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October 30, 2012 6:40:35 PM

whats the best cpu that i can get on a asrock N68-VGS3 UCC mobo? new egg links plz

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October 30, 2012 6:58:19 PM

The AMD Phenom II X6 1065T is the best CPU you can get on that motherboard. However it is very rare to find it these days since the Phenom II line had already stopped and basically they are only selling leftovers now. So what I am saying is that there are no links for that on newegg, its discontinued. However Tigerdirect still has some leftovers of the Phenom II X6 1045t and its only 200mhz slower, not too much of a difference.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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October 30, 2012 7:01:31 PM

socialfox said:
The AMD Phenom II X6 1065T is the best CPU you can get on that motherboard. However it is very rare to find it these days since the Phenom II line had already stopped and basically they are only selling leftovers now. So what I am saying is that there are no links for that on newegg, its discontinued. However Tigerdirect still has some leftovers of the Phenom II X6 1045t and its only 200mhz slower, not too much of a difference.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

the 1045T is slower in gaming and less threaded apps than a PII 955/965.
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October 30, 2012 7:03:59 PM

You might find a faster quad core to be better performing for many tasks (including gaming).

Basically you can run any Phenom II or Athlon II that is 95W or less: http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68-VGS3%20UCC/?cat=CPU


The fastest would be the 1065T or the 955, but only the 955 that is 95W. Those are impossible to find, new. I'd say your best bet from readily available stuff is going to be the 1045 mentioned above or for a slightly cheaper alternative, the Athlon II X4 645. Most of the readily available phenoms are 125W which you board can't handle.
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October 30, 2012 7:06:52 PM

At the same time the 1045T is better than the 955/965 at rendering and more threaded applications that make use of the Thuban's cores :p  .
October 30, 2012 7:31:47 PM

twelve25 said:
You might find a faster quad core to be better performing for many tasks (including gaming).

Basically you can run any Phenom II or Athlon II that is 95W or less: http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68-VGS3%20UCC/?cat=CPU


The fastest would be the 1065T or the 955, but only the 955 that is 95W. Those are impossible to find, new. I'd say your best bet from readily available stuff is going to be the 1045 mentioned above or for a slightly cheaper alternative, the Athlon II X4 645. Most of the readily available phenoms are 125W which you board can't handle.

How so? The 955 is available at Newegg (which is what the OP asked for), unless you were talking about the 1065, then yeah they're really rare now.
Anyway here is the link to the 955: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 30, 2012 7:36:38 PM

it has to be 95watt
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October 30, 2012 7:40:07 PM

Won't lie but it is real hard to find the best phenom II processors with 95 watts. I myself am running a 125 watt 955 Black edition and my original plan was to get the 95 watt edition but could not find one. Either way, OP do you own the motherboard? If not I recommend you get a 125 watt TDP motherboard to make use of the best phenom processors.
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October 30, 2012 7:57:29 PM

It looks like from his signature that the motherboard is already in his x3 440 build.

So with that in mind the best two available options without a new MoBo are the X6 1045T for $115 or X4 945 for $80 at tigerdirect. The 945 at 3Ghz would be slightly better for gaming, and the 1045T would be better for heavily threaded apps like media conversion. Tough call.





October 30, 2012 8:08:15 PM

i do i lot of gaming like bf3 for the most part
October 30, 2012 8:12:22 PM

i could just overclock the x6 to 3ghz
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October 30, 2012 8:26:03 PM

Yes you could do that, its a pretty small overclock. Don't try overclocking it more its not a black edition to be overclockable to great feats. I myself would choose the 1045t, it will be a bit better and with the overclocking you can surpass the performance of the x4 945. Will you be using the stock AMD cooler or an aftermarket one? If you are going to go aftermarket then go for a Hyper 212 plus/evo.
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October 30, 2012 8:53:14 PM

If your board is limited to 95W, then overclocking might be tricky as you will already be at the power limit of the board running stock.
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October 30, 2012 8:53:55 PM

Would not recommend that, probably the stock heatsink will do better than that. The max TDP of that cooler says 70 watts, you are buying a 95 watt TDP CPU which means the extra heat will give you high temperatures.
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October 30, 2012 8:56:02 PM

twelve25 said:
If your board is limited to 95W, then overclocking might be tricky as you will already be at the power limit of the board running stock.


What you say is absolutely true but we are talking about a really small overclock, it may even be possible with the stock voltage of the CPU. If not we just need to bump it up just a tiny bit (CPU voltage).
October 30, 2012 9:01:53 PM

its a small over clock so with the push and pull + my great case cooling i think i should be fine
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October 30, 2012 9:07:00 PM

corymartin66 said:
its a small over clock so with the push and pull + my great case cooling i think i should be fine


Are you buying the cooler you have linked? Would you consider this cooler? It is only $2 more but it is compatible TPD wise and will keep your CPU much cooler than the other one. This cooler has a TDP of 130 watts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 30, 2012 9:59:17 PM

i already bought it
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October 30, 2012 10:01:16 PM

I see, well do you mind posting up your temperatures up as soon as you get the build done? I would like to see the temperatures of your CPU. Just send me a PM once you get the build done and record the temperatures if you can.
October 30, 2012 10:08:45 PM

stock temps or 3.00ghz oc temps ?
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October 30, 2012 10:10:53 PM

Well honestly with that cooling I don't think you should overclock, let us know your stock temps when you first get the build up and running. Then we will see if you still have a few more degrees to play around with before overclocking.
October 30, 2012 10:14:31 PM

i might just stay stock because its not far off from 3.00 and im only upgrading because of bf3 so it being at 2.7 might be fine for my needs and there are 6 cores vs the 3 cores i have now
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October 30, 2012 10:22:20 PM

Okay glad you came to a decision, you should go for the push-pull configuration to squeeze every last bit of cooling power available from the cooler.

- Socialfox :) 
October 30, 2012 10:25:41 PM

but i have my x3 oc @3.7 right now and the highest temps have been like 50-55 and thats wile playing bf3 on stock cooling
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October 30, 2012 10:37:05 PM

Yes if you did read my previous posts the AMD Stock cooler may be better than the cooler master heatsink you have bought. The AMD stock cooler will work absolutely fine with your new CPU but you claim you have already bought the cooler master heatsink and I assume you will be using that?
October 30, 2012 10:43:59 PM

yea and i bought a nother 80mm fan so i could do push and pull
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October 30, 2012 10:47:20 PM

Okay that's good but next time try and get coolers based on their TDPs to perform with exceptional temperatures. Try the new cooler first and then try the stock heatsink to see what does better. I believe push-pull will give you about 2-5 degrees of a difference.
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