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AM2+ or AM3 budget 300 euro

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December 21, 2009 8:21:24 PM

Hi guys here are two builds I am comparing. I will bite the bullet and go for the AM3 as it gives the oportunity to upgrade in the future. Any feedback on compatability or ideas are very welcome
AM2+
CPU/Processor Athlon II X 3 435 2900 AM3 € 53.45
MOBO/Motherboard M4A785-M € 63.20
RAM/Memory 3GB 2X1GB + 2X512MB
GPU/Graphics Card Radeon ASUS EAH 4670/DI/512MD3 € 61.26
HDD/Hard Drive - WD 500GB 16MB 7200rpm 3.5inch SATA3.0 € 41.00
ODD/Optical Disk Drive - DVD RW SAMSUNG 22x SATA € 18.25
PSU - Aopen QF50G - Case MidiTower w. USB/Audio 400W € 51.25
Total €288.41
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AM3AM3
CPU/Processor Athlon II X 3 435 2900 AM3 € 53.45
MOBO/Motherboard MSI 770-C45 AM3 ATX €55.64
RAM/Memory Kigston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 € 43.51
GPU/Graphics Card Radeon ASUS EAH 4670/DI/512MD3 € 61.26
HDD/Hard Drive - WD 500GB 16MB 7200rpm 3.5inch SATA3.0 € 41.00
ODD/Optical Disk Drive - DVD RW SAMSUNG 22x SATA € 18.25
PSU - Aopen QF50G - Case MidiTower w. USB/Audio 400W € 51.25
Total € 324.36
December 22, 2009 3:58:42 AM

For a fresh build, always for AM3/DDR3 but if u have DDR2 on hand then it depends if u can either sell it off or go AM2+/DDR2 which won't impact performance so your call hehe Hmm also get a better PSU either way :p 
December 23, 2009 4:30:34 PM

p55ibexpeak said:
Get the AMD 770 build cuz you may be able to unlock the 4th core in the X3 for free.

http://en.inpai.com.cn/doc/enshowcont.asp?id=7395&pagei...

Really great article man! Now I can not only get a 4th core if I am lucky but possibly the L3 cache effectively unlocking the chip to within 100 MHz of a phenom II X 4 945. At about a third of the price!
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