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Originally Posted by Xavier1421
My humble cpu suggestions:

Single core? 4000 San Digeo (330 shipped)

Dual core? X2 4200 Manchester (360 shipped)
Why did you choose the 4000 over the 3700? Just curious
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post #12 of 15
Good question, not terribly sure. I guess the additional multiplier isn't worth the extra 105 bucks.

Good catch soccer! (I would have gotten the 4000 anyways, I love me the 12 multi on the AMD's....good cooling and decent PC4000 ram and wham, you're at 3GHz)
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post #13 of 15
I just bought a 4200X2 for three hundred and have seen 4400X2s for 375
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But what is wrong with an overclocked 3000+ for gaming, the cpu at the end of the day doesnt make a hell of a lot of difference in gaming, you get ya grunt from the gpu. Ya better off just spending more money on something else than a new cpu. (In my opinion of course) But if you are keen then have a look at a x2 4400 or even some of the optys. Buying these higher priced cpus like the 4400 will not give you a massive overclock compared to your 3000+. You will be paying for the cache and is it really worth it at the moment..........think about it.
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I go the Opty 164 ... tons of cache and only slightly over your budget
    
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