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Are you saying get one because you have one? Wouldn't you be better off buying the dual core when it really gets happening and saving the money for now. For less than half the price and if it is for a gaming rig then why go dual core. I need proof that the dual core is worth more than twice the amount of money. Is there even a 25% increase in performance not to mention the 10% maybe in COD2. I am not bagging dual core at all, but for a sole gaming rig; c'mon spend the extra on a better vid card with maybe 512mb ram. Before we know it the 256mb vid card will be obsolete and one of the future proof things you could do was to get a 512mb current generation card surely.
Future proof the cpu maybe but not now, the technology is moving so fast and so are prices. It is a hard one
ok here it is Dual core wont boot the gaming performance. Here is my reason for buying Dual core AMD, whem i m playing game i do other stuff too, like listening to music, browising internet, chatting. so i need a good CPU that is really good at multitasking. So every penny i spent on my Dual core is worth it.
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thanks everybody,

i will buy for the x2 4400+, i'll post my benchmark results when i get it, and test it
    
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I know i'm late, but i'd get the 3800+ because L2 is for memory latency, and with the onboard mem controller on AMD's, the latency is really small. The 3800s OC really well too. I'd save my money for something else like 2x 1GB memory.
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I know i'm late, but i'd get the 3800+ because L2 is for memory latency, and with the onboard mem controller on AMD's, the latency is really small. The 3800s OC really well too. I'd save my money for something else like 2x 1GB memory.
the 2x 1GB memory is already planed in the budget
    
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well i'm getting the 3800+ . i'm getting it next week, i'll test it and "report" back here. oh and it comes along with a 2x1gb ram that i'm getting.
in singapore, 4400 costs a bomb, so i'll stick with 3800+

further more the course i'm studying now is of game programming. so i'll definitely need a dual core to multi task in the future
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thanks everybody,

i will buy for the x2 4400+, i'll post my benchmark results when i get it, and test it
You're welcome. This will serve you better in the long run. Both on the pocket book and performance.
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a little update on my (soon to be) upgrade.

the guy who was supposed to buy my intel backed down, so i find myself shorte on cash than planned.

here's what i'm getting:

athlon 64 x2 3800+ 2ghz
DFI NF4 ULTRA INFINITY
OCZ 400 DDR 2gig PERFORMANCE

tune back here in about 2 weeks when i'll have my new stuff and get some benchmark result
    
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i'm sorry to have wasted all your time, but as you can see in my system spec, i decided to stay with intel.

with the recent price drop from intel, i figured i should stay with them. and i don't regret anything. with the money i saved, i even bought a new case and a cpu fan.

can't wait to overclock this baby
    
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post #29 of 38
i'd spend the extra money on a better video card.
if you're ocing, then the only real thing that matter is cache size... you can't add cache, but you CAN add frequency
intel = lose btw.
no gaming for you!
gaming = Athlon 64 X2 > Pentium D
btw 7900gt > 7800gtx.
and its cheaper too
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i'm pretty sure the pentium D 940 beat the x2 3800+ in gaming. if not, it is very close.(i couldn't not afford the x2 4400+ like i thought).

i don't regret my choice


and i don't have the money to buy a 7900 gt. even so, i think the 7800gtx is pretty good stuff
    
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