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    Sub £80 quad core!!

    I know this is not the latest or greatest but still it is great value for money:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=27679

    With a cheap 780G motherboard(I have seen some on Ebay for under £40 brand new) it would be good match for general usage purposes!!

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    Re: Sub £80 quad core!!

    .... and of course it is on TodayOnly of course

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    Re: Sub £80 quad core!!

    (http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/#13 - to be more accurate )

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    Re: Sub £80 quad core!!

    Yeah I almost got this but then I though.. what would Clarkson do.. POOOOOWEEEER!!

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    Re: Sub £80 quad core!!

    I thought the 9500s are the faulty ones; if you're desperate for an AMD quad you want a 9x50.

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    Re: Sub £80 quad core!!

    Get it with that and you've got a pretty powerful base for an HTPC system.
    "I've heard there is a common problem with this item from forums" - If you read some forums they believe Elvis was abducted by aliens, doesn't mean it's true.

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    Re: Sub £80 quad core!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Powderhound View Post
    I thought the 9500s are the faulty ones; if you're desperate for an AMD quad you want a 9x50.
    The equivalent Phenom 9550 is another £20 more. The TLB workaround reduces performance by 9% on average but only 2% for media purposes.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/618/2/

    The same issue has happened with Intel Core2 and Xeon processors too:

    http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS3868522651.html

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