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post #11 of 21
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I'm leaving the Opteron outta the picture, just the 3700 or the 3800X2, however I'm leaning towards the 3700+ for it'll be more in my budget range, trying to keep everything under 1000, however the X2 will increase it just slightly. I need to be convince one way or another, any one up to the challenge?
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I debated between the 3800X2 and 3700+ for my system, and went with the 3700+ because it will be some time before apps take advantage of dual-core, not to mention the overclocking capabilities. Bigger L2 cache for what I wanted it for - gaming by and large. Now if you are doing a lot of multitasking that requires high level CPU usage, then DC might be the way to go. If not, then I would go 3700+.
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Originally Posted by ffmadcow
I debated between the 3800X2 and 3700+ for my system, and went with the 3700+ because it will be some time before apps take advantage of dual-core, not to mention the overclocking capabilities. Bigger L2 cache for what I wanted it for - gaming by and large. Now if you are doing a lot of multitasking that requires high level CPU usage, then DC might be the way to go. If not, then I would go 3700+.
i agree with that

thats why im also leaning towards the 3700
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by danm
thats why im also leaning towards the 3700

Agreed ... I'm ordering the 3700+ later tonight, anyone know if the price will drop any time soon? I can wait a day or two if someone's got inside info about the price dropping
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Originally Posted by Maxima
Agreed ... I'm ordering the 3700+ later tonight, anyone know if the price will drop any time soon? I can wait a day or two if someone's got inside info about the price dropping
Doubt it. It was down to $210 right before Christmas when I got mine. Curious it went up.
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post #16 of 21
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3700+ it was, it's in the history book now, can hardly wait.
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post #17 of 21
Congrats, have fun OCing that beast.
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Originally Posted by Maxima
3700+ it was, it's in the history book now, can hardly wait.
Good call.
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post #19 of 21
As long as the applictions u r running support dual core otherwise it a bit of a waste but for wats it worth get the 3800+ X2 prepare for the future betta coz the 3700+ will outdate heaps quicker then the X2
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Lol....Seeing the spurious logic of "they told us 64-bit would be mainstream and be used more, and it's been two years," never gets old. It may be true, however, dual core has been out for quite awhile.....it is dual core emulation in the form of Hyprthreading, but it still has been used for awhile now. Many patches for games are now offerng dual core support, COD2 being one of them. I expect Dual core to leave single b the wayside in a matter of months. Especally with Vista coming out, comparing a dual core with a single core will be like comparing a Duron with an FX-60
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