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i am trying to figure out which cpu to get as this is my first amd computer. i'm looking at the

athlon 64 3700 1mb L2- Price at local store $249
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=AMD

Athlon64 3800x2 512kb x2 L2 Price at local store $359
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=AMD

is the extra $110 worth it for the 3800x2 or should i go with the 3700 for now and get a 4800x2 later once the prices drop a bit. comments appreciated

Bradley

Edit: it will be used for gaming once i get my 7600gt
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post #2 of 20
get teh dual core, they are the future. now newegg has the 3800x2 for 295$ and they have the opteron 165 for 325$ i would buy the opteron (actually i did and am vvery happy wiht it). you should buy from newegg.com here are the links
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
^3800x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588
^opteron 165
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get teh dual core, they are the future. now newegg has the 3800x2 for 295$ and they have the opteron 165 for 325$ i would buy the opteron (actually i did and am vvery happy wiht it). you should buy from newegg.com here are the links
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
^3800x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588
^opteron 165
well that would be nice if i could order from newegg but i'm in canada and the prices above are in canadian funds
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post #4 of 20
I would say the 3700+ because they have been OCed high lately and dual core is not used in gaming. Save the 100 and get a dual core when games benefit from the second core.
 
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post #5 of 20
I second the 3700+ and OC it, it's the best way to go now. Later when prices fall, then you can get the dual core x2 or the Opteron dual core. It's what I plan on doing maybe in a year.
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post #6 of 20
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ok thanks guys, i'll be buying the athlon 3700 now and will get a dual core later on when the prices drop.
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post #7 of 20
Absolutely no problem, glad I was able to help. Canada is cool!
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post #8 of 20
canada is cool eh. but prices suck
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post #9 of 20
Can't argue with you there, prices and taxes suck in Canada ... but Canada is still cool! Eh!
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Not for the guy who posted this thread, People in alberta only pay like one tax or something?
    
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