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I'm helping my brother build his first computer, and I was wondering what your recommendation between the two would be and why.

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post #2 of 7
It really depends on what he's doing. For games and general stuff, the 975 will be faster, but for stuff like video editing and 3D modeling, the X6 will be better.
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post #3 of 7
if he want to game get him an 955 and oc it to same speed as 975, its really doable and he saved 75$
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They're essentially the same processor right? So at the same clock speed, they'll perform similarly except when software uses the extra 2 cores on the 1090.
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Gaming, browsing and general computer usage = 955(just oc it to 975 speeds or higher)
3D modeling, rendering, video editing = 1090T
Edited by Lampen - 3/4/11 at 2:37pm
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post #6 of 7
get a 955 and OC it as others have said.

and close enough doritos...if the app wont take advantage of 6 cores then it's just up to clock speed.
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post #7 of 7
The 1090T would overclock better, just as with most x6 kits. 970 and 975 useful only if you're doing suicide runs on x4 i.e. 4.6Ghz air. Same deal with 1100T vs 1090T. 965 vs 955 same tier, but no difference, get the 955. I usually narrow choices down in build suggestions to Phenom II x4 820, x4 955, x6 1055T or x6 1090T. No need for anything other than these, you'd be wasting cash (unless you get a combo deal of sorts).
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