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Old 12-05-2010, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Torn between 2 options 965 or 1055t?

Am building a system on a very tight tight budget, I have managed to close the choice down to 2 options.

Option 1 is an amd 965 quad core 3.4mhz

Option 2 is an amd 1055t six core 2.8mhz

I use my computer mainly for internet surfing, DVD watching and occasional gaming. It will be hooked up to a gigabyte 9800gt silent cell 1gb ddr3 and 4gb of 1333mhz ddr3 ram.

For what i use my computer for I probably dont need the 6 cores but I would like my computer to be future proof for the next 2 years atleast and as there is only £17 difference between them I want to get the most for my limited funds.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 1055T is the Holy Grail of AMD and your right you don't need that much power but if your future proofing and have the means I say go for it.
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You may want to consider the Phenom II x4 955 as well, there is no real difference between it and the 965 and it's often a good bit cheaper.

At this point the Quads are actually faster since most program's don't use 6 cores however that may change down the road.
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Default Re: Torn between 2 options 965 or 1055t?

If the price is significant on the 955 I will go that route, but I had the option of the 965 or 1055 in a preset deal. A comp store near me is having a closing sale, so will push for the most I can get.
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If your into overclocking at all, 1055t. If not, 965.
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Know nothing about overclocking, so will probably leave it stock. Doesnt it affect the life of the cpu?
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