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^ Math Fail.

$54.99-$36.99=$18

That money would be best spent on something else.


















^ Math Fail.

All insults on the both of us for not noticing the price tags aside, Staying with the CPU that you are RMA'ing seems like the smart choice. OC'ing it is also a good idea. Dark Fury can recommend you a good AMD CPU cooler that shouldn't be more then $20 and will easily give it better clocks then the stock clock's of the Windsor. Or, you could stick with what you have and get a small OC. Not what I would recommend, but it is your call.

I especially recommend getting a cooler if you'll go with the DDR2 800 for $35.99 that I suggested which you'll hopefully OC to 1066 if you purchase.

The 2MB L2 cache is important though. That 1MB boost would've made a difference when playing games...
Yeah, after shipping the RMA would cost me ~$26. Then the Windsor is $20 more, so like a $46 difference.
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Useful, you're getting most of what I have gotten.

But the PSU should be a single +12V Rail...Go with Corsair or PC Power & Cooling...You can get a 500W for like 70$ I do think.

Newegg is having a sale on the GIGABYTE MA790X-UD4P with the Phenom II X4 940, which is what I've got....for like $230.
I want to just get a Phenom, but it's out of my price range. Maybe sometime down the road. One of the reasons I'm getting a board that supports AM3. Only thing I've bought so far is the video card and processor, so I'm still thinking about the other stuff.

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just to throw this out here, a Phenom build is only 50-100bucks cheaper than an i7 build.
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just to throw this out here, a Phenom build is only 50-100bucks cheaper than an i7 build.
It all depends what kind of deal you can get on the i7. If you can get it for $190 at Microcenter, then it's $50-100 pricier. If you can't, then it's around $200 more expensive.
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Either way, it's out of my budget. I hear you can recommend me a cheap AMD CPU cooler, Fury.

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Either way, it's out of my budget. I hear you can recommend me a cheap AMD CPU cooler, Fury.
You only need one if you're overclocking or you're getting a BE chip (which doesn't come with a cooler).
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I don't know jock about overclocking, but I am interested. I've read its pretty simply to do.

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It's done through the BIOS menu....Just set your clocks to something.

Also, you my cpu cooler came stock with mine..idk if yours did.

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Yeah, it came with one, but is not important to get an aftermarket one when OC'ing?

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I thought you said you weren't overclocking?

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I said I'd be interested in dabbling with it.

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