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I'm planning on building a new gaming rig, but I'm not quite sure what CPU to buy. I want an AMD 939 and I have about $300 dollars to spend on the CPU itself. I may spend a little more for the CPU, but nothing over $400. This rig will be completely for gaming so what would you guys recommend. I am 100% sure I am going to overclock the hell out of what I'm getting.

So to summarize my requestI need a 939, gaming, good overclocking, $300 CPU.

Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 15
I'd go with an Athlon 64 X2 3800+. The dual cores will really help you a few months down the road when games start utilizing both cores. Also, it's a decent overclocker and right in your budget range. Either that or spend a little more and go for an Opty. They don't have the same stock speeds, but they run on lower vcores, have bigger caches, and are more overclockable.
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Go for the x2 3800+. You can OC that to equal a 4600+ no problem.
     
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Hrm, if i were to go with the X2 3800+ what motherboard would you guys recommend?

EDIT: I dont plan on doing any sli, just a good mobo with 1 x16 PCI-E.
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post #5 of 15
Any DFI NF4 or Ati chipset should work for you...preferably the lanparty's
     
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post #6 of 15
No way I would recommend Asus, Maximum PC even shows stats that the A8n32 is faster then the latest DFI board. not to mention the copper heatsinks lower the noise.
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post #7 of 15
The Asus board won't overclock as well as the DFI. DFIs have been shown many times to be some of the best OCers on the market.
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post #8 of 15
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I think I'll go with a DFI because like some of you mentioned, the OCing capabilities it has. I have heard of the chipset fan on the DFI being loud, but on my current rig I have 11 fans running 24/7 so noise is no problem for me.

So I've decided to go with the X2 3800+ with a DFI Lanparty. I'll make another thread later on when I decide on other parts and put it up for review before I make my final decision.

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post #9 of 15
for me I would go with a.
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939
Model #: ADA3200BPBOX
Item #: N82E16819103535
This would be the best way to go .
This cpu is only $169.00, but you might be able to find this cpu probly $150.
post #10 of 15
My humble cpu suggestions:

Single core? 4000 San Digeo (330 shipped)

Dual core? X2 4200 Manchester (360 shipped)
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