Deal of the Week: AMD Athlon II X2 240

AMD’s Athlon II X2 240 CPU looks like a price/performance winner.

As overclockers, we try to squeeze every ounce of performance out of our systems.  For most of us, this also means getting the most from our wallet.  So, every week we will try to highlight some great bang-for-your-buck deals to help you on your overclocking quest.


This week, we have the AMD Athlon II X2 240 processor sold on for $59.99.  One great thing about the Phenom II and Athlon II processors is they work with AM2+ and AM3 motherboards.  This means you don’t necessarily need to shell out the money to buy a new motherboard and new RAM if you currently own a AM2+ motherboard.  It also means you can choose between DDR2 or DDR3 to fit your budget if you are building a completely new system.  Also saving you money, has “build your own combo” deals allowing you to package a motherboard and RAM.

Taking a quick look at, you can see that this processor can reach 4200 MHz on air, which is a 50% increase.  If you are in the market for an AMD processor, this is a very good choice.

Other similar deals:
Intel E5200 Wolfdale $67.74
AMD Athlon II X2 250 $72.99
Intel E6300 Wolfdale $81.99

splat @ ocforums

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