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Old 06-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im going to buy a amd quadcore cpu for my new build

AMD Phenom X4 9850 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB Cache OEM.. | Ebuyer.com

it says on the reviews it doesnt come with heatsink/fan,

What one would you guys suggest, not to be to expensive as well

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How much are you planning on paying for the heatsink/fan? Do you just want a decent one for normal use, or do you want a high-performance one for overclocking?
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How much are you planning on paying for the heatsink/fan? Do you just want a decent one for normal use, or do you want a high-performance one for overclocking?
Well a normal one would do, im only going to be playing WoW (again) lol

Have 4gb ram for the build allso so should be enuff, just need heatsink/fan
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Since you just want a normal heatsink, I suggest you ditch that CPU, and go for an AM3 socket one, retail so it comes with the cooler. That way you get a better, cooler, newer chip, plus a heatsink for about a tenner more (which would be cheaper than your original choice of CPU plus a new cooler).
AMD Athlon 635 II X4 2.9GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3.. | Ebuyer.com
The CPU chose is fairly old and wasn't especially great when it came out.

NB: 'OEM' means it comes unboxed, without heatsink or instructions. 'Retail' means it does.
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Since you just want a normal heatsink, I suggest you ditch that CPU, and go for an AM3 socket one, retail so it comes with the cooler. That way you get a better, cooler, newer chip, plus a heatsink for about a tenner more (which would be cheaper than your original choice of CPU plus a new cooler).
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The CPU chose is fairly old and wasn't especially great when it came out.

NB: 'OEM' means it comes unboxed, without heatsink or instructions. 'Retail' means it does.
Doesnt that mean i have to change my mobo and ram to ddr3?
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Well, it depends on what mobo you were going to choose already. But yes, you'd need to change to DDR3 RAM, so I suppose it might not be worth it. It's up to you, here's a heatsink if you want to go with your choice:

ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX Socket LGA1366, LGA1156, 478.. | Ebuyer.com
There are cheaper ones if you'd prefer.
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Well, it depends on what mobo you were going to choose already. But yes, you'd need to change to DDR3 RAM, so I suppose it might not be worth it. It's up to you, here's a heatsink if you want to go with your choice:

ZALMAN CNPS10X FLEX Socket LGA1366, LGA1156, 478.. | Ebuyer.com
Yeah ill go with my build for now, that heatsink is abit to much for my budget, the build comes to 300 as it is even though its a AMD build lol

Think u can find a diffrent one but cheaper? around 10-20?
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Yeah, this would also be good
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Awesome thanks! ill stick it in my list to get, cheers for your time =]
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you can use am3 cpus in most am2/am2+ mobos that use ddr2 ram.

i would go with Yami's suggestion of going with the athlon ii instead, its better than the first gen phenom you listed in every way.
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