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post #11 of 26
never said that......but they are definately not the best....

this board is simply put......Phenomenal......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568

plus full support for BOTH PCI-e 16x slots......
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Originally Posted by kingwilliam
I can't seem to get my 3200 to run past 2.4 stable. (using prime95)

wouldn't the extra cache make a huge difference? (in overall performance)

BTW, has anyone shopped with zipzoomfly? They have the 3700 for $213. I like newegg, but I have to pay tax since I live in TN!!

I feel bottlenecked when I play games.
The extra cache will only make a small difference in minor multi-tasking.......there are no advantages in gaming at all. And trust me, your CPU isn't bottlenecking your system . A stock 7800gtx is complimented well with a stock 3200+. Graphical power is more important nowadays, rather than CPU power in gaming.
    
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Im planning on getting a new mobo in a couple of months so that i can get an AMD CPU...

I was looking at getting a 3500+ Venice, as i know the Venice's OC well.
Im not too worried about spending money (altho i dont want to spend crazy amounts on a FX)

Would a 3700 sandiego be a better choice? how well do the sandy's OC??
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No, they're not the best, but they're definently not poop. many people have ranked them right up there with Asus and DFI for overclocking.

Edit: I would reccomend you spend the extra $12 for a 3700, alot of them have been hitting 3 GHz on air.
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*runs off to get a 3700*
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*runs off to get a 3700*
Yeah, go for the 3700. The only reason why I got my 3500 a while ago was because the price difference was about $40, not just $12
    
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Originally Posted by Namrac
No, they're not the best, but they're definently not poop. many people have ranked them right up there with Asus and DFI for overclocking.

Edit: I would reccomend you spend the extra $12 for a 3700, alot of them have been hitting 3 GHz on air.
though very true the 3700+ Sandy is a good OC'r but if not paired with a good mobo, you'll never see the full power of the force.....(no puns intended)
besides the 3200+ is a decent OC'r and can get to 2.7, the 300mhz increase to me isnt really justified to step up to a 3700+
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post #18 of 26
@KingWilliam...
Why not go for the 3800+ Dual Core?
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post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...2=216&chart=68

after seeing this, I'm not sure if Dual Core is my answer.....but its not ruled out
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http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/64...clocks-22.html
here ya go.....LOTS of pple are gettin great OC's from this chip....
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