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First post! First off, PROPS to this site and all the members...wow it is a w e s o m e. i've been browsing here for about a month now and have no idea why i didn't register the first time
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so i'm pretty close to completing a system and am left with the 2 of critical parts: Mobo and CPU. I would like mid to high end processor with a decent Mobo but since i have never actually used an X2 4600, 5200, 5600, or 6000 i don't know firsthand how fast they are [only from Tom's Hardware CPU Charts and other benchmarks]...or how much they can handle before lagging.

I absolutely cannot put up with lag and am looking for a processor that will not slow down unless i purposely try to make it slow. Most of the things i do are Virus scan, winamp, AIM, web browsing, word processing, System monitoring...and....CS SIMULTANEOUSLY

Any suggestions please? [budget builder but am willing to go extra for the processor]. i was originally opting for the X2 4600, then went for the 5600, and now i'm looking at the 5200 since there is a $20 gap between the 5200 and 5600, and also the 5600 and 6000.

How well would these processors handle the tasks that i do??

The Mobo i would like to purchase is the GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 GeForce 6100 ATX....[i know it's now the newest thing on the market http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128034 ] unless anyone has any objections or comments.

BFG Tech 7900GS OC
2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 675Mhz
Seagate 400GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0
SAMSUNG SH-S183L 18X DVD Burner
Thermaltake Purepower 500W
Viewsonic 22" Q22wb
ULTRA Wizard Mid Tower

is what the CPU and Mobo will be going with

Thanks in advance everyone!!
 

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i just ordered a 3600+, wicked cheap and very overclockable

if you don't want to overclock, get something in the 5200+ - 6000+ range

because now with the price drops you can get a 6000+ for under 200 (cad)easily, maybe even $160-$170
 

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Well if you are going to overclock get the 3600 or 4200, but if you are jsut going to minor OC like me go for the 5200 or 6000
 

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my pick

1.opteron 1200 series.. if you dont have an am2 cpu laying around to flash bios to latest.. dont even go there....
2. 3600+ brisbane core.. the king of cheap cpu of oc PS you need to check bios version in order to be sure it runs the first time without a bios flash or youl be in the same situation as with an opteron...
3.those new X2 BE-2300 Brisbane dunno if they oc good... but since they are based on the brisbane core they should run good...
4.5600+
5.or if you could get a cheap single core orleans 3500+ and wait with that till phenom quad comes out!!
 

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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Just look at the sig brother. I am a very happy camper. I have my X2 3600 clocked higher than the 5200 and it was the easiest overclock I've ever accomplished and I know there's quite a bit more headroom too. You may opt for an SLI motherboard however, but do get a Brisbane core.
Lol i have been insulted.
 

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Just look at the sig brother. I am a very happy camper. I have my X2 3600 clocked higher than the 5200 and it was the easiest overclock I've ever accomplished and I know there's quite a bit more headroom too. You may opt for an SLI motherboard however, but do get a Brisbane core.

yeah i know about the 3600's legendary OC capability but i'm gonna have this system for a while and i just didn't want to deal with any potential issues from a high OC [heat, lifespan]. if i did get the x2 5200 i would only need to OC it a little [if it wasn't fast enough?] would you still recommend the brisbane 3600?

i was debating on an SLI mobo...but then i may upgrade to a 8800gts 320 after price drop?

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Originally Posted by Sazar View Post
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...amd-build.html

Check out that thread.

Very useful for you.
haha i read it but $1000 is out of my budget...the entire system w/o monitor and keyboard/mouse i'm making was $560ish... i just don't have the money to buy all those goodies, haha

AMD 64 X2 5600+ $150
GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 $75
BFG Tech 7900GS OC $100
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 PC5400 675Mhz $85
Seagate 400GB 7200RPM 16MB cache SATA3.0 $80
Samsung Burner 18X DVDRW $35
Thermaltake Purepower 500W Dual Rail 29A PSU $35
Ultra Wizard Midtower $free

if i did have the money tho i'd get better stuff esp the mobo and graphics =T

would it better if i got an X2 5xxx CPU to get a 5200 and OC a little past the 5600?
 

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thanks for the suggestions btw
 

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This recent thread may be able to help you, although it is young and hasn't received a lot of opinions yet: http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...ild-600-a.html

You seem to be in the same price range, so they may offer some good alternatives to your parts. If you don't want to overclock (or not much) then a 5200 or 5600 are solid choices. The 5600 has won the gold medal for AMD processors from customers on newegg and the 5200 has won the silver medal several times. I'd say that means lots of satisfied customers at stock settings.

But don't not overclock because you're worried about the lifetime of your parts. You can put a considerable overclock on the 3600 or 4000 Brisbane and have it last you just as long as stock settings as long as you don't push the voltage past what OCN tells you and you keep daily temps below 55C. Plus, by the time your processor breaks its back, you can replace it for like $30 or upgrade to one of the quad cores that may be fairly cheap by then.

Basically, you should overclock. Do it, you know you want to
All the cool kids are doing it. Are you a cool kid? LOL just messin, do whatever stresses you out the least.
 

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so maybe i should get a 5200 and oc it to 5600?

how do you OC a bfg 7900gs oc?...as in what program/method do you use?
 
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