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Should I spend $1000 building a computer with Opteron 165 or wait this summer for AM2?
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I suggest AM2.
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Well if you want to build Intel build now--if you want to build AMD, I'd wait for the new boards/processors. I really like the X2 but it has gone as far as it can already by the looks of it. When AMD shrinks the die size again things will get interesting.
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depends on how bad you wanna build a new computer. i just built my 939 system in january and hearing of the AM2 gives me hopes that CPU prices will drop. hopefully i'll be able to score an opteron 175 or 180 soon! woo hoo!

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Originally Posted by CyberDruid
Well if you want to build Intel build now--if you want to build AMD, I'd wait for the new boards/processors. I really like the X2 but it has gone as far as it can already by the looks of it. When AMD shrinks the die size again things will get interesting.
hmm.. Not really. on AM2 (90nm) the X2 5000+ is gonna be 2.6 ghz. And theres faster ones planned.
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