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hi everyone first let me say thaks for such a great website and can anyone help me what would be better value for money as ima thinking of upgradeing a AMD 3800+ For $440 aus or an 3800+ Dual core for $465 Aus as my mpbo suports both theres no problem ther any help would be great
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I would get the X2. Right now the 3800 would be better for gaming except in very few circumstances where certain games are optimized for dual core. (yes there are a few out there). But some of us do more than game, and a dual core runs smoother while running multiple applications than a single core does. Plus as every day passes, more applications are written for multicore processors. I truly enjoy my X2 and can assure you that the only differance you will notice in gaming performance will be in graphics benchmarks. Plus the X2 3800 is a decent overclocker. You may want to look into the opteron equivilent though. (opty 165=1.8GHz and opty 170=2.0GHz)
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what mobo you got.....the 3800+ is an outstanding overclocker....if yo uwant dual core on a budget...go for that and overclock the hell out of it.

If you want single core, do a 3700+ san diego
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i have an asus AV8 deluxe no wirless if that helps
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You'll get way more bang for the buck with a 3700+. Make sure its a KAB stepping. There are a number of members that are running stable on air at around 2.8 GHZ. Thats equivalent to an FX-57! You can problably hit 3 ghz with water cooling. The dual cores don't offer that kind of overclocking and performance wise unless you get a 4400+ (2.2 ghz core 1 mb cache), stock the 3700+ will run rings around dual core chips in single applications (especially games).

don't forget the money you'll save as well.
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post #6 of 7
The 4200 is the best bang for your buck.
post #7 of 7
How is the 4200 better? Just because you have one? It's $150 more than a 3700 and has the same clock as the 3700 with half the cache. It also doesn't overclock the the same levels as the new 3700 steppings. At stock the 3700+ will be slightly faster due to the cache for single apps. Overclocked, there are guys hitting close to 2.8 with them. Can you hit 2.8 on air with your 4200+?

I'm not saying the 4200 is a bad chip but please explain your comments otherwise, why bother.
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
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