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Old 10-16-2009, 04:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Why is the one you showed me cheaper than the athlon 5200+ brisbane? The one you showed me is 2.8 ghz and the 5200+ is 2.7 ghz why is that?
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The 5200+ cost more because it's an old and outdated chip. Newegg tries to clear their inventory/stock of old products that way, while still trying to make a profit.

Besides, the one I showed is the Athlon II X2. And it's faster than the Athlon X2 5200+.
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Besides, the one I showed is the Athlon II X2. And it's faster than the Athlon X2 5200+.
Yep, completely new architecture. The 5200+ is 65nm, while the 240 is 45nm. Basically, the 240 will run rings around the 5200+, but it is cheaper to produce as the smaller die size allows them to end up with more chips per disk of silicon.
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after the CPU, go for this for a Graphics card. because you will not be able to find a 9800GTX for less than $70, even used.

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO/DI/512MD3/V2 GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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after the CPU, go for this for a Graphics card. because you will not be able to find a 9800GTX for less than $70, even used.

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO/DI/512MD3/V2 GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Okay thanks for all the help!
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