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I'm going to recommend the 6300 especially if he'll be doing OCing. It will blow the socks off the 3600 and 3800 even if they are "great overclockers". My 6300 gladly goes to 3.5GHz though my motherboard puts up quite a fuss.
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Come on guys be serious. Not trying to be a fanboy or anything.

But an x3600 will NOT OC as well as an e6300. Anyways, an OC 3600 would just barely keep up with a stock 6300. Actually, get the e6320 for the small price increase, the extra cahce will help. If its in his budget, drop the fanboyism and get yourself the best set-up possible

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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.

I agree.
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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?
Hi Aliox,

My two cents...

The real key is the motherboard... I'd go with the cheapest cpu on a 775 socket motherboard... A 4300 or E6300 or 4320 or 6320, etc... The motherboard is the key. The new ASUS P5K with the p35 Intel chipset is only around $145.00 USD and comes loaded in most cases. It will also allow upgrades of the cpu to quads or next generation when those prices drop or cpu become available. It will serve you well for 4 or 5 years easy and it overclocks very well also....

The next thing to think about is DDR2 and video card. Don't skimp on the psu either! A good psu will allow you to upgrade and overclock, while still keeping the system stable with voltage. So in order of most important (according to me only):

1) Motherboard
2) DDR2
3) PSU (power supply)
4) CPU
5) Video card

Others here can help you with brand type and experiences....

Oh as to your question: Which is better? I think I answered that, but the Intel series of processors right now has the best return for the dollar... In your case the E6320 = $165.50USD at newegg.

DDR2 800 2GB = about $120.00 or less for Crucial, OCZ or many others. The ASUS P5K-V = 144.90 USD at newegg. There are many good psu manufacturers... Check newegg...

I hope this helped, :-)
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Hi Aliox,

My two cents...

The real key is the motherboard... I'd go with the cheapest cpu on a 775 socket motherboard... A 4300 or E6300 or 4320 or 6320, etc... The motherboard is the key. The new ASUS P5K with the p35 Intel chipset is only around $145.00 USD and comes loaded in most cases. It will also allow upgrades of the cpu to quads or next generation when those prices drop or cpu become available. It will serve you well for 4 or 5 years easy and it overclocks very well also....

The next thing to think about is DDR2 and video card. Don't skimp on the psu either! A good psu will allow you to upgrade and overclock, while still keeping the system stable with voltage. So in order of most important (according to me only):

1) Motherboard
2) DDR2
3) PSU (power supply)
4) CPU
5) Video card

Others here can help you with brand type and experiences....

Oh as to your question: Which is better? I think I answered that, but the Intel series right no has the best return for the dollar... In your case the E6300.

I hope this helped, :-)

Hmm, okay well, he gave me his computer to assemble and he just went to the store (close to my house and his) and bought a x2 3800, sorry guys, no x2 3600 was available. He chose himself the other parts. He dosent really kno how to fully assemble it, so im helping him. Now, when wer done can anyone help me with the overclocking of the x2 3800?

Also he bought the asus p5k, Thanks buick! The system has 2gb of ddr2 pc6400 800mhz, 700watts power supply, x1950xt card (like mine =P) and thats about it
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Hmm, okay well, he gave me his computer to assemble and he just went to the store (close to my house and his) and bought a x2 3800, sorry guys, no x2 3600 was available. He chose himself the other parts. He dosent really kno how to fully assemble it, so im helping him. Now, when wer done can anyone help me with the overclocking of the x2 3800?

Also he bought the asus p5k, Thanks buick! The system has 2gb of ddr2 pc6400 800mhz, 700watts power supply, x1950xt card (like mine =P) and thats about it
Hi Aliox,

I think you might be in trouble. The X2 3800 is a AM2 or 939 socket. It will not fit the P5K motherboard, which is the 775 socket....

Have him go back exchange the X2 3800 for an Intel cpu... It will probably mean an additional $50 - 60 dollars though. The X2 3800's are selling for around $55.00 to $75.00. The E4300 or 4320 series from Intel will be around $120.00, I think.

The rest of the system should work and run great!

I hope this helped, :-)
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Hi Aliox,

I think you might be in trouble. The X2 3800 is a AM2 or 939 socket. It will not fit the P5K motherboard, which is the 775 socket....

Have him go back exchange the X2 3800 for an Intel cpu... The rest of the system should work and run great!

I hope this helped, :-)
OMG your right! sorry forgot to tell him that, any good am2 mobos in mind? He wants to keep the x2 3800 the 6300 is more than his budget.

He only got 100$ left for cpu and the dude at the store sells him for 80$ the x2 3800 and 150$ the 6300
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Core2Duo is better... no only in speed... it will run everything fine for 5 years!
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Hmm... fine ill borow him 100$ extra hes gonna go buy the e6300 cya guys in 1 or 2 hours when we finish building and installing the rig. Thanks buick for all the help! (added 2 rep to u =D)
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post #20 of 35
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Hmm, okay well, he gave me his computer to assemble and he just went to the store (close to my house and his) and bought a x2 3800, sorry guys, no x2 3600 was available. He chose himself the other parts. He dosent really kno how to fully assemble it, so im helping him. Now, when wer done can anyone help me with the overclocking of the x2 3800?

Also he bought the asus p5k, Thanks buick! The system has 2gb of ddr2 pc6400 800mhz, 700watts power supply, x1950xt card (like mine =P) and thats about it
Hey Aliox,

One last thought. If your friend really, really wants the X2 3800, then exchange the motherboard for one that will match his socket type, either the AM2 or 939. ASUS makes a great boards and the onboard chipset should be nVidia. Maybe the ASUS M2R32 or ASUS M2N-E (both AM2 socket), memory and everything else will work.

If the X2 3800 is a 939 socket then an ASUS A8N32-SLI which is a good choice. However, the DDR2 will not work and have to be exchanges as well...

I hope all of this helped, and was not confusing :-)
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