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post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by ivan0550 View Post
Is opteron??
Or Turion 64??
Or athlon X2?

Depends on what you want:

Turion: Mobility, Power saving, low heat, decent lifespan, great overclocking, OK price-wise
Athlon X2: Desktop, Relatively low power, Relatively low heat, Good lifespan, Excellent overclocking Great price-wise
Opteron 64 (Dual Core): Server/Desktop, OK power consumption, moderate temps, Excellent lifespan, Excellent overclocking Great price-wise

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post #22 of 30
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Is opteron??
Or Turion 64??
Or athlon X2?

I would go with the x2 6000+. its a good chip very fast i do some video editing here and there and doesn't slow my currnet rig down what so ever. the 1mb cache it has per core helps out with that alot. if you can't spend that much for that chip i would by either the x2 5600+ or the x2 5200+. they alos have a 1mb per cache and should perform just as well. since he is doing video editing i woul go with anything that had at least 1 mb cache per core. don't get me wrong u can go with lower cache per but it just takes a little longer to procees things.

its amazing how we get off on a wild descession on whats better on here when suppose to be helping each other lol
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post #23 of 30
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I would go with the x2 6000+. its a good chip very fast i do some video editing here and there and doesn't slow my currnet rig down what so ever. the 1mb cache it has per core helps out with that alot. if you can't spend that much for that chip i would by either the x2 5600+ or the x2 5200+. they alos have a 1mb per cache and should perform just as well. since he is doing video editing i woul go with anything that had at least 1 mb cache per core. don't get me wrong u can go with lower cache per but it just takes a little longer to procees things.
Being an Opty fanboy, I would say the best proc for the money now is the Opteron 1210 Santa Ana (thats the proc I have... weird) Right now it is $97 shipped and can be OCd to 3.0 gHz. It is a bit more expensive than the 3600x2, but you get an entire 1MB extra L2 cache (2x1mb). Not to mention the 5200 will cost you $60 more and the 6000 over $100 more, and those chips dont overclock nearly as well from what I have read.
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I wish I felt that way, well I do.. I just feel done badly since I paid 400$ for my FX-62 when I could've gotten an E6600 for a hundred bucks cheaper..
damn, i paid
$335 in december for my FX-62. i also regret not getting a E6600
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Being an Opty fanboy, I would say the best proc for the money now is the Opteron 1210 Santa Ana (thats the proc I have... weird) Right now it is $97 shipped and can be OCd to 3.0 gHz. It is a bit more expensive than the 3600x2, but you get an entire 1MB extra L2 cache (2x1mb). Not to mention the 5200 will cost you $60 more and the 6000 over $100 more, and those chips dont overclock nearly as well from what I have read.

if you read anything he stated he would not be ocing this cpu at all so the 1's i stated would be proably the best to choose from.
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damn, i paid
$335 in december for my FX-62. i also regret not getting a E6600
I don't know if it was exactly 400 maybe around 350 but it was from a local retailer. My dad had a PC going and put a 500$ down payment on it so I couldn't exactly cancel his order and go to the egg.. I wasn't on OCN then so I asked I know AMD kicked Intel's butt before how are they doing now? He said alive and kicking and very well. I said whats the best AMD proc, he said FX-62, I said okay. I am so dumb when I look back at it.. I have learned so much at OCN.
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I dont know why people can't comprehend the fact that some people just like AMD... is it that difficult? I know Intel has the faster procs out right now, that is not even a debate, as does most likely everyone here.

My reasoning to not get a Core2 is the same reason I will never own an iPod. They are great products, but I don't like the company... GO AMD!
Don't get me wrong, I don't like Intel either. Just like I don't like Microsoft and the way they try to force DRM. But it is a simple fact that I'm not going to spend as much or more for an AMD when I can get a Intel for the same price or cheaper that performs better. The price for performance ratio is what counts for me. Any other decision would not be economically efficient.
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post #28 of 30
here is how it goes for ocing
90nm F3 > 65nm >90nm F2
if you are not ocing i would get this, its seems to be the best you can get for your money, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103768
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post #29 of 30
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The best AM2 CPU if you don't want to overclock is the Athlon 64 X2 6000+. If you're looking for one that does overclock, the Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane is the best CPU. You can easily get one of them up to about 3 Ghz, and for only $59 off Newegg, that's a pretty good value.
Good advice Learn to oc, and get a cpu that performs for cheap. Convince him to oc, he is allready at the site to learn.
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Haha I think we all agree you should learn to overclock and if you do, go with the 3600+ Brisbane. The processor hstuehmeyer2000 picked out is nice, you're getting 2.8GHz for $155. But I would like to point out that it only has a 2x512KB L2 cache where the 5200+ and 5600+ have a 2x1024KB L2 cache. Also, I believe the 5400+ (like my 4200+) has an odd multiplier, meaning it will take your 800MHz DDR2 memory and underclock it to 733MHz (sad face). If it were me, I'd spring the extra $15-20 for the 5600+ and its bigger L2 cache and even multiplier, but there's no right or wrong in choosing a processor.
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