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Cheap CPU for gaming...

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#1
Hello. I need a few details from you about 2 Cpus. I need to build a cheap gaming rig for a friend, and i need some suggestions about the cpu. I have to choose between Athlon II X3 450 & Phenom II X2 550
The rest of the config will be : ASRock M3A785GXH/128M , 2x2Gb Mushkin Silverline 1333 Cl9 , Asus 5770 1Gb , 550W psu , 24" BenQ LED FullHD , Win7.

Thanks in advance...
 
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#2
make sure the motherboard can unlock cpus, and then take the PII 550 and try to unlock it :)
 
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#3
Yes it does.

ASRock M3A785GXH/128M:

■Phenom II X6 6-Core CPU Ready
■ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
■Supports CPU up to 140W
■AMD 785G + SB710 Chipsets
Supports AMD OverDrive™ with ACC feature (Advanced Clock Calibration)■FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
■Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
■Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 (4 x DIMM slots) non-ECC, un-

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#4
make sure the motherboard can unlock cpus, and then take the PII 550 and try to unlock it :)
yes... the mobo have unlock feature.... so the PII 550 will be !!! thanks :toast:
 

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#5
If you already have the stuff fair enough but as this is for a friend maybe a mobo with a 3 year warranty and a newer chipset if money is not the issue ( checked egg about the one you have\getting and they sell it no more ).

Just saying is all and here's what i came up with after talking to a few on this forum. Shame ya don't have a newegg over there :(.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz...
MSI 880GM-E43 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Moth...
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM...