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3800x2 vs 4000sd which one shoul i buy

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As said in the title im not sure which one i should buy.. iill be mostly gaming and doing multimedia stuff thanks alot..
The games this will be mostly for will be for cs : s, quake 4, cod2, and bf2

Wont be doing to much of multitasking except. maybe dling some music, while on aim chatting while on the net browsing and stuff, while playing games i wont be doing nething
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well, if you are using games and apps that you KNOW are thoroughly multithreaded then you will be able to actually use your X2. but its more expensive and less of a performer than the 3700+ if not. My take on the multi core procs is that as the technology is used by more software, the prices on them will have relaxed significantly. Just look at intel's 3 and 4 core processors in the works!!! paying 100 bucks more now for a multicore processor that will be very outdated very soon by a cheaper, more 'necessary' one in the future isn't my cup of tea. But, of course, maybe you are using more suitable apps than me!!!!

same with the SLi deluxe board. It's fine if you don't need the heat pipe, "hi-def" sound , or other options on the premium.

My CNPS9500 cools like a champ (maybe because of my case's air flow or stock voltage though!) and my max load temp never hits 39C in a 72F room. I would imagine that with good case air-flow, 2.6 MIGHT be possible with safe temps on a 3800x2.

I know as much as the next guy how easy it is to want more for just a little more money. But that "little more money" adds up fast as hell over a few components!!!

I really wish I had only gotten the 1GB RAM, etc. Oh, well... Hopefully my comment is helpful!!!


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Well ill be mostly for gaming and some multimedia such has photoshop so whats ur input should i get the 3700 or the 3800x2?
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I'd get the 3700, you'll be able to run games and adobe amazingly. You'll also get an amazing overclock out of it. It's cheaper, and for the technology out today better. Worry about multi cores later.
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i hear that 3700+ san diego's are great overclockers and they have 1meg L2 cache, they 3800x2 are a little more "futureproof" but as of right now they arent as good for gaming as a 3700+ and the 3700+ won't be too bad for multitasking and photoshopping anyway
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If you'll be doing mostly gaming, and web browsing stuff, the 4000+ will suit you just fine. It's 1MB of cache and 2.4Ghz clock speed will make for quite the powerful system. Yeah the X2 is dual core, but it's only at 2.0Ghz with 512k of cache. You won't need the dual cores.
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