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post #11 of 23
my god I am suprised that someone didnt say "Upgrade to conroe" yet.......
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post #12 of 23
3800x2 with some better cooling can really be OCed nicely... go with that.
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by killa_concept
so, a 3800x2 or 3700? and what about a case and video card?
If Newegg is still listing their OEM FX55 for 139 (after applying AMDROCKS to the coupon field)...get that processor!!
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yeh the x2 3800 has been getting to 3ghz mark easily recently, case what ever you want, graphics card 7600gt or gs, you dont wana spend to much as dx10 will render all dx9 graphics obsolete in a few months anyway
    
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post #15 of 23
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but what are the chances a 3800x2 will clock to 3.0ghz with my ram?
post #16 of 23
save your money, sell your whole system, and go for C2D, yes I said it

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post #17 of 23
well with your ram you will definately have to run a divider, so a 1:1 ration is out of the question, but 3ghz isnt
    
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post #18 of 23
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but what are the chances a 3800x2 will clock to 3.0ghz with my ram?
RAM does not affect CPU overclock. You'll need a RAM divider, but that won't slow down your CPU.
post #19 of 23
If you wanted, you could go with the asrock dualsata board and go c2d and keep your AGP card and your DDR ram, and when you feel upgrade to PCI-E and DDR2 all on the same mobo. Also, asrock dual sata = ~$100 so it's cheap too.
    
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post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by r3tard
If you wanted, you could go with the asrock dualsata board and go c2d and keep your AGP card and your DDR ram, and when you feel upgrade to PCI-E and DDR2 all on the same mobo. Also, asrock dual sata = ~$100 so it's cheap too.
GO WITH THAT BRO, get c2d 6300, overclock to fx60 speed, and DS3 or S3 965 mobo for like 120$ + cpu = 350, PERFECT!
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