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Old 02-03-2006, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im building my gaming rig in a few weeks, but im still debating on what kinda cpu to get...

amd athlon 64 3700 or the X2 3800

I know the x2 is dual core and all, but its 2 gigs whereas the 3700 is 2.4...i am also not going to overclock the cpu

so what do you guys think?
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 3700 is going to give yoyu the same amount of performance (if not better) in games and cost you less money. Unless you are doing video/audio editing or need a dual-core cpu specifically for something then I'd go with the Athlon 64 3700+
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ATM, dual core isn't exactly used in gaming, but it will for sure in the future. You could always go with a 3200+ now and go dual core when socket AM2 is released.
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if ur not going to multi-task, dont get multi-core.
Yea, yea ppl say new games will have multi processor support, but i honestly think the single processor will still do fine with those games.
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do a search. This topic is so over-posted. Beating it like a dead horse...

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