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AMD 3000+ / AMD 3800+ / AMD X2 3800+

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September 12, 2006 3:09:08 AM

Anyone have any comments on the performance difference of these 3 processors, its not really meant for gaming just long term.

Im building a computer for someone, basically the comp will be for everyday basic stuff.

Also if you could recommend a mobo, or give your comments about this one for one of those 3 processors id be very appreciated.

ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
September 12, 2006 4:39:57 AM

Well I don't see why you're comparing a 3000+ with the dual and single core 3800+'s. That's quite a leap between CPU performance.

I would recommend going with the X2 3800+. If you're using old DDR RAM, go with socket 939. If you're buying new RAM, go with AM2 and buy DDR2.

For a motherboard if you're using socket 939 I'd recommend the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D.

That's the motherboard/CPU combination I've been using and it's running quite well.

I've never had an AM2 build, so as far as a motherboard for that, I can't speak from any experience.
September 12, 2006 6:20:56 AM

Im building a computer for someone, basically the comp will be for everyday basic stuff.

Computers for everyday basic stuff stopped getting faster about 3 years ago (well, the need for anything faster that is).

If you just want webbrowsing / office / instant messaging / etc, then get a athlon/sempron 2800-3400, or a p4/celery 2.4-3.0GHz.

if you're re-using old AGP vid cards or DDRram, then look at 939, otherwise make it an AM2, especially if you think you might want to chuck in a better CPU/GPU and turn it into a half-decent gaming box in a year or 2...
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September 12, 2006 6:37:54 AM

The problem is, what the heck is
basically the comp will be for everyday basic stuff.

If you are looking to build them a basic e-appliance, use that mobo, and an A64 3500+.
Warning, if you build someone that type of rig, be prepared to spend a lot of time keeping it up.
September 12, 2006 6:40:23 AM

Funny thought, Dual cores = the final balance people need for their spyware/worthless background programs they can't get rid of haha. 1 cpu for the crap, and 1 cpu for the basic stuff.
September 12, 2006 6:54:45 AM


Why should I be prepard to keep it up, explain a bit more?

I think the final system is as followed

Case - Antec NSK 4400 Black/Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction ATX Mini Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail

Mobo - ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Processor - AMD X2 3800+

HD - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Ram - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail

Video Card - BFG Tech BFGR73256GSOCE Geforce 7300GS Supporting 512MB(256MB on board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

I think this comp should be plenty fine // overkill for basic everyday applications and use. I dont think I should worry about keeping it up once its all running and I know it all works well together and is stable.

If you could comment on what you meant on be prepared on keeping it up.

Thanks Storm
September 12, 2006 7:05:51 AM

That looks like a nice computer. That should be more than enough for everyday use.