Originally Posted by tytlyf
dude, that's so far between and rare it's sickening. It required alot of volts for that.....the 3800 is trash.
Back to topic, the 170 is the better option.
If you see the 170 cheap, find out if it's "OEM" which means it doesn't come with its stock heatsink for cooling. If it's "retail" it comes with the stock sink.
Usually OEM are cheaper because it's ONLY the chip that you buy.
But it looks like you have aftermarket cooling, so you should be good to go..
If you are going to be gaming with this new chip, you shouldn't buy it, the 3700+ you have now is more powerful in games. If you want this chip for other reasons like multitasking and video editing, etc.....then the multi core is the way to go.