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What is the best AMD DUAL CORE CPU and mobo on a budget? It has to be under $300. I WILL be overclocking. cooling will be taken care of by a lapped Xigmatek HDT 1283.

Just for those of you wondering i can't bring myself to make the switch to intel sticking with AMD.

I would like the board to have support for 45nm Quads also ram voltage must be 2.4v or higher CPU voltage 1.55v or higher(would like 1.7v+) SLI support would be nice but NOT needed. I don't really care if it is a crossfire board or just a 1 PCI-E slot board...


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EDIT: I forgot to tell you i already have a 5k BE that will bench at 3.2ghz but i want to bench at 3.3ghz+
 
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9950 + most am2 mobos out there.
 

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Don't get a dual then. Wait for the 45's and save yourself some money. Its rare to get even a 6400 over 3.4ghz
 

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Don't get a dual then. Wait for the 45's and save yourself some money. Its rare to get even a 6400 over 3.4ghz
ok... what about the AMD 8750 tri core would it be faster then my 5kbe@3.2ghz? The good thing is that it would let me run my ram at its full 1066 speed.
 

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ok... what about the AMD 8750 tri core would it be faster then my 5kbe@3.2ghz? The good thing is that it would let me run my ram at its full 1066 speed.
you hypocrite :p you said you wanted a dual. Erm I dunno how much faster it would be but imo going straight to quads from a dual is a massive increase. I think a 9950 would be quite good though if you have a motherboard that supports it.
 

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the x2 5000+ BE is the best for you man, BUT amd will be releasing some new k10 x2, x3, and x4's that are very promising.. i would wait till q1 before doing some new hardware purchases, because if you buy now, your hardware will get outdated very soon..
 

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you hypocrite :p you said you wanted a dual. Erm I dunno how much faster it would be but imo going straight to quads from a dual is a massive increase. I think a 9950 would be quite good though if you have a motherboard that supports it.
my mobo that was running my 5kBE is dead so that is why i have to buy a new one... I don't want quad yet i am looking to save some money NOW. I know i will have to spend the money on a 45nm but that is LATTER so i don't care about that right now.
I have read that the 8750 will do 3ghz+ so 3 cores at 3ghz should be better in mulit.threaded apps then 2 cores at 3.2ghz...

did i just answer my own question :wtf:

anyways now that i just answered my self :laugh: what board would meet the following requirements best....
45nm Quad support
must support 8750 (no shit :laugh:)
can give CPU 1.55v or more
can give ram 2.4v or higher

SLI would be NICE BUT NOT REQUIRED

@pancho. I can't keep waiting i have been stuck using a Celeron D @3.3ghz and it sucks vary bad i need something better ASAP before i pull my hair out and start cutting again (jk on the cutting part)
 

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you hypocrite :p you said you wanted a dual. Erm I dunno how much faster it would be but imo going straight to quads from a dual is a massive increase. I think a 9950 would be quite good though if you have a motherboard that supports it.
Having a motherboard that supports the 9950 just got narrower. AMD has released a 125W version of the 9950BE
 

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my mobo that was running my 5kBE is dead so that is why i have to buy a new one... I don't want quad yet i am looking to save some money NOW. I know i will have to spend the money on a 45nm but that is LATTER so i don't care about that right now.
I have read that the 8750 will do 3ghz+ so 3 cores at 3ghz should be better in mulit.threaded apps then 2 cores at 3.2ghz...

did i just answer my own question :wtf:

anyways now that i just answered my self :laugh: what board would meet the following requirements best....
45nm Quad support
must support 8750 (no shit :laugh:)
can give CPU 1.55v or more
can give ram 2.4v or higher

SLI would be NICE BUT NOT REQUIRED

@pancho. I can't keep waiting i have been stuck using a Celeron D @3.3ghz and it sucks vary bad i need something better ASAP before i pull my hair out and start cutting again (jk on the cutting part)
get a biostar.. solid with voltages, most support the 45nm and all...

as for the celeron and all, why not get something cheap right now (like a 3800 brisbane and oc that mofo) and save for the 45nm quads?
 

