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Jesus christ, when the 2140 is clocked, mann it is FAST. for under 100, wow.
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yeah, but you'll need a motherboard that can provide those speeds....
    
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yeah, but you'll need a motherboard that can provide those speeds....
A 400mhz FSB isn't too much to worry about. Most P965 chipsets can easily handle 500mhz.
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A 400mhz FSB isn't too much to worry about. Most P965 chipsets can easily handle 500mhz.
YEah, but a decent one costs $100 to begin with... (Gigabyte DS3 v1.3).

Price for the AMD set up: $146.99
Price for the Intel set up: $182.99


That's more than a 24% price difference.
    
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I guess your right. It's kind of a preference thing though.
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I say 3600 x2 because it can go up to 3ghz no problem and the only reason why C2D is so good is because it has such a large cache, but the 2140 however has 1mb compared to 4 MB and even when I compared my 3600 X2 @ 3ghz to a E4400 C2D with 2mb cache and I was behind by only a little

So I think the AMD will win this battle
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I say 3600 x2 because it can go up to 3ghz no problem and the only reason why C2D is so good is because it has such a large cache, but the 2140 however has 1mb compared to 4 MB and even when I compared my 3600 X2 @ 3ghz to a 4100 C2D with 2mb cache and I was behind by only a little

So I think the AMD will win this battle
Are you claiming your 3600+ can compaer to a 4100MHz Core 2 Duo

If you read the benchmarks linked in this thread, the X2 3600+ / 3800+ perform on par with the E2140.

Since the Core 2 Duo overclocks better, we have a win there.

Only reason AMD wins, is price.
    
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Well in most cases you won't notice a huge difference between the two unless you're running stressful benchmarks...

I would go with the AMD due to the cheaper price and great performance. If you're looking to score high in 3DMark or those type of programs then the C2D is the way to go.
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Are you claiming your 3600+ can compaer to a 4100MHz Core 2 Duo

If you read the benchmarks linked in this thread, the X2 3600+ / 3800+ perform on par with the E2140.

Since the Core 2 Duo overclocks better, we have a win there.

Only reason AMD wins, is price.
Sorry about that...Edited the post...I meant a E4400 at 3ghz! I don't know too much about C2D's since I'm pretty much a AMD fanboy
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