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AMD FX-55 @ Newegg for $139.00 free shipping!!

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October 8, 2006 7:13:52 PM

Hey, that is a steal! Unlocked multi FTW!

~Ibrahim~
October 8, 2006 7:16:03 PM

This was posted already, but that is a great price indeed...
It would be nice if the FX-60 variant was around $250 tho.
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October 8, 2006 7:19:51 PM

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This was posted already, but that is a great price indeed...
It would be nice if the FX-60 variant was around $200 tho.


Now that'd be a deal maker for me!

~Ibrahim~
October 9, 2006 6:35:47 PM

I already jumped on this deal. I believe the FX chips are made better or hand selected. $139 is really reasonable for now low considered end chips 8O.
October 9, 2006 6:41:02 PM

I agree it is a great deal, but I would not want to go back to single core.
How I wish that the FX-60 would drop to the range of $200 - $250, then I would jump on that!
October 9, 2006 6:42:34 PM

Just curious, but wouldn't the X2 4200+ be a better deal then the FX-55?

Oh, wait a second...the link shows the FX-55 as $189, not $139. That's what is different now.

I would still like to know if the 4200+ is a better price/performance CPU than the FX-55, though.
October 9, 2006 6:50:23 PM

you have to use the coupon code AMDRocks to get the discount.
October 9, 2006 6:53:44 PM

So easy of a coupon code? Wow, they are usually some convoluted alphanumeric code. Don't ya just love Newegg?
October 9, 2006 6:54:12 PM

Ah, I see. Okay. :oops: 

Why doesn't Newegg just list it as $139 without the code? If someone was just looking around Newegg, and saw that without the code, they might just bypass it.

I hate coupon codes. LOL
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October 9, 2006 6:55:18 PM

Well the Fx55 runs a 2.6ghz wich is rather fast for the K8 , on the other hand the X2 4200 runs at 2.2ghz.

If your application are single threaded(most games and apps, not encoding apps) the Fx55 will run fairly faster.

For multitasking the X2 will win hands down.
In the end depend on what you do, the 55 is great for Ocing and tinkering thanks to unlock Multis.

At 139, it's great to play around and upgrade an older system!
October 9, 2006 6:59:05 PM

Thank you.

I was just wondering why someone would go to a single core over a dual core system.

For the $139, that is a good price for an unlocked CPU and for general/gaming use. It seems like a decent upgrade for anyone who games a lot and wants to keep their existing 939 setup.
October 9, 2006 7:07:21 PM

too bad I'm AM2... I probable wouldn't get it either way though. My AMD 3000+ @ 2.5 is good enough for me
October 9, 2006 7:09:06 PM

very tempting indeed, i have a 4200+ and am even considering it, although at this point i might just wait for the fx-60s to come down
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October 9, 2006 7:23:55 PM

and to think it was like 1400CAD ish just maybe 4 months ago :) ....now thats a deal for 939 owners
October 9, 2006 7:39:27 PM

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very tempting indeed, i have a 4200+ and am even considering it, although at this point i might just wait for the fx-60s to come down


In your case you can overclock your dual core CPU to actual FX-60 speeds, making the FX-55 actually a slower processor...
October 9, 2006 7:47:52 PM

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very tempting indeed, i have a 4200+ and am even considering it, although at this point i might just wait for the fx-60s to come down


In your case you can overclock your dual core CPU to actual FX-60 speeds, making the FX-55 actually a slower processor...

well thats only if my ram and motherboard could handle that...which they would not be able to
October 9, 2006 8:04:26 PM

great, let's wait for the FX60 :D 
October 9, 2006 8:09:17 PM

Well, that is meant for o'c.
Its oem, so it doesn't have a hsf.
I wonder how many people who buy it then see its just the processor cry about having to buy a fan :]

Anywhoo, conroe e6300 isn't too much more, especially for the performance gain it gives..
Why get old technology when newer ones are quite a bargain?

