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Christmas gift- Opty or C2D?

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My dad said that he will buy me a cpu/mobo/hsf combo for christmas

which one should i get:
AMD-good an' old:
1) the ever famous Opteron 170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103586
2) the ever legendary DFI Ultra-D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
Big Typhoon or Tuniq Tower
PROS: keep my ram
OR____________________---------------------------------
INTEL-young and brash
1)e6300 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
2)ASUS p5b http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030
BT or TT
PROS: supposedly faster
CONS: need new ram? any suggestions on the cheapest ram that will allow me to OC to 3Ghz?
so is the C2D really 12 ops/sec? can some1 prove tihs to me? ALSO, for gaming, and multitasking, 3D development, which CPU delivers better performance? i know everyone will say C2D, lets say compare for me these
C2D at 3GHz(=4Ghz amd?)
170 at 3GHz
    
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post #2 of 34
I vote for AMD, simply just for sticking to the system.
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post #3 of 34
Id say C2D all the way. =)

You have PC3200 (DDR400) While the Opteron has a multiplier of 10, so your going to have trouble overclocking unless you get some better ram. Either way, you will need better ram for a better oc, so C2D ftw.

As you said for C2D, there is no such thing as 'cheap ram' that will bring you to 3.0ghz, but this stuff will do if its 'cheap'..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609026

Good Luck!
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post #4 of 34
Core 2. The opterons had their day, but it's long past IMO.
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post #5 of 34
I say C2D.
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post #6 of 34
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Core 2. The opterons had their day, but it's long past IMO.
Oh c'mon, Opty 165 @ 2.8Ghz is slightly faster than E6700 @ 2.66Ghz as shown on some review site. It's a much cheaper option for him since he doesn't have to buy new memory.
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http://www.overclock.net/1534993-post3.html

@ NuclearCrap, his ram WILL NOT give him 2.8ghz, and the conroe 6300 can be clocked wayy higher than that.
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post #8 of 34
Thread Starter 
3 to 1 so far, C2D pwning,
thanks guys for the responses
but can you answer these questions so that i can make a more informed decision
any suggestions on the cheapest ram that will allow me to OC to 3Ghz for each combo?
so is the C2D really 12 ops/sec? can some1 prove tihs to me? ALSO, for gaming, and multitasking, 3D development, which CPU delivers better performance? i know everyone will say C2D, lets say compare for me these
C2D at 3GHz(=4Ghz amd?)
170 at 3GHz
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
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"ALGOR" POS 
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Intel C2D e6400 GIGABYTE GA965P-S3 nVidia GeForce 7600GT 1 GB DDR 800 OCZ Gold 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD DVD+-RW XP-games+Gentoo-programmin 21' Sun CRT (pwns LCD) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Regular PS/2 "Quietkey" 680WEchoStar+500Wforfans Uber-modded SuperTower(got for $16!)dual PSU+LEDs USB Optical Dell *ewww, dell* 
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C2d
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post #10 of 34
C2D...

I doubt you'll get a good difference from your 3800 to a 170...
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