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AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE (Unlockable) + Biostar TA890GXE

post #1 of 20
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Heya.

Looking for an appraisal on the following:

AMD Phenom II x2 555 BE. Unlocks to the x4 on the Biostar TA890GXE motherboard. Haven't tried overclocking it yet however because I cannot get a sensor reading with the extra cores unlocked, and don't want to risk it.

Runs fine and stable even under high load at stock 3.2ghz.


Biostar TA890GXE AM3 mATX motherboard. No problems at all and unlocking was easy as 3 and 4 (get it?!). This is just a possibility due to work. Considering going back 1156 or going to 1155 when more mATX boards come out.

Or just dumping an x6 in it ;D the selling of the 555 is more certain than the selling of the motherboard.

Both are less than 3 weeks old. At most.

Would like combo and individual appraisals please
Edited by Kvjavs - 3/8/11 at 6:30pm
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post #2 of 20
$160 to $170
    
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post #3 of 20
Around $80 for the board, and $85 for the CPU....
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post #4 of 20
80-85$ for board 75-85$ CPU
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hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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post #5 of 20
80$ CPU, 65$ board, Good Luck.
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post #6 of 20
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Bumping for update/confirmation if these prices still seem fair. Found a mATX p55 board for cheap and am considering making the switch.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i5 2500k] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M] [EVGA GTX 560] [Kingston HyperX 8GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsft ANB-00001] [SeaSonic 520w M12II] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Box] [Logitech G700] 
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post #7 of 20
CPU prices suggested are too high. I can get a NEW one for $89 w/ free shipping. $55-$70 shipped (depends if it comes w/ HS & Fan)

Motherboard should be around $65-80 shipped.
post #8 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rit View Post
CPU prices suggested are too high. I can get a NEW one for $89 w/ free shipping. $55-$70 shipped (depends if it comes w/ HS & Fan)

Motherboard should be around $65-80 shipped.
You can buy this CPU brand new for $89 yes but this is confirmed to unlock to an x4. Not all 555's unlock. But I'll take your price suggestion into consideration either way. Thanks
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[i5 2500k] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M] [EVGA GTX 560] [Kingston HyperX 8GB] 
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[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #9 of 20
Forgive my OC'ing noobism, but why would someone pay $80-90, when for $10 more I could get a processor like. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103871

It's your processor and you do what you want, I just trying to figure this stuff out.
post #10 of 20
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Because my 555BE has an unlocked multiplier (easier for OCing), and an L3 cache. Also it unlocks to a quad, making it equivalent to a 955 BE pretty much.
Intel Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i5 2500k] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M] [EVGA GTX 560] [Kingston HyperX 8GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsft ANB-00001] [SeaSonic 520w M12II] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Box] [Logitech G700] 
Mouse Pad
[Walmart Brand - Cloth Black] 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[i5 2500k] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M] [EVGA GTX 560] [Kingston HyperX 8GB] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Samsung F4 320gb] [Lite-On 24x Combo] [Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit] [Samsung SyncMaster 941bw] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Microsft ANB-00001] [SeaSonic 520w M12II] [ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Box] [Logitech G700] 
Mouse Pad
[Walmart Brand - Cloth Black] 
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