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...... and today I'm back to AMD !!

Recently, during a move, my old Q6600 PC broke. So I decided to replace it with something more modern. I paid approximately $300 for that (currently antiquated) Q6600 back in 2007.
Today, it will be replaced with an inexpensive, modern, faster Athlon II X 750k (Trinity).

All prices are normal retail prices and not sale prices.
I don't know how AMD stays in business with such low prices.

Asus F2A85-V (4+2 power phase) $94
AMD Athlon II X4 750K $80
Zalman CNPS5X performa $17
Kingston V300 120GB $97
everything else (case, fans, power supply, DDR3 ram, graphics card, HDD) will be re-used

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...... and today I'm back to AMD !!

Recently, during a move, my old Q6600 PC broke. So I decided to replace it with something more modern. I paid approximately $300 for that (currently antiquated) Q6600 back in 2007.
Today, it will be replaced with an inexpensive, modern, faster Athlon II X 750k (Trinity).

All prices are normal retail prices and not sale prices.
I don't know how AMD stays in business with such low prices.

Asus F2A85-V (4+2 power phase) $94
AMD Athlon II X4 750K $80
Zalman CNPS5X performa $17
Kingston V300 120GB $97
everything else (case, fans, power supply, DDR3 ram, graphics card, HDD) will be re-used

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Gotta love it when you can re-use that much stuff in an upgrade
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congrats on your purchase, and a good choice on the motherboard, that thing looks sturdy.

May I ask why you opted for trinity when you already had a videocard?
Going for an FX 6 core wouldve been a bigger upgrade
 

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congrats on your purchase, and a good choice on the motherboard, that thing looks sturdy.

May I ask why you opted for trinity when you already had a videocard?
Going for an FX 6 core wouldve been a bigger upgrade
From what I have seen, most FM2 boards do not even have a heatsink on the VRM's.
The simple fact that the Asus F2A85-V has a VRM heatsink puts it into the high-end category.

One of my clients agreed to pay for this upgrade. I was trying to keep costs down and not take advantage of him.
I still went $30-40 over budget, because originally I planned to get a cheaper motherboard and slightly cheaper (and smaller capacity) SSD.

According to the benchmarks on anandtech, it appears that 4-core Trinity peforms almost the same as FX 4300, for non-gaming and this PC is not for gaming.

FX-6300 would cost me $56 more than the Athlon II X4 750k and it will require a more expensive cpu heatsink.
I am a big fan of inexpensive, low power consumption PC's and I love to overclock, so I think this cpu will be a lot of fun to overclock.
I do like the integrated northbridge on FM2 cpu's and I think 4 cpu cores is currently enough for my work needs.
If intel sold unlocked core i3's or unlocked pentium's, I would probably buy intel, but they don't, so this time, I am buying AMD.

Maybe in the future, if there is a 6 or 8 core cpu for FM2, I will think about upgrading to that.

Edit: everything is installed. started the very first try
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That's why I like Asus. Everything works. UEFI looks amazing!
 
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