Originally Posted by |2A|N
Bro, the performance increase is gonna be very noticeable over his current cpu, the 4000+ has a 1mb L2 cache aswell which will give him a notable difference in performance and games from his current setup, to me its definately worth the upgrade and then a bag of chips to celebrate when hes kicking arse in games with a more powerfull cpu
This is true, there would be a good performance increase between the 3500 and the 4000 mainly because he is cpu limited, that vid card could use some more CPU power, but from another pow I seriously doubt it's worth the money he would be spending on the 4000. The 3700 san diego seems like a much better choice: cheap and OCs almost the same as the 4000.
On the other hand an opty 165 OCed @2.6GHz would be almost in the same league as the ones mentioned above, but if he is the kind of user that has also some downloads in the background and the winamp playing music (like me for ex
) the dual core can be of much better value, but that's just me.