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Which one should I pick........
OK I am rebuilding the Computer form scratch, all of it. THe chioces I have made are either these two chips:
1.) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor

2.) AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

but is the first one the one everyone says they get to 3.3GHZ in overclocking. Now since the Phenom is also Black Edition and 4 Quad Cores does that mean I could go even higher than 3.3GHZ easily and stay just as cool as the first one right.

The reason I want to make my computer fast and running smooth with multiple programs runniing at least 2 cd drives at once without a stutter at all.. smooth is what I need.

Can Chip number 1 handle this or can chip number 2. And the next question is what Motherboard to get after this chip is picked. I was thinking the ASUS Crosshair version. and on Ram Memory I do not know what to pick but it will be at least 2 gigs or higher.
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Concerning the processors, the quad will give you expandability for the future, as you will have 4 cores able to work not just only 2.
If you want your system to be smooth and remain like that for years to come, the quad would be my suggestion.
If you are planning on running multiple programs, leaving them open etc, the quad would be better.
It will heat up more than the Athlon, but with a good cooling solution you should be fine.
I have no experience with AMD stuff so i'll leave the rest to others to help.
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If you change your thread title to 'AMD 5000 or Phenom 9850' you will more likely get more responses from the Phenom users on this site.

But i would suggest the quad over the dual core, however is it necessary that you stay with AMD? Intel offer a better quad with better OC'ing abilities (Q6600) for $199.

Also, the Phenoms don't really go much further than 3.3Ghz and some don't OC at all. I'm not an Intel fanboy preaching or anything, just giving you some info

EDIT:

good point by NoobDown. That 3.3Ghz is really a maximum OC and not an average one. I should have stated that. I haven't really looked up on Phenoms so i couldn't possibly tell you what an average OC would be.
Edited by IcedEarth - 6/1/08 at 7:07am
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by this site only 1 person has the 9850 oc-ed and it at 2.8 with water cooling


http://www.amdgeeks.net/overclock/720
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