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 $400.00 total to spend, I don't know that I'll be able to upgrade to the CoreDuo. But I do want to take advantage of a dual core CPU for improving my encoding times, that's why this dilemma. Related resources x2 4200 or opteron 165 ? - Forum AMD Opteron 165 or AMD 64 x2 4200 - Forum Budget Dual Core Build, 805D vs Opty 170 - Forum AMD Opteron Dual-Core 165 1.80GHz - report your experience - Forum opteron 165 vr. athlon x2 3800+, which one should I buy? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shinigamiX June 24, 2006 8:05:52 PM In theat case, I'd recommend the Opteron. MrsD June 24, 2006 8:10:47 PM I would wait and get a X2 when the prices drop. No point in spending so much on an opteron. You wont be able to upgrade your system after that because 939 will be gone. ryokinshin June 24, 2006 8:20:07 PM dont bother with the 4200 go with 3800 when the price drops SidVicious June 24, 2006 10:00:03 PM Quote:dont bother with the 4200 go with 3800 when the price drops Agreed, especially if the X2 3800+ gets a price drop similar to what the 3800+ went through this week : Even though I doubt that the X2 3800+ will drop below 175$, 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: ForumOpteron 165 vs AMD fx 4200 More Bang for the buck. ForumWhich processor? For a confused dood - Opt 165 or X2 3800 ForumOpty 165 vs Ath64 X2 4200 ForumOpteron 165 --> X2 7750? ForumGood Board for AMD X2 3800 / Opteron 165 ? ForumAMD Opteron 170 vs AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200 + ForumThree systems ( Opteron , Pentium, Athlon 64 x2 ) - need help ForumShould I replace my X2 4200 with an Opty? ForumPentium D 950 3.4ghz or AMD X2 4200 + ForumX2 4200 or X2 4400? Forum4200 X2 with 512MB vs. 4400 X2 with 1 MB cache ForumBest Athlon X2 CPU ? ForumIs Opteron 165 my best bet? ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumOpteron motherboard compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !