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I'm on a tight budget and I was wondering if dual-core is worth it. I do not do any encoding or anything of the genre.<br />
I ONLY play games. I am also going AM2.<br />
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So I was debating between:<br />
Athlon 64 3800+ for $100<br />
Athlon X2 3800+ for $180<br />
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I don't want to go Conroe, since between the mother and CPU i'd like to get, it'd be $100 more just for those 2 components... About 36% more expensive...<br />
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So is it worth it for a gamer, considering games aren't multi-treaded yet?
 

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X2. Future proof.
 

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Once you go dual core you never go back. *stares off into space*<br />
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That and it is more future proof. And I was gonna say, If you were getting the S939 version, you could get a 800Mhz OC like me. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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True, the single core would be better than dual core in games that are single threaded. But I really can't see a difference in my 3500+ at 2.4Ghz and my X2 3800+ at 2.0Ghz.
 

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Dual core is the only option at this point...believe that.
 

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I think I'll go dual-core then<br />
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Thanks
 
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