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X2 3800 vs e6300?

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My friend wants to build a new computer so he got 2 choices for his budget the e6300 or the x2 3800. Whats better?
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Neither, go for the X2 3600, it'll overclock higher, and with the money you saved on the intel CPU/motherboard you can get a better video card which will make more of a difference then the CPU.
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Neither, go for the X2 3600, it'll overclock higher, and with the money you saved on the intel CPU/motherboard you can get a better video card which will make more of a difference then the CPU.
agree, get x2 3600, saw some of those goes high as 3.1GHz depending what steppings/cooling it have
post #4 of 35
If the budget can afford it, definitely a E6300. It performs significantly better than a X2 3800.

See a comparison (well, many many comparisons) here.

Well, they're not quite what you said the choices were, but there was no E6300 in the list.

EDIT: What you really want to do is see how much a Athlon, Mobo + Memory would cost, and compare to a Core2Duo, Mobo + Memory. Then work from there.
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yeah get the E6300 over the x2 3800, my E6420 is leaps and bounds better than my old X2 3800.
    
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Neither, go for the X2 3600, it'll overclock higher, and with the money you saved on the intel CPU/motherboard you can get a better video card which will make more of a difference then the CPU.
I agree
post #7 of 35
Definitely E6300 since its in his budget.
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If he is a gamer and wants to build a nice gaming system under a low-medium budget, get an X2 3600 and a good video card and RAM. Games need more from a video card than from a CPU.
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post #9 of 35
So what exactly is your budget and what will the PC be used for? Will you OC?
post #10 of 35
Don't bother with the 3600+ or 3800+. I'm an AMD fan, and a current AMD user, but why buy slower/older technology just 'cause it's got great bang/buck power--an OC'd 3600/3800 to ~3GHz will still be slower than a E6300, plus the E6300's OC to at least 3GHz easily on air (for the most part, if you get a good stepping). I'd say budget be damned and just go with the C2D. Going with a 3600 now is silly given what's currently out and what will soon be released.
    
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