Best AMD dual core as of today

Hey guys so i am building a budget rig and i don't think i really need a quad core for the gaming that i am doing so i was just wondering what the best value AMD dual core is that can still get some gaming done
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  1. What graphics card will you get and whats your budget. The quad core 955 is getting very cheap at the moment so there is little reason not to get a quad.
  2. simon12 said:
    What graphics card will you get and whats your budget. The quad core 955 is getting very cheap at the moment so there is little reason not to get a quad.


    I will be geting the EVGA geforce GTS 450
    Link: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130663

    my budget is around $500 MAYBE a little more but that's about it

    Also i do not need a harddrive or CD drive
  3. Have you bought anything so far? If not look at this first http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/diy-gaming-pc,review-32216-7.html Its a good spec for $500 you could change the CPU to a 955BE or an Athlon x3 with a board to match (or even an Athlon or Phenom x2 but I recommend the 2 I mentioned to be better value).
  4. AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 565 3.40GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3)


    Manufacturer: AMD L1 Cache (Total): 128KB x 2
    CPU Type: Phenom II X2 L2 Cache (Total): 512KB x 2
    CPU Model: 565 Black Edition L3 Cache (Total): 6MB
    Socket: AM3 Voltage: 0.775 - 1.425 (V)
    CPU Features: AMD Virtualization (AMD-V)
    AMD64
    Cool''n''Quiet
    Enhanced 3DNow!
    MMX
    Wattage: 80W
    Core: Dual Core Max. Temperature: 70 °C
    Core Name: Callisto EM64T:
    Core Size: 45 nm Heatsink:
    Clock Speed: 3.4 GHz Package Type: Retail
    FSB/HT Speed: 4000MHz MHz

    The above is the best AMD dual core CPU at the moment, but i think you would be better served with the

    AMD CPU Phenom II 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black, Deneb Core, S AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Cache, HT 3600MHz, 125W
  5. thou an x2 might be all you think you need, many games can utilize a triple core and thes the sweat spot IMO. The athlon2 x3 455 is $83 at newegg.
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