CPU/mobo for $400 recommendation

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CPU/mobo for $400 recommendation

Post by pcrobot » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:59 pm

So I am looking to upgrade my desktop with a new CPU and motherboard. I want to start off the new year with a fresh install of Windows and a little speed boost. I currently have an AMD X2 5200+ in the Abit Fatal1ty motherboard.

I have about $400 for the upgrade. I use my desktop for homework, light gaming and some music production from time to time. This is a Windows 7 machine BTW. I've not kept up on the latest hardware news so I feel like a noob figuring this all out.

Below are the following parts I'm thinking about buying.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

MSI 890GXM-G65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 890GXM-G65

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145260

I'd like some solid parts so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: CPU/mobo for $400 recommendation

Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:30 pm

To be honest man, I'd just get a faster AM3 quad-core that's faster than a similarly priced X6 chip. Unless you're a video editor you'll probably be happier with a 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970 for $6 more than the X6 at 2.8 GHz.

Also, just my 2 cents but I would prefer the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 board myself, but that's just me being nitpicky, either board will be great!
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Re: CPU/mobo for $400 recommendation

Post by pwcmed » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:45 pm

I got an email from microcenter about the new i CPU's and was showing the price of a 2500k to be 179.99. I don't know if it was a typo but if it's true I'm upgrading. The link doesnt not take me to that page anymore so it might have been a typo.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread ... &t=2546095

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Re: CPU/mobo for $400 recommendation

Post by DaddyRabbit » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:02 pm

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Re: CPU/mobo for $400 recommendation

Post by vbironchef » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:35 pm

Here's my picks: newegg combo deal: cpu and motherboard less than 400 dollars. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... mbo.580754 I know the 1156 socket is dead but still it's under four hundred dollars :)

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