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Old 02-27-2006, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Down to the last component, the processor, lets pick one out for it

So I've picked out everything so far for my new build except for the processor, but I have it narrowed down to my top two choices (too bad I cant afford X2 or it would be in the list too ).
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2 x 512 MB Mushkin PC3200
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Sapphire X800GTO 128 MB
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120 GB 7200 rpm
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I'm between the Opteron 144 and the Athlon 64 3000+ Venice
I want good performance on new games from the processor and on applications such as Photoshop.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what's your budget? the Opteron 144 is the same as the 3000+ Venice but it tends to overclock better.
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Well I've seen both from $152 to $170, so lets keep it there.
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what's your budget? the Opteron 144 is the same as the 3000+ Venice but it tends to overclock better.
Actually the 144 has double the cache of the venice.
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hey yea you're right..i never realized that.
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Found an Opteron 144 for $150 shipped brand new, should I go ahead and get it?
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if that's all you have to spend, i would
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