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July 20, 2009 1:56:18 PM

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:p SU - 400w (bad company,7 years old)
GPU - ATI HD 4670 ( 1gb ddr3)

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July 20, 2009 2:06:00 PM

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?Ite...
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
July 20, 2009 2:16:38 PM

Problem is that i can't order out side of my country cuz i dont have a credit card.
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July 21, 2009 7:02:27 AM

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.
July 21, 2009 7:07:09 AM

I'd go with a E5400 and overclock it.
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July 21, 2009 7:11:53 AM

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...
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July 21, 2009 7:54:06 AM

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.
July 21, 2009 9:07:03 AM

i go with intel then and buy new PSU in future
July 21, 2009 4:52:24 PM

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.
July 22, 2009 11:08:22 AM

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
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July 22, 2009 12:53:24 PM

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.
July 22, 2009 7:51:17 PM

thanks for advice.ill look them up.
July 23, 2009 12:14:22 AM

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?Ite...
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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