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Old 05-19-2006, 06:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys.
I am in the proses of makin myself a new Pc but when i got to the stage of choosing a Cpu im kinda getin confused. cuz there are soo manny diffrent types out there. im kinda lookin betwene the Amd AMD Athlon 64 3700+ and the AMD Opteron 248.
but im willing 2 change. the main uses of the PC will b gaming and some more gaming
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out How to Choose the Best CPU for Gaming for some advice on choosing your cpu.

The AMD Athlon 64 3700+ is good, although if you don't mind spending more you might want to consider getting a dual core processor for extra performance
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A duel core prosesor is out of my buget. all i have 2 spend is like $1300 AUD. Ty 4 the link
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i bought about $1100-$1300 worth of australian parts and used my old hdd and dvd drives and managed a dual core. since then prices have dropped about $50. and also in your first post you typed 248 which if it exists would be a s940 processor so i assume you mean 148. personally i would take the opteron.
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The 3700+ is a fantastic processor, but the Opteron out performs it, atleast that is what all of the information I have read about them both leads too. If you have the cash to do it, I would recommend the Opteron 250, but the 148 is also **** good.

If you do end up getting an Opteron, I would like to know which motherboard you are going to get with it and how it performs. I hope that what I have said will be of some help. Cheers.
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Yea i wish i can Go duel core.. but i dont have anny DVD/Hdd's spare 2 use.. but ill gladley take a look at nitestick specs n have a good look. cuz even if i do have 2 buy them like he said they wuda droped by a bit laltley
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i forgot to mention though the 250gb hdd and raptor were purchased later. the power supply was an additional $130 au on top of the case but you could probably live on the psu that comes with the case for a while to give you extra money to play around with. i think you can save something like $30-$50 if you get a mambo case instead. check out nitek.com.au and pccasegear.com.au. if you get 1gb of ram you could probably cut about $90 or so dollars off what i paid for my ram.
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yea. i just had a little play around n this is what i have come up with. please give possitave and negitave feadback to this please. i dont wona wast my money


AMD Athlon¬ô 64 3800+ Processor Retail (939) Dual Core
ASUS A8N-SLI nForce 4 SLI Socket 939
1024M (2X512Mb,1G Kit)PC3200 DDR RAM Kingston/Kingmax
Maxtor 80G 7200rpm ATA133(8M cache)
Sapphire Radeon X800-GTO2 256meg PCI Express TVout / DVI
LG DVD16X+- Super Multi DVD Rewriter with Software(DUAL LAYER Black )4167BBK
CoolerMaster Cavalier 3 Aluminum Case Bezel Black with 350W
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why an ATA drive? you should get an SATA drive. i'm not a big fan of asus' s939 boards but that isn't a bad choice. how much money does this leave you? i don't think the psu in that case is quite enough.
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Total of $1401.
so that leaves me over. i think ima need 2 make some sacrifices somewhere. so ima need some help choosin some cheaper parts..
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