 phase. For 125W processors... never.
post #17 of 22
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This board is under $600

I'm joking
But you can try:
Phenom II x2 555 + M4A87TD EVO - $175 so only $5 more
To save that $5 again, get the F3 1TB on Superbiiz

Now it is much better and same price
Will I be able to Unlock the cores on the 555BE using that board?
post #18 of 22
what u doing buying a dual core for 90$ when there is quad for 105$ and 5770 for 155$ ? seriously ?
cpu 105$
cooler 20$ ar
mobo+gpu 214$ ar
ram 40$ ar
psu 50$ ar
hdd 55$
dvd 19$
case 40$
this bring it under 600$ and even less after rebates , what u get in return is quad core cpu , good cooler for overclocks , 6850 which has twice performance then 5770 and a crossfire option in future .
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post #19 of 22
Check out that dvd drive it's a IDE one.. I would suggest that you get a sata one, like the one RabbitGT posted.
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post #20 of 22
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what u doing buying a dual core for 90$ when there is quad for 105$ and 5770 for 155$ ? seriously ?
cpu 105$
cooler 20$ ar
mobo+gpu 214$ ar
ram 40$ ar
psu 50$ ar
hdd 55$
dvd 19$
case 40$
this bring it under 600$ and even less after rebates , what u get in return is quad core cpu , good cooler for overclocks , 6850 which has twice performance then 5770 and a crossfire option in future .
Good listing, but It's actually more then $600 before MR. Can't really spare any cash :/
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