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Hey guys im going to upgrade/rebuild my comp so i was wondering since im mianly gonign to use this as a partial server and processing encoding and etc not much gaming should i get a dual core 3.0 or a single core 3.6? Thanks
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post #2 of 5
Id say go for the dual core.
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post #3 of 5
Are the programs you are going to be using multithreaded? If not, the single core may still be faster as it has the clockspeed advantage.
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when are you going to get the CPU? if its not for a few months you should wait for the Presler, its duel-core and will have high clock speeds and other advantages
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post #5 of 5
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getting it in about a month and a half and its for encoding ripping etc my new workstation
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2x Seagate 1TB Sata 3.0 (OS) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 2x SAMSUNG 25inch Widescreen Logitech Wireless KB 
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2x Seagate 1TB Sata 3.0 (OS) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 2x SAMSUNG 25inch Widescreen Logitech Wireless KB 
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