dealsasus barebones kit - dual core cpu - 2gb ddr2…


Buyer beware! I'd pass on this.
"A CPU cooling fan is not included with this CPU. In order to safeguard your warranty and achieve optimum performance we recommend purchasing a new compatible cooling fan."


This must be an OEM CPU, then... I found this quote as of april 2009:

"...however the retail version will include the heatsink fan for you to be able to run it right away."

The "BE" does stand for "Black Edition".

"The Athlon X2 7850 is a socket AM2+ processor with a 940 pin mPGA packaging, running at 2.8GHz. There's 3MB total cache, breaking down to 512KB of L2 cache per core and a 2MB shared L3 cache. The Athlon X2 series is still being manufactured using a 65nm process, and has a maximum TDP of 95 watts. The Athlon X2 7850 also has HyperTransport 3.0, for up to 28.5 GB/s total processor to system bandwidth, and it supports DDR2 memory with a maximum speed of 1066MHz. The AMD Athlon X2 7850 is also a Black Edition processor, which means that it is unlocked - for better overclocking control."

Look at for information about the CPU.


@techguy125: You would pass on a barebone kit simply because it doesn't come with a CPU fan?