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I think I'm leaning towards the cheaper one (x2 555). The other build has a better CPU and more bells and whistles, but I feel the cheaper one is better.

If I overclocked the 555 build, would that get rid of any bottlenecks? Assuming it doesnt unlock to a quad core.



Edited by pLuhhmm - 3/16/11 at 5:07pm
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I'd take the second one, on the off-chance that it's got a 1055T hexacore, and that isn't a typo. =D
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I'd take the second one, on the off-chance that it's got a 1055T hexacore, and that isn't a typo. =D
Yeah, the 2nd one is the 1055t.
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both good builds but you can get a better psu in that price range
    
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both good builds but you can get a better psu in that price range
The $50 price range...?
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post #6 of 10
You should wait a couple more weeks.... Or however long.

Apparently Asus will be releasing updated AM3 boards soon that will only require bios update for Bulldozer.

Check here.

Get one of the new board's coming out soon from Asus, purchase setup #1(minus the motherboard of course) (and depending on the mobo price, you may need to opt for the 6870), and hope for some unlocked cores on the 555. Won't matter anyways, you'll get Bulldozer eventually.

All my opinion of course.

Need a system now, go option 2.
Edited by Dmac73 - 3/16/11 at 5:27pm
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Quote:
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both good builds but you can get a better psu in that price range
That XFX has been reviewed multiple times from multiple sites proving that it is of great [not uber omg 1337 awesome] quality. Just because it isn't a [insert fanboi brand here] doesn't make it bad. Link

On topic, take the second one, more raw power. That 1055T will blow the 555 out of the water, it will be heavily noticeable.

Enjoy the 1055T, it's a great CPU, everything else in the build looks great too ^^
    
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That XFX has been reviewed multiple times from multiple sites proving that it is of great [not uber omg 1337 awesome] quality. Just because it isn't a [insert fanboi brand here] doesn't make it bad. Link

On topic, take the second one, more raw power. That 1055T will blow the 555 out of the water, it will be heavily noticeable.

Enjoy the 1055T, it's a great CPU, everything else in the build looks great too ^^
What about for gaming? Do you think the 555 + 6950 would do worse than the 1055t + 6870?
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What about for gaming? Do you think the 555 + 6950 would do worse than the 1055t + 6870?
Depending on the game, some are more optimized for more threads.

If you unlock the 555 into a quad, yeah 6950 and B55 will do a good bit better. As far as todays games are concerned.
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post #10 of 10
Go for the first one, you could just unlock the Phenom's Cores and then Overclock it a little and you will have a better computer than the Second selection.
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