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Old 12-26-2005, 10:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need help choosing a PROCESSOR (AMD ATHLON64)

Hi guys.

I'm trying to save money while building a computer.

My options:

[939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 3700+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology [+ $60]
[939-pin] AMD Athlon-64 X2 3800+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology [+$145]
[939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 4000+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology [+ $172]
[939-pin] AMD Athlon-64 X2 4200+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology[+$217]

Those are the upgrade prices at IBUYPOWER.

I'm building a computer for the FUTURE as well as NOW.
I don't do "VIDEO RECORDING/EDITING" while playing games, but I will multitask somewhat obviously.

THIS COMES DOWN TO A GAMING MACHINE'S STATUS in 4 to 5 YEARS.

Are the differences in Athlon64 Speed significant for the PRICE, and should I get X2 over not-X2?

PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE. Thanks (I only get one computer every 5 years).
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If by multitasking you mean AIM, a web browser, and a game at the same time, than get a nice single core (3700+ san diego.) Dual core isn't gonna show you a big difference unless you're doing major multitasking stuff. However, you may want to go for an X2 3800+ dual core, because it will make this PC much more futureproof. But if you upgrade your computer every 2 years like I do, I would just go with a single core. However, you said "in 4 to 5 years" so I almost have to recomend a dual core.
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Definately get a dual core
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