#35 in Computer CPU processors

Reddit reviews on AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail

Sentiment score: 11
Reddit mentions: 19

We found 19 Reddit mentions of AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail. Here are the top ones.

Released in tandem with a new memory tuning tool called 'Black Edition Memory ProfilesFeature unlocked multipliersMake it as easy as possible to transition from older socketAMD's Phenom II quad-core design emphasizes a larger L3 cachePrevents processor cores from tripping over each while waiting to search through a large, shared L2 cache

Found 19 comments on AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail:

u/Buttersnips · 6 pointsr/gaming

>equivalent computer

Here is a list of the 360's hardware.

Here is a quad core, 3.2ghz processor.
Here is 2gb DDR3 RAM, here is the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi, here is an external blu-ray drive. Here is a 2TB external HDD. This is a network card, and this is a motherboard. Along with the GTX 295.

Total estimate? £837. You were right, except for one minor detail; this isn't the equivalent. This is above and beyond in a great deal of ways, and will probably be a decent gaming setup for a good 6-8 years. Consoles are inferior in the terms of hardware, in the way of adaptability to said hardware, in the limitations that the manufacturer sets, and the control scheme. Carry on, peasant.

u/LibertineLast · 5 pointsr/buildapc

These are listed as new and it's a worldwide selller so should be able to find it on any Amazon.

u/Vyr · 3 pointsr/gaming

Are there any good benchmarks comparing them? Because the £ benchmark says AMD.

AMD vs Intel

At least, I think those are comparable CPUs?

u/brunub · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Howdy folks - with all the buzz about the new $200 AMD card I am wondering about next steps for upgrading my rig.

Currently I have a AMD Phenom II X4 955 and R9 270 in a 5 year old ASUS motherboard.

Does it make any sense to update my card or add it in to Crossfire or will be outdated CPU be a more limiting factor for gaming and eventual VR? For what it's worth, the Steam VR readiness application said my GPU was the limiting factor.

u/ChrisF79 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Since budget is a concern, the processor is about $9 cheaper at Amazon. Other than that, I think it looks like a really good build for the money.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thank Christ for that!
I went ahead and pushed the button on these;

Phenom II X4 Quad 955

Asrock Socket AM3+ 970 Extreme4


Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 XMS3 8GB

I was wondering about crosfiring with a 6770 actually, cheers!

u/Jollyis15 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here is a good motherboard for a phenom (I have it) and supports sli and crosefire and is pretty good for a Decently priced gaming motherboard although it might be to pricey for your budget though. Here is the CPU so if you are willing to spend up to 600 dollars you can get that and about 4 gigabytes of ddr3 ram and a Corsair 650HX PSU and have a pretty damn good rig.

Edit; Case my friend has cheap and longlasting

u/mcflurryXD · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have an AM3 board that is currently running a Phenom II X6 1075t found here http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Thuban-Six-Core-Processor/dp/B0041G50LI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416513353&sr=8-1&keywords=phenom+ii+1075t I bought the motherboard and processor used off of a friend, but after some problems, I ended up RMAing both of them. At the time, I had a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition found here http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-Edition-3-2GHz/dp/B002TQYUAE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416513737&sr=8-1&keywords=955+black+edition , and AMD sent me the 1075t as a replacement. Both of them are great CPUs from what I know of the 1075t and my friend's knowledge of the 955 BE. However, the non-Black-Edition CPUs do not have unlocked multipliers, therefore making their overclocking abilities somewhat limited and more complicated. However, if overclocking doesn't mean much to you, you can safely ignore this and just go by Core number, base clock speed, etc. If you really want something cheap and weak to get you by, you can get this http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Sempron-145-Processor-SDX145HBGMBOX/dp/B0040BPHJO/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1416513613&sr=8-7&keywords=am3+processor it is labeled as a single core, but I believe it has an unlockable second core, if what I remember reading about it is correct. I've also found what seem to be really great AM3 overclocking guides on Google, but I have not found the time to mess with it much. Also note that, while you probably already know this, you cannot use AM3+ processors on AM3 boards. You can, however, use AM3 CPUs on AM3+ boards. AM3 CPUs have 941 pins, AM3+ have 942.

u/iamanooj · 1 pointr/buildapc

AMD 955 for $111 on Amazon

955 = 965, and amazon is no tax/free ship.

