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Old 12-14-2005, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i made a post before about, how i want build a new pc. I came up with what i want except one thing the processor. I can't seem to see which one is the best one for me. The 5 processors are as following:

Opteron 150
Opteron 148
AMD 3800+
AMD x2 3800+
AMD 3700+

My budget is around 1000 dollars here is what i came up with so far.

Thermaltake Soprano Black (case)
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 (mobo)
XFX 6800GS (video card)
Antec Truepower II 550W (power supply)
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB)

Thats $642.85 (with shipping, all from newegg)

I want to spend around 1050.. so what processor that is good. I will even go with a processor that is cheap, and upgrade other parts.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i just bought a x2 3800 and am very happy with it, and i hear it overclocks well also. But if your in it just for the gaming, id say a 3700 and upgrade to a 7800 gt
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Yea i am in it for gaming only
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Im very happy with my 3700. It runs everything perfectly and i was able to overclock it a lot.
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I would choose the x2 dual core. Or if going single the 148 opteron.
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I would go with the amd athalon 64 x2, go to www.zipzoomfly.com and look at the price comparison between the 3800 and 4200, i mean if your willing to spend $1000 why not spend $40 more than that and get the best you can buy... I have read tons of reviews... and infact I'm buying one in January to go with the parts im getting for X-mas... Im getting an Asus A8v KT800 Pro and the processor plust im adding another gig of ram making it 2Gigz to run dual Channel
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Is it really worth going for a dual core yet? I mean i can get a single core and it should run quite fine. But maybe i should go with the x2 3800 as now games are going to be able to take advantage of the dual core
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Get a X2 3800
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also get the eVGA 6800GS it has better cooling on it, and a lifetime warranty.
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but xfx is clocked higher 485 (to normal 425)
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