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Which one should I get? I want a cheap good gaming CPU. Bulldozer failed me anyways. The 690t unlocks into a six core, and is only $10 more. But does it perform just as good as the 995?

Also will be getting a 990fx motherboard, so I would be able to upgrade down the line if I choose.

Motherboard will probably be the Crosshair V.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131735
 

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What are the chances of unlocking? Also thinking of going a 960t rather then 1090t

That's what I want to know. Not too many people seem to have them.
 

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Just found out you need a certain board to unlock or bios. Would mine or the ops be able to unlock it?

I really want the CPU solely for the purpose of unlocking lol I think mines able to, as I have the hole "hybird mode" bios thing but my comp crashed when I tried unlocking my current one so not sure.
 

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If you are starting from scratch, why not get an i5-2500K setup?

Money plain and simple. I'm reusing everything except for the cpu,mb, and ram. For the 2500k that would add $100 for the cpu, and ~$100 for an equivalent motherboard.
 

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If you are starting from scratch, why not get an i5-2500K setup?

Budget. Also, possible unlocked x6 for $125 is a great deal.
 

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I'd say the zosma chip is a better buy because even if it doesn't unlock it's only a small amount [5 dollars on newegg!] more and is only clocked slightly lower.

even if you can only unlock 1 core it is a good buy IMO. it's 2 more possible cores for only 5 bucks.

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So the 960T has no negatives vs the 955?

as mentioned, 200mhz slower stock clock but these are black edition chips, you should be overclocking them anyways


besides a half decent x4 will OC very high even on stock volts. I was able to even undervolt my friend's x4 955 to 1.36v and keep the clocks at 3.6ghz.
 

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I'd say the zosma chip is a better buy because even if it doesn't unlock it's only a small amount [5 dollars on newegg!] more and is only clocked slightly lower.

even if you can only unlock 1 core it is a good buy IMO. it's 2 more possible cores for only 5 bucks.

as mentioned, 200mhz slower stock clock but these are black edition chips, you should be overclocking them anyways


besides a half decent x4 will OC very high even on stock volts. I was able to even undervolt my friend's x4 955 to 1.36v and keep the clocks at 3.6ghz.

Well I meant performance wise and what not. Overclocking is easy, and its a shame to buy a cpu and not overclock it.
 

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I have a similar CPU (650T, same family) Zosma chips overclock nicely, even if you can't unlock all 6 cores.

Mine did unlock all 6 cores, and overclocked to 3.7 stable.
 

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Now i'm thinking about picking up that Zozma chip..so tempting..all i have to do is switch out my 555 for it, i'm all ready
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Go for it, $125 isn't a lot of money. And If it unlocks, you double your cores.
 

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Go for it, $125 isn't a lot of money. And If it unlocks, you double your cores.

Agreed
Win! Moar core's for us.
 
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