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October 19, 2010 11:08:25 PM

Hey everyone. I just found a great combo deal on newegg with the antec 902 and this processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am on a tight budget and cannot spend too much on a mobo, but I found a psu/mobo combo that comes with this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I just want to make sure that the mobo will support the cpu. I know it is the right socket, but since I am new to this stuff I want to make sure everything else is fine before I buy. Thanks.

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October 19, 2010 11:13:09 PM

You bet it can dude. I am using the same motherboard, and the AMD 955 instead of the 965 you have listed here (both very similar your is 3.4 GHz mine is 3.2 GHz).
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October 19, 2010 11:17:47 PM

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You bet it can dude. I am using the same motherboard, and the AMD 955 instead of the 965 you have listed here (both very similar your is 3.4 GHz mine is 3.2 GHz).


Thanks alot, this is my first build and I am pretty excited to be upgrading from my intel dual core to that beast.
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October 19, 2010 11:17:57 PM

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October 19, 2010 11:19:48 PM

What combos are those? Mind posting the link?
They are some nice combos (perhaps better than yours) around for PSU+CPU+Mobo+Case.
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October 19, 2010 11:26:50 PM

Timop said:
What combos are those? Mind posting the link?
They are some nice combos (perhaps better than yours) around for PSU+CPU+Mobo+Case.


psu and mobo combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

case and cpu combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I liked the case and cpu combo because it knocked 40 bucks off the total and that is pretty dang good, and the psu and mobo each have a 10% off promo besides the combo discount, and since I am on a tight budget I am trying to maximize my bang for the buck.
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October 19, 2010 11:45:28 PM

Timop said:
I would rather get thses:

Case + PSU: -$50, $160 ($140 AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU + Mobo -$20 $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Comes out to be $30AR less, while getting a much higher-quality case and modular PSU.


Couple of questions for you. Well, first, this is not so much as a questions as me saying that I prefer the look of the 902, though I am a young kid of 24 and enjoy flashier things, second, is that psu as good as a corsair? I ask because I am not too familiar with the brand. The only other thing I can see is with that combo I would be downgrading to a less cpu, I am not sure how big of a a deal that is, but that is probably why it is cheaper.
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October 19, 2010 11:54:10 PM

fcdwn777 said:
Couple of questions for you. Well, first, this is not so much as a questions as me saying that I prefer the look of the 902, though I am a young kid of 24 and enjoy flashier things, second, is that psu as good as a corsair? I ask because I am not too familiar with the brand. The only other thing I can see is with that combo I would be downgrading to a less cpu, I am not sure how big of a a deal that is, but that is probably why it is cheaper.

Well, the K62 is a more well-built case, though if you like the looks of the 902 then there isnt much to say. Personally I think the K62 looks nice, but its my opinion.

On the XFX PSU, it is on par with the Corsair since it uses a top-quality Seasonic build. You can google for reviews, they are very favorable.

The CPU isn't anything to worry about, its literally identical chips. The only difference is the 955 is clocked 200MHz lower, but since it is a black edition, you can simply go to the BIOS and change the Multiplier setting up by 1 and you have a 965.

However,if you really prefer the 902, go ahead with your original build. After-all, the case is probably the only thing that will be seen.
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October 20, 2010 12:02:34 AM

After watching the hardwarecanucks review of the k62 and seeing all it features and how well designed it is, now I am starting to lean towards that...decisions decisions.
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