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$350-300 for a processor... AMD or Intel

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May 5, 2006 12:04:07 AM

Ok, i am a moderate gamer, but I am more into media....

i have about 300 bux to spend on a processor, about 150 to spend on a mobo.... shoudld i go with a AMD X2 say... 3800, or a really good Intel dual core..... or just get a REALLY nice AMD Athlon 64 4000?


what will be better for me?
May 5, 2006 12:07:21 AM

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Ok, i am a moderate gamer, but I am more into media....

i have about 300 bux to spend on a processor, about 150 to spend on a mobo.... shoudld i go with a AMD X2 say... 3800, or a really good Intel dual core..... or just get a REALLY nice AMD Athlon 64 4000?


what will be better for me?


X2 or the 4000+.
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May 5, 2006 12:18:50 AM

I would say the X2 3800+. If you are into media it would be worth while to read up on trade magazines or technology articles about current and upcoming media programs to find out if the programs you will be running are designed to take advange of dual cores.

In any case, dual core is the future because both AMD and Intel are scaling back on single core CPU production and devoting much of their production lines to dual or multi core.

If you were a gamer I would probably be more inclined to say the 4000+.
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May 5, 2006 12:24:58 AM

You can get a 4200 for about 15-20 dollars more than a 4000 on newegg.
May 5, 2006 12:27:49 AM

Same here x2 3800.
May 5, 2006 12:37:45 AM

A better question is "when do you want do it?" Today, X2 3800 or Opty 165. July, Conroe for $310ish will be a stellar buy. The 965 Motherboard probably will be $150ish. The 2 975's out now (ASUS P5W2D-E and Intel BOXD975XBXLKR rev. 304) that support conroe are both about $220.
May 5, 2006 12:41:10 AM

You can get a opteron 165 for 327 and a DFI lanparty Ultra-D for 122
May 5, 2006 2:44:42 PM

so, basically decide right when i am ready to do it..
May 5, 2006 4:59:11 PM

opty
May 6, 2006 10:40:15 AM

It's no accident everyone's telling you the same thing. For media definitely dual core and for the occasional game definitely AMD. So either dual core 3800+ or Opteron. Or you can wait for Conroe, see what it has to offer you and decide then
May 6, 2006 5:47:07 PM

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so, basically decide right when i am ready to do it..


If you need one now, just get it. No computer will stop when new one will be available.

Just get one now, then use it. When it start to feel slow, maybe in 2 years, then just get another one..

If you wait for something better, you'll be waiting forever. now, there is X2. then AM2, then Conroe, then who care, then who care again ...
May 6, 2006 6:15:08 PM

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Ok, i am a moderate gamer, but I am more into media....

i have about 300 bux to spend on a processor, about 150 to spend on a mobo.... shoudld i go with a AMD X2 say... 3800, or a really good Intel dual core..... or just get a REALLY nice AMD Athlon 64 4000?


what will be better for me?


Gotta go Pentium D 950 for that price. Leave AMD alone. :twisted:
May 6, 2006 6:51:35 PM

no no not 950s

805s...

LOL


PS: 805 would be good the oc well. I don't think i can say this but..... IT RUNS COOL.
May 6, 2006 6:59:52 PM

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IT RUNS COOL.


Yeah, and slooooow.

He's going to spend 300-350 on a cpu. So why bother with the 805?
May 6, 2006 8:15:34 PM

the amd opty's are very good or the pentium d 930 i have it and love it. and the intels are much cheaper than the amds
May 7, 2006 2:04:18 AM

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Two words.... NO DUH


Its all that you have to say?... 8O
May 7, 2006 2:46:13 AM

amd 3700 or the 3800x2 cause really how much performance are you going to gain from a 3700 to a 4000. and for a gamer go single core all the way.

As far as intel I am a d805 fan boy only if you Overclock then they could hold there own with the big dogs.
May 7, 2006 3:53:00 AM

Got anything useful to say?
May 7, 2006 11:20:41 AM

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Got anything useful to say?


I already said it. Can´t u read?
Are you going to tell me that the 950 isn´t a good deal for that price?
As IcBlUsCrn said, the 805 is greate if you overclock his as* off.
May 7, 2006 2:09:43 PM

PD 950 + some mobo that suits your needs/supports the hardware you use.
May 7, 2006 3:56:38 PM

Yes, I can read. Incidentally, I can spell. Give that a try sometime and you might be surprised how it turns out. :D  But my reply was for you saying to "leave AMD alone." Why would he do that when he's also a gamer? I'm sorry to say it, but gamers should always choose AMD over Intel. It's just a fact of life.
May 7, 2006 4:20:11 PM

Because he said he's a moderate gamer and the 950 won't hold him back. And in video editing he can´t get better for that price. just my thoughts.
May 9, 2006 2:54:13 AM

get a opteron 165 only 330 and same specs as a x2 4400+
May 9, 2006 6:33:04 AM

The 920 is a good overclocker and the price is falling
but you will love the opty.
runs cooler and grate overclocker
take it from someone who wont listen
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