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Its between phenom II X2 an X4. I know that X2's might not unlock even 1 core, and if I do manage to even get 4 it might not even be stable. But I'm on a budget. I'll mostly be gaming and going on the internet (google,youtube etc). X4 is $50 more than X2. Is there any gaming difference between the two? Also, If the unlock fails will the chip not work at all?
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Patiently waiting for Sandy Bridge comment....
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x6! they're cheap now, somewhere around 200USD
or just go with x4, faster and good with games
   
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What's your budget, and what kind of games do you play?
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If i had enough to buy a 200USD cpu i would just pick 2500k...
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My budget is $1200 CAD. I play games like crysis.
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What else? Only Crysis? Crysis uses at max, 2 CPU threads. A dual core would max Crysis just fine. A quad would be good futureproofing though if you want to run a variety of games.
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k ty
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Most games will prefer a high frequency X2 over a lower clocked X4.

If you're on a tight budget the Phenom II 555 BE would be the best option.
     
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ty for the advise
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