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my mobo that was running my 5kBE is dead so that is why i have to buy a new one... I don't want quad yet i am looking to save some money NOW. I know i will have to spend the money on a 45nm but that is LATTER so i don't care about that right now.
I have read that the 8750 will do 3ghz+ so 3 cores at 3ghz should be better in mulit.threaded apps then 2 cores at 3.2ghz...

did i just answer my own question :wtf:

anyways now that i just answered my self :laugh: what board would meet the following requirements best....
45nm Quad support
must support 8750 (no shit :laugh:)
can give CPU 1.55v or more
can give ram 2.4v or higher

SLI would be NICE BUT NOT REQUIRED

@pancho. I can't keep waiting i have been stuck using a Celeron D @3.3ghz and it sucks vary bad i need something better ASAP before i pull my hair out and start cutting again (jk on the cutting part)
Does it have to be AMD, if you want to save money yet have a huge increase, your best bet would be an E7200/7300 with a low cost P45 motherboard to hit 3GHz.

E7300 ($140) (E7200 $120) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115132&Tpk=E7300

P45:
MSI P45 Neo3-FR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130180
Foxconn P45A - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186148
 

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has to be AMD I can't make the switch to intel i have tried to but i just can't click the order.
 

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I went to intel on the basis that only performance matters not if its amd or intel.
 

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I went to intel on the basis that only performance matters not if its amd or intel.
i like AMD better sorry to Intel fanboys and i don't want to start a flame war
 
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o, amd still makes dual core? lol.
dont do dual core, amd struggles enough at 45nm and up as it is.
 

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i like AMD better sorry to Intel fanboys and i don't want to start a flame war
Thats cool man. I'm somewhat of AMD fanboy myself i just had to get Intel for the overclocking experience.
Although as soon as Deneb comes out, I'll leave Intel...for a while.

Intel is like that slut you just want to bang. Shes for the players, and the desperate. While AMD is the girl you have been with for years, on an "on and off" term, but you love her to much to let her go.
:laugh:
 

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hey pos, did you get my last post? :p
 

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hey pos, did you get my last post? :p
yeah, I am going to look into some Biostar boards and some DFI boards.i'm not going to get a 3800 because i still have a 5kBE and i want something higher
 

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That's a great board. It shouldn't have a problem overclocking the 8750 to 3.2GHz (+)
 
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Actually that is my favorite combo and infact its in my shopping cart. I would have blindly bought that if I had the money.

Anyway, if you still have your 5KBE, why don't you just buy that mobo and wait for new Denebs to come out?

For that matter get an Asus. They are pretty fast in Bios updates and they seem to OC well too.
 

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Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
Storage HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150 : Seagate 1TB SSHD + WD 3TB + 2x HGST 2TB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" : headless
Case DIYPC D480-W White Window : Bitfenix Comrade
Audio Device(s) nVidia HDMI : Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 500b : Tt 775W Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate+Manjaro 16.06: Ubuntu Server 16.10
#23

DaMulta

My stars went supernova
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Processor AMD 955---4Ghz
Motherboard MSi GD70
Cooling OcZ Phase/water
Memory Crucial2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-16000
Video Card(s) CrossfireX 2 X HD 4890 1GB OCed to 1000Mhz
Storage SSD 64GB
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Case Using the desk ATM
Audio Device(s) Sucky onboard for now :(
Power Supply 1000W TruePower Quattro
#24
Buy a AM2 790FX motherboard

A AM3 chip will work in them. Yes 45nm ones coming at the end of the year. Those chips will hit 4ghz I'm 99% sure about it.


So use you 5000+ in a 790FX board for now, and then upgrade the CPU when the AM3 chips come out.

You may get your .1 out of the 790FX on your chip that you want and more lol
 

p_o_s_pc

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Processor intel C2D T6400 | i7 3770k @4.2ghz | AII X2 220 @3.4ghz
Motherboard some Acer | Asus P8Z77-V Pro |Gigabyter GA-M61p-S3
Cooling dual 80mm cooling fan | WC'ing ) |cheapo
Memory 2x2gb ddr3 | 2x2gb Ripjaws 1600 |4x512mb D9s
Video Card(s) onboard | 60 1GB(hd7770 ) |8800GTS
Storage Momuntus xt 320gb |Kingston Hyper X 120gb SATA III|500gb WD
Display(s) 17in | 42" 1080P HD 3D TV
Case lappy case | CM HAF XB |none yet
Audio Device(s) onboard | onboard | onboard
Power Supply Dell brick w/ acer end end | Antec EW 650w |Antec SP 350w(upg.soon)
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#25
i am not too sure if my BE is still alive that is why i want to get a new CPU i don't want to be having to wait for another one to get here if it isn't working and if it is then i can have fun benching 2 CPUs and try to get my 5kBE to 3.5ghz. so all in all i just want another CPU so i can play around with them.