Opteron 165, X2 4200+ or Intel 805D Tags: CPUs Opteron Last response: June 26, 2006 7:06 PM in CPUs Share jthunder June 24, 2006 7:49:10 PM Here is the senario, I mostly do media editing / encoding, and play the occasional game, I also like to have a cool and quiet system. Which of the options below would you do if you were me? Current System: Asus A8N-SLI Premium AMD 3200+ venice 2 GB DDR KVR Option 1: Sell the CPU and purchase an Opteron 165 for 380+tax Option 2: Sell the CPU and purchase a second hand X2 4200+ for 350.00 OBO (so probably like 330.00) Option 3: Sell my whole rig and buy an Intel 805, Asus 775 MB and new ram for approximately 350-400+tax depending on the ram. Thanks More about : opteron 165 4200 intel 805d shinigamiX June 24, 2006 7:55:02 PM If you're going to go with 3 wait a month, Intel's new Core microarchitecture is coming out then and early tests have seen some incredible results, comfortably beating any of AMD's offerings. Otherwise go for the Opteron. jthunder June 24, 2006 8:03:03 PM I will have about $400.00 total to spend, I don't know that I'll be able to upgrade to the CoreDuo. But I do want to take advantage of a dual core CPU for improving my encoding times, that's why this dilemma. Related resources AMD Opteron 165 or AMD 64 x2 4200 - Forum x2 4200 or opteron 165? - Forum Opteron 165 vs AMD fx 4200 More Bang for the buck. - Forum Opteron 165 --> X2 7750? - Forum Help me choose: Athlon64 X2 4000+ VS Opteron 165 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shinigamiX June 24, 2006 8:05:52 PM In theat case, I'd recommend the Opteron. MrsD June 24, 2006 8:10:47 PM I would wait and get a X2 when the prices drop. No point in spending so much on an opteron. You wont be able to upgrade your system after that because 939 will be gone. ryokinshin June 24, 2006 8:20:07 PM dont bother with the 4200 go with 3800 when the price drops SidVicious June 24, 2006 10:00:03 PM Quote:dont bother with the 4200 go with 3800 when the price drops Agreed, especially if the X2 3800+ gets a price drop similar to what the 3800+ went through this week : Even though I doubt that the X2 3800+ will drop below 175$, a hundred dollar drop is worth the wait. I'm sure that a 400MHz OC on stock Vcore is definetly possible, '06 E4 Manchesters have that much headroom... jthunder June 25, 2006 3:01:58 AM Any idea on when the price drop will happen? darth_farter June 25, 2006 3:28:21 AM drop will happen at the conroe launch time. so at July 23-24th NEO3 June 26, 2006 7:05:14 PM Right now...Opteron. Next week...Conroe (if avaliable). Ycon June 26, 2006 7:06:14 PM None, go with Conroe. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ or AMD Opteron 165 Forum OC'd Opteron 165/170 vs X2 4800 toledo Forum 939 Athlon 64 X2 or Opteron 165??? Forum AMD 4400 X2 vs Opteron 165-which is a better value? Forum x2 3800 or a opteron 165 Forum Opteron 165 vs Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ Forum Opteron 165 VS. Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+ Forum opteron 165 vr. athlon x2 3800+, which one should I buy? Forum Opteron 165 vs. X2 3800+ Forum Opteron 165 Vs X2 3800+ NOT Planning to OC Forum Opteron 165 or 170? (or cheaper X2?) Forum Good Board for AMD X2 3800 / Opteron 165? Forum x2 3800 vs x2 4200 vs op165 Forum Opty 165 vs Ath64 X2 4200 Forum AMD Opteron 170 vs AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !