[olug] WTB AMD Phenom II X4 980

Jay Bendon jaybocc2 at gmail.com
Sat May 4 22:29:46 UTC 2013

I highly recommend picking up an amd 8350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284 and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514 and h

that puts you at $402 for some bare bones with some serious horsepower that
will last you quite a long time and outperforms current intel i5's of
comparable price and nips at the tail in quite a few areas for top end i7's
atm for half the price.

As for the AM2 stuff, can't really provide any input there.


On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> My current desktop computer (c.2008) could really use a speed upgrade.
> I priced new cpu/mobo/ram combos, but didn't want to spend the time
> or the $600 to get something really nice.
> My current mobo is an AM2+ socket, so I'm thinking maybe I should just
> upgrade the CPU alone to the fastest one that will fit.  AM2+ CPU's
> have been discontinued, so I can't buy new.
> Do any of you have a high-end AM2+ CPU that you want to get rid of?
> It looks like the AMD Phenom II X4 980 was the fastest one made.  The
> 975 and 970 are right on its heals.  According to cpubenchmark.net,
> those CPU's would be about 3.5 times faster than my current Athlon II
> X2 5000+.
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