athlon 64 x2 4800 dual core vs athlon 64 x2 am2 5000

i have been out of the building game for about 28 months, a lot has changed since i have built my last computer. I would like to know what the difference is between the two chips is. I am getting ready to build a new system in the next two weeks, I do not want to make a mistake on what chip to buy. i do know that am2 uses ddr2, i do not know what the fs bus speed is on a am2 533 667 800,

a recommended motherboard would be helpfull it does not half to be sli
a recommended ram will also help

thank you
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  1. I agree with JumpingJack. Besides the fact that the X2 4800+ would probably out perform the AM2 5000+, the 4800+ is a whole lot cheaper, like several hundred dollars cheaper.

    If you're going to replace the 939 machine, than Conroe is a better deal at the moment. If you do go to Conroe, be careful to get the very newest of motherboards, because a lot of the first ones have big problems in the BIOS.
  2. 4800+ is the better way to go IMO. My 4800+ is overclocked to a 5200+. Runs rock solid and cool.

    (BTW, 5200+ is a Toledo clocked at 2.6Ghz)

    Anyways, get the 4800+ S939 and you can easily OC to 2.6Ghz and have a 5200+. Just make sure you get DDR450 RAM. DDR400 <might> not be able to reach 220Mhz.
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