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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Nick0matic;12585564 
It is definitely going to stay stock clocked, if not also stock cooled. Friend is a computer noob, only suggested I build it for convenience, support, and price.

Then 430cx is fine. What can you ask more for $20.smile.gif
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Nick0matic;12585607 
He probably won't even use a quarter of the drive I suggested him already, but for $5 more, it's not a bad deal. Better speeds with density, I guess.

$5 for double the capacity is never a bad deal. It's all up to him though.
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Also, any difference between the Athlon X4 and a Phenom X4 around the same price?
 
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post #14 of 24
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Also, any difference between the Athlon X4 and a Phenom X4 around the same price?

If they're around the same price I'd definitely get a Phenom II X4. The extra cache is helpful.
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Originally Posted by Shub;12585753 
If they're around the same price I'd definitely get a Phenom II X4. The extra cache is helpful.

And so it shall be wheee.gif
 
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post #16 of 24
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Also, any difference between the Athlon X4 and a Phenom X4 around the same price?

If you have the Phenom II X4 840 in mind then be warned it is pretty much just an Athlon II with a slightly higher stock clock.
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Originally Posted by GameBoy;12585801 
If you have the Phenom II X4 840 in mind then be warned it is pretty much just an Athlon II with a slightly higher stock clock.

Conflicting opinions. Great. I'll go look for benchmarks I guess.
 
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post #18 of 24
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Conflicting opinions. Great. I'll go look for benchmarks I guess.
Just by looking at the spec sheet you can see it doesn't have the L3 cache, and a Phenom II with no L3 is pretty much an Athlon II. A little dishonesty from AMD.

All the other Phenoms have L3 cache, though.
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post #19 of 24
Well yeah, it does depend on the specific CPUs... what I meant was that if you're looking at, say, an Athlon II X4 640 and a Phenom II X4 945 (same clock speed), and they're about the same price, either the Athlon is overpriced or the Phenom is cheap, either way you should get the Phenom.
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Originally Posted by GameBoy;12585887 
Just by looking at the spec sheet you can see it doesn't have the L3 cache, and a Phenom II with no L3 is pretty much an Athlon II. A little dishonesty from AMD.

Athlon X4 645 against a Phenom 840 leans a little towards the Phenom, some 500 Vantage points and up to a handful of frames per second. It'll be up to my friend, but it seems fine for an extra $5.
 
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