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Old 04-19-2006, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Gaming CPU!

I am planning on building my first computer very soon but i still am having trouble deciding on which AMD processor I want to purchase. I am big into gaming and want one that will run the latest games
with little or no problem. I am on a budget though and dont want to spent more than $200 (im 16). I was thinking about getting this one-
but I wanted to get your opinions first before I make this purchase.

Btw, i will be posting my build parts soon just to see what you guys think and if yall have any suggestions or advice (trust me, imma need them!).


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Old 04-19-2006, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah thats a good cpu to go with. i would recomend that you take careful concideration in your motherboard. make sure it uses pci express and not agp, it uses SATA and not standard ide, and that is has plenty of slots and plugs for expansion. that way you wont need to buy a new machine for a few years, instead you just upgrade you components.


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Old 04-19-2006, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks man, I needed just a little extra input for me to make my decision
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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dont forget this...

1mb of cache, and a excellent OC'er...other one only had 512...

Keep that in mind

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Old 04-19-2006, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have an Opteron 146 and it's working great for me. I have it at 2.5ghz at stock voltage. I haven't went any higher because I haven't got around to trying and it doesn't really need it. It has the 1MB cache too so I recommend getting a 144 or 146 over the Athlon.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Opteron will overclock very nicely. The extra cache is a plus also.

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Both look fine, they both overclock very nicely and can handle todays games fine.

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