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Old 08-30-2005, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which CPU should I get? The AMD 64 3700 San Diego or the AMD 64 3800 venice?

The 3700 san diego is currently out of stock and I want to know if the 3800 venice is better or worse.

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3700 cause of the 1MB cache, thats probably the only big difference, but for me i would get the 3700. and if you are gaming, cache doesnt really make a big difference, so if you cant wait for the 3700 to get back in stock go ahead and get the 3800
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It's just the fact that the 3800 costs more..I mean is it worth the extra money? The PC is gonna be mainly used for gaming.
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you can always OC to 3800 speeds, and you got the bigger L2 cache
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What would I need the bigger L2 cache for?

Also which CPU is better for me if I want to do gaming but don't want to overclock.
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i would say for higher speeds the 3800 but for the best bang the 3700.

i say the 3700 then if you want to, you can experiement with OCing a little bit.
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Basically if the 3800 is better then I will get that. But otherwise I will not pay more money for something that is worse, this is what I don't understand.
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the 3800 is not worse, it just has a higher clocked speed. .2Ghz which you can Oc that easily, the 3700 is way better sense it has the 1MB L2 cache, i forget what cache does, something bigger is better to help sppeed and not use up ram or what not i forget, buy anyways get the 3700 and save some money.
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Ok thanks... I have the whole build now..could you please tell me if this is ok for gaming:

DFI Lanparty nF4 SLi-DR

Chenbro Gaming Bomb MIDI ATX Orange

Kingston 1GB Kit (512x2) PC3200

80GB Seagate Barrucuda 7 [7200/100]

16X Sony DVD-ROM Black

Gigabyte GeForce 7800GTX 256MB

17" Iiyama VisionMaster 1403

3½" Black Floppy Drive

Enermax Noisetaker 600W ATX V2.0

AMD Athlon64 3700 San Diego Retail
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i say if you dont want to OC and you want to make the price a little bit cheaper, i say go with some corsair valueselect for around 90 dollars. but eveerything else looks pretty good.
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