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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
June 26, 2010 8:44:43 AM

I'm planning on building a computer according to the 550$ gaming computer article here:,2...

My question is whether I should buy the recommended AMD Athlon II X3 435 for 65$ or put some more money and get the AMD Phenom II X3 720 for 104$?
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June 26, 2010 9:21:09 AM

You'll need to buy an aftermarket cooler for the Phenom II X3 720, which will cost on average around $20 or so, bringing the cost to $124. I'd just keep the Athlon II X3 435.