Originally posted by saltynay
1) the e6400 is the best price/performance out right now
2)and beats the crap out of the top amd line when overclocked.
1) wrong. x2 3800 it's 109.00 vs 221.00 for the 6400. thats a big difference in money for the benefits, which aren't so big. at least not twice as big. dude the 3800 cant be beat for price/performance. nope.
2) wrong. <sigh>. dude do a little more in depth research yourself before pointing out that others don't know what they are talking about...
ONCE AGAIN...it depends on what you are using it for. granted, the "everyday" tasks are better suited to the intel...that doesn't mean that the x2's do not have their strengths over c2d. so, since you didnt ask the poster what it was going to be used for...i can only conclude that you yourself do not know what you are talking about. :amazed:
get it straight, lol.
the only reason to buy amd am2 socket right now is if you are on a tight (like 800 or under) budget. or you just have supreme faith that k8l is going to be the shizznerizznit, at least for a little while, lol.
i like saltnay's build, tho. except i would buy a 6300 and oc the crap out of it.
but then again, if i was going to buy an e6300, i'd just buy the 3800 instead, because it is like 80 bucks cheaper and performs pretty much (except in super pi lol) the same.
fade2blacks build is good too. but i wouldn't pay 300 bucks for a cpu. 200 maybe, if that b*tch was really good. which the 6400 is, make no mistake.