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Last response: in Systems
March 23, 2011 8:11:49 PM

Like an idiot I bought this amazing Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core Processor and.. I bought an Intel motherboard.. Really retarded right? Well, my mother board is a Rampage III Formula motherboard. My budget is 180$ (THANK YOU TAXES), but I'm wondering if I should get a new motherboard or a new CPU. Could you guys help me out with a few suggestions and links to anything under or on 180$?

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a b V Motherboard
a b B Homebuilt system
a b à CPUs
March 23, 2011 8:49:43 PM
March 23, 2011 8:54:40 PM

thank you SO much bro, anyone else who wants to add to this would be great too!
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March 23, 2011 9:35:35 PM

Best answer selected by AcronymBlood.
March 24, 2011 1:47:35 AM

Hmm really he's suggesting that the AM3 Thuban is better then a 1366 i7 950? maybe it is given your budget....but not in benchmarks....and there's no upgrade path when you buy the most expensive processor for the given socket.

Really the best answer is ......
1.) If you can send what you bought back do so and buy a socket 1155 motherboard and i5 2500k.

2.) If you can't send it back and have a Microcenter near by (or a friend that lives near one), buy a i7 950 for ~ $200.

3.) Otherwise, follow mosox's suggestion.

Edited for typo