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Old 10-31-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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I am looking at building a new system and I am looking at these 2 AMD Chips below. I will be using it for gaming. What chip do you recommend out of the 2?


AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 6MB L3 Cache Black Edition Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

Novatech : HDZ955FBGIBOX AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 - Retail True Quad-Core Technology, 3.20GHz clock speed, 2MB L2 Cache, 8MB L3 cache, AMD CoolCore Technology, AMD Cool & Quiet v3.0, 3yr Warranty. : novatech.co.u


Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 790X Socket AM3 DDR3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Can you let me know,

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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Re: parts

Most games still are significantly multi-threaded. But, if you plan on keeping this system for a few years, then go with the quad. Otherwise you might as well just get a dual core for now.
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