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955BE, 965BE or 1055t

post #1 of 15
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Hey,
I'm getting close to purchasing a new build and have pretty much everything picked out except the CPU.

The build thus far looks like this:

GPU:2GB AMD Radeon HD6950
PSU:Corsair GS-600 Power Supply
Mobo:Asus M4A87TD-USB3
ODD: LiteOn DVD burner
Case: Antec 902
RAM:G.Skill F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ (2x2GB) DDR3
HDD:Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

It'll be used for gaming and general use i.e. internet, ripping music etc.
Question is, which CPU is going to fit my needs best and for the extra money what difference am I going to see (if any)? Do I really need X6 or will it give my build a little more longevity?
Thanks.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
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1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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post #2 of 15
Longevity is something that should never be addressed when it comes to computers, theres no such thing . I really like my 1050t, so i would be biased. But i bet for what your doing the 955be would be more then enough. But i will say, the 1050t was able to be overclocked easily and has been very responsive in games, extractions, multitasking, and overall performance.
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1055t AMD x6 GA-890GPA-UD3H EVGA GTX470 2x 2gig OCZ Black Edition MEM 2Gx2 OCZ3BE1600C 
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post #3 of 15
Bulldozer does come out relatively soon if you can wait.
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2600k @ 3.4 Asus P8P67 Basic XFX 5970 2 gig Black Edition 2x 4 gig DDR 1600 G-Skill 
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by scotthoff View Post
Longevity is something that should never be addressed when it comes to computers, theres no such thing . .

Yeah, I was using the term very lightly.
My computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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My computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Bulldozer does come out relatively soon if you can wait.
That's another thing making the decision even harder. How soon is relatively soon? I was thinking of making the purchase relatively soon.
My computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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post #6 of 15
April~ time but out of those three I'd go with the 1055t if the extra cost isn't a problem.
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AMD R5 1600 Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Sapphire RX560 (2GB) Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W (16GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) Seagate ST3000DM001 (3TB) Alienware OptX AW2310 (120Hz) Generic Dell 
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Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) Seagate ST3000DM001 (3TB) Alienware OptX AW2310 (120Hz) Generic Dell 
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post #7 of 15
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April~ time but out of those three I'd go with the 1055t if the extra cost isn't a problem.
Probably too long. Will I really see the benefit of an extra 2 cores?
My computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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My computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
1055t Gigabyte GA-790XT-USB3 ASUS 6950 2GB Corsair 1600Mhz (2x2GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Lite-on DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Antec Earth Watts 650W 
Case
CM 690 II Advanced 
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post #8 of 15
1. Better PSU for high end CPU + GPU build (Antec NEO ECO 520W should be enough, it's only $40 on Newegg - and yes, this would be better than 600CX)
2. Lose the generic 1333 CL9 RAM, plenty of performance choices for better price
3. Get M4A87TD EVO, worth it over the 87TD/USB3 in that it has a proper 8+2 VRM that would be a lot better and safer for supporting a 125W processor
post #9 of 15
For gaming right now no, but the extra cores will help with other things and games will eventually be able to utilize 6 cores.
Koneko
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD R5 1600 Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Sapphire RX560 (2GB) Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W (16GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) Seagate ST3000DM001 (3TB) Alienware OptX AW2310 (120Hz) Generic Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Corsair Carbide 88R Mionix Naos 7000 Steelseries Qck 
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Koneko
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD R5 1600 Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Sapphire RX560 (2GB) Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W (16GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 840 Pro (256GB) Seagate ST3000DM001 (3TB) Alienware OptX AW2310 (120Hz) Generic Dell 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX750 Corsair Carbide 88R Mionix Naos 7000 Steelseries Qck 
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post #10 of 15
1055t for a couple of reasons.

1. the quads you listed are only up to 3.4ghz, and the 1055t (t stands for turbo) can run 3 cores at speeds up to 3.3GHz for lightly threaded/single threaded apps.

2. 2 more cores if so need be.

3. beleive it or not, 1055t has more performance per watt in many cases.
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