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Old 04-09-2010, 07:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: AMD Phenom II x6 ???

Yea let me go find the links real quick.

-I would rather shell out a little xtra cash for the better models because I don't know too much about OCing

Intel link-
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0327018

AMD link-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128435
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:16 PM   #12
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The intel board looks awesome, but overkill. Like I said, P6T.

That AMD board is 890GX. You will do better with a 790FX board, such as 790FX-GD70, M4A79T deluxe, Crosshair III formula. The first two are really your better option though, since they have more than two x16 2.0 slots.
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Why would the older 790FX board be better than the new 890GX?
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Why would the older 790FX board be better than the new 890GX?
They support x16/x16 crossfire, and there are more than two x16 slots, which would be good if he goes with HD 5850 Xfire as I suggested, so there is room to upgrade.

Right now, sata III is not used, same with USB 3, though I can see USB 3 becoming big in the next couple years, at which point he could just add a controller.
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Depends on what games you're playing. Many newer and/or recently updated games actually can use that many threads. ALL Source games can, and almost everyone plays one of those.
I didn't know Source engnes can use more than 4 cores now. I wish game companies were a little more clear about multicore support.
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Yup. AFAIK the Source engine can use an unlimited amount of cores.
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But where is the line of diminishing returns?
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