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Old 01-29-12, 01:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Choice between two AMD CPU's for ITX build, need advice

I agree the AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition will be plenty for what you are running .Only running bemchmarks would you see a difference ,but in nearly all games the three core will be plenty,Like was said alot of times you can unlock the extra core ,but even if you can't the three cores will be enough.I would have went with a bigger case so you could put a bigger power supply in it .135watts is not much.I would get a cpu with the lowest TDP .
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