Then again, it is part of the coveted fx series..
October 9, 2006 8:19:38 PM

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Well, that is meant for o'c.
Its oem, so it doesn't have a hsf.
I wonder how many people who buy it then see its just the processor cry about having to buy a fan :]

Anywhoo, conroe e6300 isn't too much more, especially for the performance gain it gives..
Why get old technology when newer ones are quite a bargain?

Then again, it is part of the coveted fx series..


Probably the cost of DDRII, PCI-E, mobo and stuff...
October 9, 2006 8:34:46 PM

8O WHAT? This is almost $100 less than I paid for my 3700+ in April! *weeps all over keyboard*.
October 9, 2006 8:49:14 PM

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Probably the cost of DDRII, PCI-E, mobo and stuff...


Actually in most cases DDR2 costs no more than DDR; unless of course you opt for some DDR2-800+, then a pair of 1 Gig DDR2-800 modules costs about $80-100 more than a pair of DDR-400 or the same as DDR-550

*Edit*
Also, in many cases PCI-E cards, esecially the newer generations, are cheaper than their AGP counterparts.
October 9, 2006 8:54:57 PM

Hard to get good CAS4 prices on DDR2-800, though.

~Ibrahim~
October 9, 2006 9:07:43 PM

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8O WHAT? This is almost $100 less than I paid for my 3700+ in April! *weeps all over keyboard*.


And way less than I paid for my 4400+ :cry:  .

Now give me a FX-60 for a similar discount and I won't feel quite as bad. Even a FX-57 on the cheap would be ok.
October 9, 2006 9:08:28 PM

So I have a AMD 64 3000+, Geforce 7900 GTX, 1gig ram. I really am trying to hold out from changing from 939 and BROKE so when i saw this 139 deal my mind started to go crazy. Would this be the best bet under 150 up untill the day 939 goes extinct? I want to last past the Unreal 2007/crysis era.
Or shall I just forget it and hold onto this 3k+?
October 9, 2006 9:13:28 PM

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Well, that is meant for o'c.
Its oem, so it doesn't have a hsf.
I wonder how many people who buy it then see its just the processor cry about having to buy a fan :]

Anywhoo, conroe e6300 isn't too much more, especially for the performance gain it gives..
Why get old technology when newer ones are quite a bargain?

Then again, it is part of the coveted fx series..

Because nobody is going to build a system around this because it is 939 amnong other things. but it is great for an upgrade to 939 owners that wnat some more life out of their systems.
October 9, 2006 9:22:02 PM

Nice deal but I personally would not buy an OEM chip. :?
October 9, 2006 9:35:52 PM

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Well, that is meant for o'c.
Its oem, so it doesn't have a hsf.
I wonder how many people who buy it then see its just the processor cry about having to buy a fan :]

Anywhoo, conroe e6300 isn't too much more, especially for the performance gain it gives..
Why get old technology when newer ones are quite a bargain?

Then again, it is part of the coveted fx series..


because there are still numerous people using socket 939 and have to upgrade to either am2 or 775 would be just getting a new computer when you can a great upgrade for cheap money...
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October 9, 2006 9:39:54 PM

Exactly
October 9, 2006 9:42:58 PM

If you have the dollars to do it, this FX-55 looks a lot better than your 3000+. There's always hoping that a FX-57 will also come down, or even a FX-60, but there are no guarentees that such will ever happen. If I had a 3000+, I'd buy the FX-55 at this price with no questions asked.
October 9, 2006 9:43:31 PM

I just upgraded my old P4 2.66/533 to P4 3.0/800 with OEM.

Would have been a waste to have to pay extra for HSF. Although, I'm not to really worry about warranties on a CPU. I still really haven't had a CPU fail because of reg use with in a 1-5 year period.
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October 9, 2006 9:55:19 PM

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So easy of a coupon code? Wow, they are usually some convoluted alphanumeric code. Don't ya just love Newegg?