u/dreakon · 1 pointr/buildapc

Something like this


can replace the CPU I listed. As far as the hard drive, as I'm sure you've read, it's insane right now trying to find a decently priced one, and you may actually be better off checking in a local electronics store or checking around amazon. As long as it's SATA, it will work. I would recommend at least 7200RPM for faster load times, but a 5400RPM drive isn't the end of the world. As for problems? I hit a few snags with my first PC years ago, and it took me about 4-5 hours to build it. Then another 2 to set up the OS. I've built so many now, that I can usually put one together in less than an hour, and OS another hour or so. They are much easier to build now, I really wouldn't stress it much.

u/barryicide · 1 pointr/gaming


U.S. - $111.99


U.K. - $148.01

Looking at a couple of other parts, definitely not enough to warrant requiring $1200 to build a computer.

Aside from the parts, no matter the cost, you do not need to upgrade your computer ever 12-24 months.

u/BeerGogglesFTW · 1 pointr/gaming

I had a Pentium D back when it came out, while it is 2 Cores, it was no Core 2 Duo (that thing was revolutionary lol)

Luckily for you, SWTOR is trying to capture a large part of the PC gaming market, and in order to do so, they must have very low system requirements... If you noticed, the graphics looks similar to if not a better than WoW. System requirements as well as a release date are not yet out though. So we'll have to wait and see.

If the requirements are too high... Try and recycle your Hard Drive, PSU, Case, CD/DVD Drive, Mouse, Monitor, and Keyboard... (I'm on the fence about your GPU, but I think it may be just good enough for SWTOR)

So, You're looking at a motherboard, CPU, and Memory... I reccommend these.

  • Motherboard: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX - $60
  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 - $112
  • RAM: Mushkin 4GB 1333 - $25

    It will run you $230 $205 $197 Always consider a CPU fan, it protects your investment.

    Maybe a year down the road consider Windows 7 64 bit for $90... then consider a new GPU...

    EDIT I take this back... you are on Windows XP I assume... Get yourself 4GB of DDR3.. *GB doesnt work and is overkill.. even on W7 64bit.. i dont go over 2.5gb.
    EDIT 2 Lets knock off $8 more and use Amazon.com for the CPU
u/Markus_Antonius · 1 pointr/gamingpc

Alternatively an AM3 motherboard and a Phenom II x4 955 will run the games you want just fine.

u/Hazz92 · 1 pointr/buildapc

IBased on the comments - would this be a better build?

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $70.00

ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $110.00

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition $112.00


PowerColor Radeon HD6870 1GB $169.00

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (2x2G) DDR3 $39.00

Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ $59.00

Samsung SH-222AB SATA DVDRW Drive $22.00


u/footcreamfin · 1 pointr/buildapc

The same exact CPU is $112 on Amazon. Get it there and same some money

You can easily get 8gb of ram for the price your paying for 4gb. Either get cheaper ram, or upgrade to 8gb.

Get PSU from a more reliable producer. Preferably this. Its cheaper, modular (helps ALOT with cable management) and more reliable.

The motherboard you chose is not very good. And leaves NO space for future upgrades (bulldozer CPU, or Crossfire GPU). If you REALLY want to save money, get this. But I would strongly suggest you get a better motherboard like this one.

u/RevoS117 · 1 pointr/buildapc

True, for those prices any, consider an X4 955BE , they are around $110, and the older AM3 boards are around $50 if you want one that supports DDR2 (assuming you have DDR2 currently and don't want to buy new DDR3 sticks)

I am stuck in the same boat, but with a crappier E6400, but my board is so old it doesnt support anything other than 65nm :(
My only option is go for a second hand Q6600, or AMD route for about $160 either way.

u/dac1825 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I was recently given a new MOBO and CPU, but I need to buy a GPU...the CPU is here and the MOBO is here

I'm still learning, but I don't want to waste money on a GPU that will be bottlenecked. My main goal is to be able to play Steam games (Fallout 3, Fallout NV, Don't Starve, Bioshock 1, 2, Ultimate, Starcraft II, Maybe Skyrim and Civ V)
What GPU should I look at purchasing that will be a good value for the performance, but still movable to a future PC?

I'm not overclocking, not using Crossfire, unless it would bring a significant increase in fps