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post #1 of 21
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Sold my sig rig CPU, looking for a new one.

My price range is about $75-$100, I'll be getting it used. I was thinking about getting a Phenom II 945 or a Athlon II 640. The Athlon looks better, lower power right?

Thoughts?
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post #2 of 21
Well, you could get the black edition and just turn up multiplier along with a slight bump in voltage so it can perform better than athlon.

If you do not have the need for speed, and its for general everyday use with a bit of gaming, you can go for Athlon.
    
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post #3 of 21
I would get a Phenom II over the Athlon.
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post #4 of 21
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I would get a Phenom II over the Athlon.
Is there any reason? Can't you unlock the L3 cache on the Athlon II's?

Does anyone think I could maybe get a cheap X6 for about $100 yet?
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post #5 of 21
I see cheap 4+1 VRM design
Board is far from safely 125W ready... go Athlon II
L3 cache isn't huge benefit anyway except in some things
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
I see cheap 4+1 VRM design
Board is far from safely 125W ready... go Athlon II
L3 cache isn't huge benefit anyway except in some things
I've been running it with a 125W CPU for like two years now... No issues yet? I'm leaning towards the Athlon II as well. Do you think $80 is a good price for it?
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post #7 of 21
i would leave the 945 and athlon and get a 555 or 955
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post #8 of 21
you can get this one, not really a phenom, no l3 but still good
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103921
post #9 of 21
I have the 955BE Quad Core 3.2ghz 8MB Cache And it is awesome , look no further.
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8MB of L3?
    
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