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    Tom's likes the phenom II

    Wow. Tom's Hardware gives the new phenom II a recommended buy.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-940,2114.html
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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Not bad. If they could come out with some slower sub 95W variants, I'm interested .
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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Quote Originally Posted by alex666 View Post
    Wow. Tom's Hardware gives the new phenom II a recommended buy.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-940,2114.html
    Good cause I just ordered one from The Egg.

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Whats a decent OC'ing mb for a 940, thinking of picking one up but have no clue whats a good AM2+ mb.

    I'm guessing something with a 790 chipset and sb750 but there are quite a few variations of what look too similar. Makes it kinda hard to pick a good one out without being well versed in the differences.
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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    I'm running my locked 8750 Toliman at 3.0GHz with the Foxconn in my sig - that's not bad.

    For 790FX boards (best to use one with SB750) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...hlon%2064%20X2
    and for 790GX boards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...me=AMD%20790GX

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    What about this combo deal, will this mb cut the mustard you think?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.153681
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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Should do just fine.

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Quote Originally Posted by highoctane View Post
    What about this combo deal, will this mb cut the mustard you think?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.153681
    Rebels Haven Phenom II Results on Biostar AM2+ Motherboards!


    ud

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Thanks for the linke UD!

    I went ahead and ordered the combo I linked to, with the discount its a pretty killer deal overall especially if I get a great clocking chip.

    I'll finally get to use my AM2 freezer64 cooler I accidentally bought like a year ago thinking it was s775. By the time I finally got around to using the thing it was way to late to return it so its been setting around collecting dust.

    Been wanting to tinker with a phenom forever, finally PII is reason enough for me to pull the trigger, I have no will power!!
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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    the link will give you something to do while the ups truck with your package, travels down the highway for the next few days with the cruise control set at 50mph.


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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Quote Originally Posted by Electric Bill View Post
    Good cause I just ordered one from The Egg.

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_raider View Post
    You people have no impulse control
    Heh , I bought this board just for this processor.

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    So AMD just came out with a chip that's 9% faster than Intel's moldy, 2 year old Q6600 that costs over 30% less? I can hardly contain my excitement.

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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    I think we can all agree that it would have been nice to have had the Phnom II two years ago. That aside I’m glad to see AMD making a chip that’s at least competitive with equally priced Intel parts. Hopefully this is a sign of even better things to come.


    As a wise man recently said (In his review here on PCP) “The Phenom II X4 940 will likely be a short lived part at the apex of AMD’s product line, as we expect to see AM3 based processors hitting the market within the next two months.”

    It may be light bear with a champagne chaser, I guess we will wait and see.
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    Re: Tom's likes the phenom II

    Good placement of it. Right in between the i7 and the Intel/AMD quads.

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