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Help me decide which AMD to get.

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October 16, 2010 6:22:54 PM

Which Processor do I get? I’m looking to build a low budget pc so im going with AMD for the processor. Id like the processor not to cost over 100 dollars so I listed what appeared to be the better ones below that price… Id like the processor to be at least 2.8GHz and for it to be a quad core but would be fine with a tri-core with hopes of unlocking the 4th core when I got it. I also listed a dual core for the same reason. The pc would be used for searching the web(youtube, facebook, ect)basic video editing and watching movies. I was planning on buying a graphics card when I got a little more money and I don’t really know if that should effect which processor I should get. Also if you have any suggestions for motherboards and ram to go along with it please list them. THANKS!!!
AMD Athlon II X4 630


AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus


AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana


AMD Athlon II X3 440


AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition


Athlon II X3 435


AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana

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October 16, 2010 6:26:49 PM

Since you want a quad core and core unlocking is a gamble that may not work, I would grab one of the Athlon II X4 processors, and you might as well just get the 640 as it is within your budget.
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October 19, 2010 8:43:53 PM

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Since you want a quad core and core unlocking is a gamble that may not work, I would grab one of the Athlon II X4 processors, and you might as well just get the 640 as it is within your budget.


+1 the athlon quads perform reasonable well considering the low price tag

what is your budget for the rest of your system just to give me an idea of what motherboard and ram is in your price range
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October 19, 2010 8:49:52 PM

Buying on a site like newegg will be cheaper than amazon. Unless your buying used, in that case buy on e-bay from someone with a ton of positive feedback's.
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October 19, 2010 9:47:43 PM

+1 to the Athlon II X4 and buying from newegg.
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October 19, 2010 11:02:41 PM

Yes def. Athlon II X4 from newegg. Buy the Athlon X4 640. It is $99 with free shipping:

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 3.0Ghz
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October 20, 2010 1:04:09 AM

I have an AMD PII X2 550 (non Black Edition) that unlocks and is completely stable as a quad. I don't know how well it will OC because I never tried. I have it listed on Ebay right now with a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme. Great CPU and I would still be using it had I not got such a great deal on my current cpu/board...$250 ain't bad for an i7 860 and GB P55A-UD4P. Personally, if you buy new I agree with the previous 2 posts. I built my parents a pc with an Athlon 2 X3(4th core not stable) and notice no considerable differences between it and the three cpus I have had since building my parents pc(as far as gaming and general pc use goes). I've had a Q9550, PII 550 and my current i7 860. It all depends on what else you use your pc for really.
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October 20, 2010 2:14:17 AM

I have a phenom II x3 740 BE, might also add as an option. It overclocks wonderfully and cool with a descent cooler.

$89 free ship at New :hello: 
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October 20, 2010 7:15:08 PM

Oh i thought that there aren't any PII X3's on the market anymore. If there are any, they should also be considered as an option.
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