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I have been slowly buying and selling parts as I need them. I am selling my 3200 venice and I want to replace it with something that will quench my thirst for power, especially gaming.

Right now, my first choice is the x2 3800

opinions? suggestions?

I just bought an SLI mobo, and I am waiting around to see what all the 7900 hype is about before I upgrade my vid card

thanks

edit: I meant "best processor under 300" in the title....forgive me
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3800 is expensive. Go for the 3700+. Very powerful and great for gaming.
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3800 is expensive. Go for the 3700+. Very powerful and great for gaming.
Agreed. most games still don't use both cores yet. the 3700+ plus a good video card would work pretty good IMO.
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But you might want to wight half a year or so. All the prices are gonna drop cuz of the new processors that are coming out, both the conroe and the enw amd.
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3700+ sandy, i'm happy as hell moreso than my friend who bought a 4200+ for twice as much.
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Originally Posted by kingwilliam
I have been slowly buying and selling parts as I need them. I am selling my 3200 venice and I want to replace it with something that will quench my thirst for power, especially gaming.

Right now, my first choice is the x2 3800

opinions? suggestions?

I just bought an SLI mobo, and I am waiting around to see what all the 7900 hype is about before I upgrade my vid card

thanks

edit: I meant "best processor under 300" in the title....forgive me
The venice is a great gaming processer but if We must be "ub3r" Then I suggest the amd 3700, or a 4000. I personally do not like the 3800 due to the less cache, and Most games dont take advantage of dual core so whatever cache you have per core is how much it uses. For best performance now, Get a 3700 SAN DIEGO! Make sure it's not clawhammer, Those are rare, and crappy overclockers.
    
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Get an Opty 165! Overclock the **** out of it!
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Id personally go dual core. The x2 3800 has had some pretty good overclocks by members on here and its somewhat 'futureproof' if you plan on staying amd. I love my 3700+. Its cheap and overclocks great. Single core go with the 3700 and multi-core go with the x2 3800.
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The problem is that it will probably be at least 1/2 year before they make games that fully take advantage of the dual processor, so i wouldnt waste money on it just yet. Opty 165's are good too, they'll outdo a lot of strong p'4s. Your choice, but if i had cash i would get the 3700+.
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Get an Opteron. They kick the crap out of any Athlon 64
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