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Old 04-11-2006, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was going to buy a BFG 7600gt for £150 from ebuyer to go with an Asus A8N sli Premium and an AMD 4200+ but I was wondering if there were any that would suit it better or have generally better performance.
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i'm not too sure how the pricing goes but would you be able to save a little more, drop to an x2 3800+ and buy a 7900gt? that would serve you better. especially if you would be willing to overclock the processor
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i wanted to OC the 4200 though. how much is the 7900gt?
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if you are going to overclock don't buy the 4200+, it won't overclock any further than the 3800+ trust me. the 3800+ can overclock past FX-60 speeds. i'm not sure especially in british currency, sorry. search for it. it will outstrip the 7600 considerably.
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I found it for about £250 which is a little over. Will the 3800+ get up to around the 4400+ range?
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Well, that's a lot of OCing. If you want to OC that much, you might as well go for an Opteron 165. You'd probably want a 7900GT over the 7600GT, though.
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the 3800+ will overclock well past the speed of the 4400+

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the 3800+ can overclock past FX-60 speeds
it will take about a a 250-300mhz overclock to equal the 4400+.
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Is the opteron better than the athlon 64 x2?
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if you are an overclocker then probably yes. i only bought the x2 3800+ because the opteron is more expensive here. the opteron 165 is clocked at 1.8ghz stock speed and the 3800+ is 2.0ghz. in some tasks the opteron will equal the 3800+ but in others it will fall slightly behind.
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Hmm ok, is the Opteron 165 better than the 4200+ then? (My buget isn't too flexible is all)
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