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Hmmm... Sounds good... That brings me to $705.

But I don't know if I should get the first build or the second. Like I said, I am no fan of Intel so before I get a cpu from them I'd just like to know more about them... What makes them faster than AM2 dual cores?
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well, C2D is faster then AMD's couterparts, but, DDR2 is more expensive and well, i hate Intel so i'll never buy a C2D....

BUT

AMD still implements its on-chip memory controller giving it better performance in that.

If you want to go to the evil side, i cant stop you

The AMD build looks great though.

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Hmmm... Sounds good... That brings me to $705.

But I don't know if I should get the first build or the second. Like I said, I am no fan of Intel so before I get a cpu from them I'd just like to know more about them... What makes them faster than AM2 dual cores?
They just are? I can give you a simplified answer of the C2D doing 12 IPC while the K8 only does 9 but that wouldn't be entirely correct according to one of The_Manuel's previous posts
    
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C2D is faster than AM2 due to architecture. The C2D has 1 more pipeline than the AM2, and the pipeline is shorter, as well. The C2D gets more work done per clock cycle than the AM2 is capable of doing.
    
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the architecture in the C2D is actually supposed to be 25% faster per clock cycle than the AMD. that's the only reason i went to the C2D for my laptop because before this i hated Intel and their crappy netburst architecture. it takes alot to take a hardcore AMD fan and convince them to buy an Intel but they definatley did it with the C2D.
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The Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme use a 14-stage pipeline, much shorter than the 31-stage pipeline of the Pentium D, but slightly longer than the 12-stage pipeline used in AMD's Athlon 64 processor line. There is also great differences in the in the instruction "Width" of Core2 vs A64 but that is for another post.

There is no such thing as an AM2 pipeline since we are speaking of CPU Core Architectures and the AM2 is a CPU Socket Form Factor.



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http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=45&page=4

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spend the extra $$$ you have on the optical drive. stock cooling will be ok for a little while.
What he said the opty comes with a heat pipe cooler here's a pic.
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Wow, I just looked into the same exact 939 build a few hours ago
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Wow... Thanks guys. Reps to everyone for a quick response.

I'll tell when I order it.
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DDR2 is more expensive
Iv seen 2GB PC3200 kits for around $300 and you can buy a really nice DDR2 kit for around that much money.

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No point goin to AM2 since DDR3 is gonna come out soon...
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