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3800+ : 64 or X2?

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I'm on a tight budget and I was wondering if dual-core is worth it. I do not do any encoding or anything of the genre.
I ONLY play games. I am also going AM2.

So I was debating between:
Athlon 64 3800+ for $100
Athlon X2 3800+ for $180

I don't want to go Conroe, since between the mother and CPU i'd like to get, it'd be $100 more just for those 2 components... About 36% more expensive...

So is it worth it for a gamer, considering games aren't multi-treaded yet?
post #2 of 7
X2. Future proof.
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Once you go dual core you never go back. *stares off into space*

That and it is more future proof. And I was gonna say, If you were getting the S939 version, you could get a 800Mhz OC like me.

True, the single core would be better than dual core in games that are single threaded. But I really can't see a difference in my 3500+ at 2.4Ghz and my X2 3800+ at 2.0Ghz.
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Dual core is the only option at this point...believe that.
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post #5 of 7
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I think I'll go dual-core then

Thanks
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Just get the X2 lol, its only like $150 for the AM2 version.
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post #7 of 7
X2 is definatly worth the money, once you go dual, you never go back.
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