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Old 01-30-2006, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 3700+ or Opteron?

im deciding between a 3700+ or an opteron 148 or something because i have to stay around $200 and i heard opterons are futureproof? even though the 148 is more expensive i will be willing to pay the extra ~$40 for it if it is much better than a 3700+

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they say dual core processors are more future proof. wether they are opty or a64 dont matter.

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Old 01-30-2006, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so i should get the 148?
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Old 01-30-2006, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ummm 148 isnt dual core. I'd get the 3700 if you're not gonna OC. Also get it at ZipZoomFly.com
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in general, the opteron 148 will possibly overclock a little better than the 3700+. also, the opteron will have slightly higher temperatures. this is just based on results people have gotten in the past.

opteron 148 is no more future proof than the 3700+. they're the same processor but the opteron supposedly is tested more and has higher quality silicone.

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks guys i think i'll go with the 3700+
seeing that its cheaper and whatnot without being too much better

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