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3500+ Clawhammer or 3700+ San Diego?

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Okay, I'm still trying to narrow down what CPU I want, and I was wondering which of these two would be better. I'm new to OCing, and won't go to the extreme, so that's not as much of an issue. I've read great things about both the Clawhammer core and the San Diego core...

Also, if anyone can find the price range for a 3700+ Clawhammer, that would be awesome.
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Go with the San Diegi core. The Clawhammer core isn't a good overclocking core. I have one myself.
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Go with the San Diegi core. The Clawhammer core isn't a good overclocking core. I have one myself.
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Go with the San Diegi core. The Clawhammer core isn't a good overclocking core. I have one myself.
I agree Clawhammer core does not overclock that well, while on the otherh and the San Diego does and is an awsome core all around
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3700+ all the way! i would buy here.

lowest price on pricegrabber and free shipping. cant go wrong with that.
    
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http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html this site compares over 50 cpus at stock speed.
i would go for a 3700 sd or opteron 148 due to the fact that
1 mb cach vs 512 kb
higher clock speed
sd run cooler
its worth the extra $$$ ure gona pay
    
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go with the sandiego...the clawhammers dont overclock worth anything, and are much older cores.....
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