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Old 12-11-2011, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey , I'm building a computer for light use of games and mostly recording music. Im wanting to use a AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor and I dont know what motherboard or video card is compatible or worth buying. Im trying to keep each one around $100. I would apreciate your input.

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I found a phenom II x2 560 Castillo processor so im guessing it uses the same motherboard socket as the one you posted, you have to look for a motherboard with an AM3 socket, however I would wait for someone to confirm, just in case im wrong.

edit: I looked at amd's website and the 555 isn't a black edition its just a phenom II x2, anyhow the phenom II x2 both black and non black edition are socket AM3. Maybe someone else can suggest a good mobo and gpu, im not too sure which mobo etc. Would be good for what you need to do. Sorry

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