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Old 12-09-2006, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Build a new C2D or just upgrade my CPU?

Hey guys,

I built a new computer a little under 2 years ago. I provided links to all the parts I bought so that I can get as detailed as possible. I want to see whether you guys think I should drop a AMD X2 in there (will my mobo support it btw?), or whether the gain is really worth it to build a new C2D system. What do I do on the PC? I game sparingly, and I mostly surf the internet with tons of windows, burn DVD's, download torrents, have ofice programs running, chat, iTunes, etc.

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Old 12-09-2006, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on your available funds, droping a dual-core Opteron or a X2 in that rig would help out alot, but not as much as a C2D is going to. I would think you would be find with a faster dual-core tho.

Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
Opteron 175 @ 2.80Ghz
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu
OCZ DDR500 2048 Gold XTC
eVGA 7800GTx 256MB PCI-E
Lite-On 16x DVD+-RW DL
Seagate 1TB SataII x 2
Dell 20.1 Inch Widescreen LCD
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you dont have alot of money just go and get an opteron 165 and upgrade your video card
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