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February 11, 2011 3:21:09 AM

So this is what I finally went with,

Amd Phenom X2 955 unlocked to X4 (hopefully)

MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-500CX 500W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply

Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Plus I picked up a Radeon HD 6850 for graphics

What do you think of the quality? Will it last a bit? Possible upgrade paths that could make it last longer?

Thanks for the help guys!
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February 11, 2011 3:57:44 AM

I wasnt aware they made a x2 955, or that you could unlock their dual core chips to quad cores. I know some of the x3 can be unlocked to x4.
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February 11, 2011 6:21:18 AM

Yes the black edition seems to be the most reliable when it comes to this, at newegg there seems to be a 80-85% success rate for all four cores and almost all of those who tried to unlock the cores got a third core. It seems like an interesting chance to take, if it doesn't work I'll still be able to oc it to at least 3.8ghz.
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February 11, 2011 6:24:43 AM

Unlocking X2 955's to X4 915's is quite possible, I unlocked an X2 to an X4 on an older Asus 980a.

Your system is fine, nothing bottlenecking majorly at all they all flow together.
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February 11, 2011 7:27:39 AM

Cool, it's good to have someone tell me. This is going to be my first build for myself in 3 years.
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February 11, 2011 7:27:52 AM

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