Phenom II X4 965 $80

Rusty4560

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Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition2 C2 3.4 GHz 4x 512 KB 6 MB 2 GHz 17x 0.850 - 1.425 140 W AM3 August 13, 2009

I think that's why.
 

Decimus

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Would it be worth upgrading to the 965BE from the Phenom II X4 810 Deneb?
 

kemist1117

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Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition2 C2 3.4 GHz 4x 512 KB 6 MB 2 GHz 17x 0.850 - 1.425 140 W AM3 August 13, 2009

I think that's why.

If you are looking to upgrade an older platform on the cheap with CPU only this is a good deal.

This CPU still goes for $100+ easily, used.
 

kemist1117

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Would it be worth upgrading to the 965BE from the Phenom II X4 810 Deneb?

You OCing?

Picked up a 965BE on sale recently from ewiz and it hit 4.0ghz no problem on stock voltage. You could probably hit 4.4-4.5ghz with good cooling and higher voltage.
 

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You OCing?

Picked up a 965BE on sale recently from ewiz and it hit 4.0ghz no problem on stock voltage. You could probably hit 4.4-4.5ghz with good cooling and higher voltage.

Wife's computer so it isn't a must. But I do currently have her's mounted with CoolerMaster 212Plus on it so OC'ing it would not be an issue.

Just debating on if this is going to give a visible boost for her or not. Her current rig is the 810 Deneb, Sandisk Extreme 240gb SSD, a GTX 460, with 8gb RAM. Yes I know I should probably upgrade her GPU first but I am considering moving up to a 7870 or a 7950 so she would get my 5850 which would still be a step up.
 

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Wife's computer so it isn't a must. But I do currently have her's mounted with CoolerMaster 212Plus on it so OC'ing it would not be an issue.

Just debating on if this is going to give a visible boost for her or not. Her current rig is the 810 Deneb, Sandisk Extreme 240gb SSD, a GTX 460, with 8gb RAM. Yes I know I should probably upgrade her GPU first but I am considering moving up to a 7870 or a 7950 so she would get my 5850 which would still be a step up.

Going from a stock 810 @ 2.6ghz to an OC'ed 965 @ 4ghz+ i would think it would add a nice bump to framerates when you move the 5850 over.
 

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Honestly, this is better than almost any Intel alternative in it's price range.
 

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I've got one of these in my desktop (bought it about 2.5 years ago) and it's been fantastic. So it gets a vote from me. :p
 
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