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Are dual cores more powerful in terms of gaming? that is mainly what i use my desktop computer for since i have a laptop for actual work
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Not untill games become multithreaded. Expect to see that start some time in late 2007. For price as of now its not worth Going dual core if its just for gaming. Buy a good single core now and then wait 2 years and get an uber multicore processor.
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Good idea, would the X2 be ideal for pure gaming? I know i can't afford the FX which is most ideal
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Good idea, would the X2 be ideal for pure gaming? I know i can't afford the FX which is most ideal

The X2 is dual core. Idealy for gaming now you would want a single core chip. I say get the Opteron 148 or 150 chip because they are quite powerful and can overclock really well.
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Ahhh alright awesome thanks for you help, definetly hitting you with some rep points
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For Pure gaming performance at this point and time a single core processor is ideal for the money. I would recommend the opteron 150 for the ram U are running since it has an 12x multiplier which should wield a overall higher overclock with your watercooling setup, then the next step down, the opteron 148 with an 11x multiplier.

opteron 150 runs for around 330 @ 2.4ghz stock equivalent to an athlon 64 4000+
The opteron 148 is equivalent to a athlon 64 3700+ it Runs for 230 @ 2.2ghz stock I recomend the opteron 148 over the 3700+ since it is fractionaly more lickely to overclock higher and is said to be "cut from a better cloth".

If you intend to do other things than just gaming I would serously consider Dual core they do for the most part overclock very well if you keep the temps in check which the watercooling should help U do.

The opteron 175 is equivalent to a opteron 148 in terms of gaming performance since they have the same clock speed. But in multitasking
multithreaded applications it will seriously outperform the opteron 148. They are known to overclock to 2.75 ghz very consistantly with virtualy no problems with aftermaket air cooling. With a watercooling set-up U can raise the v-core and most lickely get more than that from it. It will also give u the ability to run virus-scans etc while playing a game with minimal slowdown.
It is however pricy at 505 dollars

Best of luck and I hope you are happy with whatever you choose.
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