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Old 03-28-2010, 06:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok, updated again. did a little more research and the antec three hundred seemed like a very solid choice so I am going with that, only $10 more than my previous choice. also I will pick up the triple core processor.

more opinions are appreciated. planning on ordering monday or tuesday...will probably order that GPU beforehand because the deal expires and im pretty sure its the best card for the money?
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You'll need a heatsinkfan as that CPU is an OEM and doesn't include one.
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i included an aftermarket heatsink because the x3 720 i included is oem, which means it just comes with the cpu and that's it, not even a stock heatsink. so if you were gonna get a new heatsink, it might as well have been a good one, and the core contact is great for the price.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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does that heatsink/fan stuff usually come with CPU's? because that makes it like $140~ and I am wondering would it be better to wait a week so I can spend a little more and buy one of these processors:

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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If you wait and buy one of those, I recommend going with the Phenom II X4 955 as the Phenom II X4 965 and 955 are the same CPU, and they don't really have an overclocking difference.
You're best off getting the 955 and overclocking it, saving yourself $20-30, it will give you the same performance as an overclocked 965.

Also, if you wait a couple weeks before you buy... The Phenom II X6's will be out by then, and their performance looks very promising.

And the heatsink/fan always come with "Retail" CPUs, but if they're OEM CPU's, they won't have a heatsink/fan with them.

Also, go with this 955 as it's the C3 stepping edition.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-808-_-Product

If you decide to wait a week.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ok so if i go with Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

which motherboard should I get that is fairly cheap and would work well for me and the rest of my set up?

there are ALOT of combo deals
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Here's a nice combo:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

or if you want the free game, get this:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

i guess i should say "free" game, because you'd be paying $25 extra for it.
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