No, because they won't ship to the UK. :cry: 
October 9, 2006 9:59:09 PM

I agree. Hmmm for me to upgrade my 939 chip I hmmm buy a faster chip. To jump on the X2 or core2 I need new mother board, cpu, memory, possibly a new video card since I still have an agp card. That aint cheap.

And since I mainly game on my computer a few extra FPS from what I have right now is not worth it for me to even get the FX cpu.

Also to all our brothers to the north and overseas................do your places ship to the US?
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October 9, 2006 10:01:45 PM

For any socket 939 users, this is a steal! Man, makes me wish I had a socket 939 system!
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October 9, 2006 10:28:14 PM

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Also to all our brothers to the north and overseas................do your places ship to the US?


We've given you guys Mr bean, Ali G and Monty Python what more do you want? :lol: 
October 9, 2006 10:30:48 PM

Don't forget the basis for the Bill of Rights and support during two World Wars and one on terrorism. Not to mention, BBC and BBC comedies.
October 9, 2006 10:32:38 PM

What a lot of people are going to overlook is that this is STILL the second-fastest single-core CPU available.
October 9, 2006 10:57:40 PM

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Also to all our brothers to the north and overseas................do your places ship to the US?

NCIX does, but shipping costs are higher. I have also made purchases on Amazon.uk and I actually get my items from them faster than from Amazon US.
October 9, 2006 11:04:12 PM

No OC on that 3000+? They are great overclockers.

You didn't mention a motherboard. Well, if you have a crappy motherboard/PSU/cooler/memory or just do not want to OC, jump on the deal It is a steal. It might be better to wait for the FX-60 to drop, though.

~Ibrahim~
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October 9, 2006 11:07:36 PM

Heh heh I didn't want to go overboard but as you mentioned it, now who do I see to claim my free FX-55. :lol: 
October 9, 2006 11:11:49 PM

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Heh heh I didn't want to go overboard but as you mentioned it, now who do I see to claim my free FX-55. :lol: 

[/makes an exit]
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October 9, 2006 11:32:29 PM

Damn [note to self :must work on that subtle approach]
October 10, 2006 12:03:18 AM

I have a 939 3200+ venice cpu and with all things equal looking at Toms CPU charts in the games I see the FX-55 getting between 15-20 more fps than my cpu..........again with all things equal and just in gaming. I just don't think "in my opinion" that cpu is even worth it for me to upgrade to.


You Canadians and Europeans need to start your own new egg business. You can call it Euro Egg. Up north you can call it Polar Egg. :wink:
October 10, 2006 12:10:52 AM

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You Canadians and Europeans need to start your own new egg business. You can call it Euro Egg. Up north you can call it Polar Egg.


Can(s)uckegg :) 
October 10, 2006 12:20:20 AM

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Very clever :wink:
October 10, 2006 12:46:11 AM

IM pretty sure that within time once the KENTSFIELD cpu's hit the market, the amd processors will even drop more in price.
yea :D 
October 10, 2006 1:21:18 AM

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Damn [note to self :must work on that subtle approach]

You expected any differently from a Ninja? [/silently leaves again]
October 10, 2006 2:24:23 AM

I have a 3700+ sandy and I'm considering buying this, I wonder how long that promo code will last for. hmm
October 10, 2006 3:08:14 AM

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I have a 3700+ sandy and I'm considering buying this, I wonder how long that promo code will last for. hmm


Why??? you can hit FX55 speeds with ease and even FX57 in some cases with that chip.

hrrmm unlocked multiplier anyone? stricter bins? oh yeah and its the regarded FX series...
October 10, 2006 3:16:32 AM

Go to Tom's and look at the benchmarks. You don't need the FX cpu. In games you would get like maybe 2 more fps in games. The 4000+ is faster than the FX in some benchmarks and that is only a little faster than your cpu. Heck that cpu will prob give you another good year of use. I have a 3200+ and don't plan on upgrading any time soon. Maybe a new video card.............................maybe :wink:
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