which CPU is better ? Tags: CPUs Socket Product Last response: October 12, 2006 4:18 PM in CPUs Share trencin October 11, 2006 1:51:48 PM I was particulary looking at the socket 939 opty 144 and AMD 64 3500+ the opteron is currently 11 dollars cheaper at newegg but which one would be a good preformer in gaming? More about : cpu m25 October 11, 2006 3:42:11 PM Better get a dualcore like the opty 165 or X2 3800+, games are seriously going dual core. godman October 11, 2006 3:53:34 PM not true that you need to get dual core but yes it could be recomended(depending on your requirements). Though out of the two you said I'd go for the opteron144 it overclocks well (considering you have good motherboard, ram etc)... Related resources Which CPU is better for Gaming? - Forum Advice on which CPU is better for me - Forum E2-1800 vs Celeron B820: Which CPU will play Videos better ? - Forum Which cpu is better for gaming? - Forum Which CPU is better for gaming? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer RichPLS October 11, 2006 4:02:53 PM NewEgg has the Opteron FX-55 at 2.6GHz for $139... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681... Enter promo code AMDRocks RichPLS October 11, 2006 4:05:46 PM Or get a FX-55 with free a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $209... That makes this $25 cheaper than the other deal, if you need a 250GB drive too. trencin October 11, 2006 7:05:40 PM alrighty thanks. LSD25 October 12, 2006 12:29:00 AM someone have a link of X6800 and 5160 woodcrest?... i dont see woodcrest in the cpu charts here... godman October 12, 2006 3:38:18 PM woodcrest won't be on there tho heres the link: CPU charts[/quote] purdueguy October 12, 2006 4:18:42 PM RichPLS, how do you come up with $25 less? 1. FX-55 Promo #1 - $139 and HDD - $75 -- Total is $214 2. FX-55 Promo #2 - $209 with free HDD This is only a 5 dollar difference. With the first promo, you need a heatsink/fan. Is this where the difference is coming from? What heatsink/fan did you pick? Though, personally, I'd just get the $139 FX-55 with the Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Perpendicular Drive for 5 bucks more, here. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhich cpu is better for gaming ForumWhich CPU of these two is better for gaming? ForumWhich CPU is better for gaming? ForumWhich CPU is better ? ForumWhich combination of cpu and gpu is better for gaming? ForumLooking for a cpu /mobo bundle, which is better ? ForumWhich is better i5 2500k or Amd any budget cpu for Gaming??? ForumWhich is the better CPU for gaming? Forum[need advice] which cpu is better for htpc celeron g530 or amd sempron ForumWhich cpu is better for gaming? No Fanboys! ForumWhich CPU is better for my cheap gaming rig? ForumWhich cpu is better ForumCPU : i3 vs. Phenom II x4 (pros and cons. Not which is better , please) ForumWhich combination of CPU 's and GPU's is better ? Forum500w PSU More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !