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Old 06-12-2006, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased an Athlon 64 3800+ Venice at zipzoomfly for just $149! I'm building a computer for my sister and didn't think I'd be able to find such a great CPU for so cheap. I'm excited. However, I don't know why it was so inexpensive. Here is a link for anyone else that is interested.

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Any ideas on why it would be just $149?
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ya that is very odd i just looked through on their sales and it said it was still like 285?? very odd... thats close to half the price!
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Indeed. It is double listed at the more expensive price but then at this cheaper price also. Oh well, it's a great way to get a very fast system for much cheaper.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Holy crap, I wonder if I should buy this now or wait til the Conroe...
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I wouldn't get the 3800+, look at the size of the L2 cache.
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i worried about the L2 cache as well, but it makes very little difference on the overall performance, i think like 5% performance decrease w/ half the L2 cache... i was willing to accept this
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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with 10$ more you could have bought the AM2 socket so that if you wanted to upgrade to K8L later, you wouldn't need a new motherboard.
I'm waiting for 50% drop in 4000-4800 models. That will be much better.
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buy loads and sell them on to gullable people on ebay....LOL
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Don't buy it. You can get the 3200+ oc'd to the 3800+ and its even cheaper! I got the 3000+ to 2.38 and it benches just under the 3800. The 3000+ Venice is $104 and it's very OCable!!!
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I'm building the computer for my sister to take to college so I'd rather not overclock a processor if I can help it.
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