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May 17, 2010 1:42:46 AM

Hey there, I'm building a new pc soon, and i need some advice.

I want it to be for mainly gaming only. I'm thinking about a Phenom II X4 965(no overclocking) or a Phenom II X6 1055(i will overclock).

I know i should probly get the 6 core, but what about overclocking, is it easy to OC a 1055? If i get the quad core i wont be OCing at all, since i dont care to go above 3.4 GHz, but with the 1055, all i would OC to would be around 3.2-3.6. Anyone know how easy, if at all, the 1055 OC's? I'll also be using 5870's in crossfire if that info helps.

Also, whats involved with OCing the six core? increasing multiplier? increase voltage? I'll most likely buy a Coolermaster V8 cpu cooler

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May 17, 2010 3:57:47 AM

with the 1055, the multiplier is locked, so you will have to deal with fsb and nb and ht and dram speed etc, also, hexacores are useless wastes of money for gaming, get the 965, or as some say the 965 is a waste of money and it makes more sense to just get the 955 and increase the multi by 1, ur call, hope you have fun

ps have you tried unlocking the 4th core , if ur board supports that feature
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May 17, 2010 5:19:49 AM

xaira said:


ps have you tried unlocking the 4th core , if ur board supports that feature

+1. If you are just gaming the X3 OC'd to 3.6Ghz will be good. But more so if you can unlock it.

But you mentioned that you are building a newone ( and probably keep the X3 system intact ), so in my opinion, get the 1055T and just OC since you won't know what the future holds in terms of your PC usage. It might evolve to the point where you will need more cores and you will be happy to have 6 in the first place.
I myself is aiming for the 1090T because of its higher stock speed. I am still dreaming of having a 4GHz rig :)  which I can not reach with my current X4 720BE. Having 4Ghz in 6 core is a bonus too...
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May 17, 2010 7:24:10 AM

ill probly get the 955, and just oc to 965 stock speeds. The six core sounds awesome right now, but im trying to save money to get this thing going, and yes im building a new pc and selling the x3 to my roomate. My new pc is going to be the 955 probly, just oc to 3.4 or 3.6 for gaming, with 5870's in CFX. im also going to be getting a 30" monitor possibly. I can only hope i guess. but anyway, my 4850 1GB's in CFX lag on Metro 2033, and i love that game, so i want to be able to turn up all the eye candy, i just dont want to switch to the green team to do it(GTX470/480)
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May 17, 2010 12:43:11 PM

Yeah for gaming 965 (or 955) all the way. Buying hexa core for gaming is waste of money right now. OC the 965 or 955 whichever you will decide to buy and enjoy.
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May 18, 2010 1:53:30 AM

high tech redneck 1990 said:
ill probly get the 955, and just oc to 965 stock speeds. The six core sounds awesome right now, but im trying to save money to get this thing going, and yes im building a new pc and selling the x3 to my roomate. My new pc is going to be the 955 probly, just oc to 3.4 or 3.6 for gaming, with 5870's in CFX. im also going to be getting a 30" monitor possibly. I can only hope i guess. but anyway, my 4850 1GB's in CFX lag on Metro 2033, and i love that game, so i want to be able to turn up all the eye candy, i just dont want to switch to the green team to do it(GTX470/480)

5870 is a monster and I don't dare to think what it will do in Crossfire. So no reason ever to even think about GTX470/480.
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