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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by stefanels, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. stefanels

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    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...
     
  2. (FIH) The Don

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    make sure the motherboard can unlock cpus, and then take the PII 550 and try to unlock it :)
     
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    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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    Source
     
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    yes... the mobo have unlock feature.... so the PII 550 will be !!! thanks :toast:
     
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    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...
     
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    In the case of a potential unlock to a quad. An aftermarket cooler could be useful to aid a semi decent overclock at nice temps.
     
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