Which build to go?

Hello!

I can't decide what build should i go.


Build 1:
MB - ASROCK AM2 AMD480X (70 dollars)
CPU - AMD PHENOM™ II X2 550 BLACK EDITION (150 dollars)
CPU Cooler - Arctic Alpine 64 GT s.AM2+ (10 dollars)

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Total : 230 dollars

Build 2:
MB - ECS 945G-M3 VGA soc.775 mATX (-70 dollars)
CPU - Intel E5400 Dual Core 2,7/2M (137 dollars)
CPU Cooler - ECS 945G-M3 VGA soc.775 mATX (6 dollars)

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Total : 213 Dollars

More Information:PSU - 400w (bad company,7 years old)
GPU - ATI HD 4670 ( 1gb ddr3)
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  1. How about this one.Why get the Phenom II 550 when you can have the full
    Phenom II X4 955
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.212169
    Only $230 with a $15 mail in rebate.

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    140W Phenum II, DDR3 1600+, Easy OC
  2. Problem is that i can't order out side of my country cuz i dont have a credit card.
  3. Both are pretty close.If much overclocked (you would need a much better heatsink and fan) go with the Intel E5400 Dual Core.Otherwise if running at stock speeds I would go with the AMD Phenom II X2 550.I wouldn't bother buying extra heatsinks if running at stock speeds or slightly overclocked.
    The Phenom II X2 550 comes with a pretty good heatsink so you can save money there.
  4. I'd go with a E5400 and overclock it.
  5. I suggest you get this mobo even it is little costlier that the one you have listed...
    ASRock A780GMH
    Reason - If you have the right chip, it can unlock all the cores of the 550, thus giving you a quad...
  6. I'd look at changing out your PSU as well. 7 years is a long time for a PSU to be running, especially a crap one.
  7. i go with intel then and buy new PSU in future
  8. randomizer is right hents, careful with that PSU. If its lasted 7 years and its a crappy brand, you don't want it to pop and fry your brand new CPU and MoBo...... honestly i would replace the PSU first, for that very reason.
  9. I could replace all of them at once though i think.But does all atx psu fit my case?i dont wanna buy a new one
  10. All ATX PSUs should be the same width, but check the length. Some high-powered ones are very long. The Corsair VX450 and VX550 are very small and very good PSUs.
  11. thanks for advice.ill look them up.
  12. jj463rd said:
    How about this one.Why get the Phenom II 550 when you can have the full
    Phenom II X4 955
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.212169
    Only $230 with a $15 mail in rebate.

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    140W Phenum II, DDR3 1600+, Easy OC



    ARG!! I'm an idiot I just ordered for a phenom ii x4 920 with a an $80 gigabyte 770 board for $230... I could have had a BE plus +.4 ghz for the same price!!! Proves I should spend more time looking at the deals. Then again I don't like msi...
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