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the FX-60 is like $400-$500.....
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post #32 of 48
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the FX-60 is like $400-$500.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103608

according to newegg about $450 bucks.

OR an opty165 w/ more performance after its overclocked for about $160.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103608

according to newegg about $450 bucks.

OR an opty165 w/ more performance after its overclocked for about $160.
Just saying, for that $450 you could get a Core 2 Duo/Motherboard/Exchage your RAM, all for like $400-$450.
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post #34 of 48
Well you asked about super pi so here's a screeny of my run @ 2.8 and folding on both cores...core1 100% core2 50% so the operton 165 runs great and oc's well...great bargain IMO
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post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by SlowFriend View Post
Just saying, for that $450 you could get a Core 2 Duo/Motherboard/Exchage your RAM, all for like $400-$450.
and i'm telling you that you can get a cheaper AMD processor that will perform just like an fx-60 when you overclock it...................

quit trying to push blue on us green guys..........................

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Well you asked about super pi so here's a screeny of my run @ 2.8 and folding on both cores...core1 100% core2 50% so the operton 165 runs great and oc's well...great bargain IMO
anything below 30 second 1m times is a good speed what memory timings/speed are you running?
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Folks, stay calm

The question was Opty or FX60. Given the initial posts (Opty 185 or FX60), the budget is clearly in the $400 - $450 range.

Regardless of fanboyism or being a 'green' guy or 'blue' guy, at those prices, the Core 2 Duo is a serious alternative. A good set up with CPU, MoBo, and 2GB RAM, should cost no more than like $600. With his current cash, and selling the old MoBo/RAM, that's easily afforable. (can you say below-20 second superpi 1MB?)

However, a ton of money can be saved by getting an Opty 165 or an X2 4800. That would be really good upgrades.

Dropping an $400-$500 CPU in an outdated technology rig (socket 939) is not the thing to do in my opinion. However, $150-$250 is a very viable upgrade, and will give him a powerful rig.
    
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I was green before (Opty 165)...and blue... (Northy), and blue... (Celeron), and green (AMD 5X86), and blue... (486 DX2 66) and blue... (286 8Mhz), and... Commodore 64
    
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I was green before (Opty 165)...and blue... (Northy), and blue... (Celeron), and green (AMD 5X86), and blue... (486 DX2 66) and blue... (286 8Mhz), and... Commodore 64
commodore64 = orange i had one too......
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Get it together people!
    
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hmmmm intels do own amds atm...1st time ever? or in a long time might get a little shopping list of intel bits and see how much itll hurt.

what colours amiga 1200?

ps just to reminess (how ever you spell it) i was green (3800 venice), blue P4, blue P3, blue P2, and amiga

pps quad intel worth it???????
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