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Amd 955 c3 worth extra money over non c3 rev?

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March 12, 2010 5:25:14 AM

Is the c3 revision of the amd 955 worth the extra cash?

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March 12, 2010 5:49:48 AM

What are the exact dollar amounts we're talking about? Last I checked, the C3 was $1 less on newegg.

Edit: Yep, still true.

C3 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

C2 $161
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 12, 2010 5:59:49 AM

Ohh really. I wish I could order from Newegg, but their shipping rates to my place is ridiculously high. I'm getting mines from Amazon (super saver shipping ftw!), which is about $18.00 difference.
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March 12, 2010 6:11:00 AM

Are you aiming for a 4.0Ghz overclock? If so than I would grab the C3 as it is more likely to reach 4.0Ghz stable, a C2 should do 3.8 and possibly 4.0Ghz any ways.
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March 12, 2010 7:28:47 AM

I looked it up: $161 for the C2 and $179 for a C3. :pfff:  . I guess you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. Are there any other places you can buy from? If not, I guess i would just bite the bullet an pay for the C3 since it runs a little cooler, overclocks a little better and they fixed some of the memory controller issues. Looking on the bright side, even at $178 it's still at least $25 cheaper than the C2 965s at Newegg or Amazon.
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March 12, 2010 8:55:08 AM

Hi Logan,

You guessed correct! Newegg needs to get in on whatever Amazon is doing to get those free shippings to Hawaii.

Anhyhow, I ended up ordering the c3 from newegg under a mobo + cpu + free game combo. Removed the mobo/cpu from Amazon and the grand total actually ended up less than if I had ordered everything from Amazon :sol:  Plus I get a free fps game! Thanks all for the info! I don't think I would've done it without this thread!
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March 12, 2010 8:57:02 AM

Best answer selected by sonnyg95.
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