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Originally Posted by GigaHertz
I think we all went a bit off topic here...
To summarize...get the single core 3700...with a socket 939 mobo to upgrade later (if you ever wanted to)
you can save yourself some $ if you get a combo set...just add a mobo before checkout on neweg.com ....try the A8N-SLI
I chose the DFI LanParty Ultra-D. Is the A8N-SLI better? I don't think I'll be using SLI ever, otherwise I would have gone with the SLI-DR Expert probably.
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I think your DFI choice was great. DFI is good for enthusiast AMD people.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
I think your DFI choice was great. DFI is good for enthusiast AMD people.
I always hear great things about those motherboards, I also chose it because I hear they are great overclockers (in case I ever decide to overclock)

I see a lot of people with the A8N type boards, but I haven't really heard much about them. I hear good things about the DFI Lanparty boards, so I just went with that.
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(in case I ever decide to overclock)


Your not going to OC!


Why not! That is the best thing about the 3700+

BTW are you getting the San Diego or Hammer?
^Dumb question... I am not a AMD guy, so give me a break
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If your not going to OC, I wouldn't go with the DFI. That board is not for beginners (not syaing you are one ) but it can be a lot to learn They have an abundant amount of options in the bios and a lot of them are things you may not be used to seeing. It is a wonderful board though!
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Your not going to OC!


Why not! That is the best thing about the 3700+

BTW are you getting the San Diego or Hammer?
^Dumb question... I am not a AMD guy, so give me a break
lol, San Diego.

I would like to OC, but I am a little cautious/uneasy about maybe screwing something up on my PC permanently... lol

I probably will overclock though, but I might not overclock a lot. I won't go out and buy watercooling and lap my HS and stuff to get my temps down to overclock a lot... I will try to OC with stock, and maybe buy a new HS for my CPU, and maybe new fans. But that's about as far as I would go...


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Originally Posted by Edge
If your not going to OC, I wouldn't go with the DFI. That board is not for beginners (not syaing you are one ) but it can be a lot to learn They have an abundant amount of options in the bios and a lot of them are things you may not be used to seeing. It is a wonderful board though!
I am a beginner as an overclocker, absolutely. I have never overclocked anything...

But what better way to learn than to go ahead and do it, right?
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Did you ever consider Opteron?

AMD Opteron (939) 148 Venus $256

Here a bunch o' Optys


For a air cooler get the Big Typoon, it is the best air cooler on the market.

If you arn't an expert OCer go with ASUS:

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe $225
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Did you ever consider Opteron?

AMD Opteron (939) 148 Venus $256

Here a bunch o' Optys
Is it better than the 3700+ SD?

And yeah, I hear that the BT is the best air cooler. That is what I would get if I upgraded my HS.
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Is it better than the 3700+ SD?
I am no AMD expert, but Opty's are hell of OCers, and I here they are all around great processors. They have been discontinued, and are getting rare.
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I am no AMD expert, but Opty's are hell of OCers, and I here they are all around great processors. They have been discontinued, and are getting rare.
So, would you recommend that over the 3700+ SD?
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