Closed Ahtlon x 4 or Core2Quad? Tags: CPUs Last response: November 17, 2010 12:53 PM in CPUs Share king smp a b à CPUs November 16, 2010 2:40:06 PM I am looking at used towers on craigslist and wondering if since they are priced about the same should I get an athlon x 4 or Core2Quad? More about : ahtlon core2quad das_stig a c 103 à CPUs November 16, 2010 2:50:01 PM C2Q will spank any of the Athlon / Athlon II family of CPU's and overclock nicely. Score 0 Best solution Wisecracker a c 108 à CPUs November 16, 2010 2:50:33 PM Well ... I'd pick the one with DDR3 (if available) but I'm guessing they are both DDR2. I don't think it really matters, but the Athlon quad will move to an AM3+ motherboard when you are so inclined. Otherwise --- pick the one you can pirate the most parts from for a future build. Compare the HDDs, cases, PSUs & optical drives that you would be most interested in moving up. das_stig said:C2Q will spank any of the Athlon / Athlon II family of CPU's and overclock nicely. Maybe in synthetics .... Otherwise they are pretty much equal. Share Related resources 280x Bottleneck with Ahtlon x4 760k? - Forum Ahtlon x4 645 budget build. - Forum Intel Core2Quad (LGA775), and 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz... What MoBo?? - Forum Core2Quad Q6600 on MSI 975X PowerUp Edition with 4*1G Ram on Vista64 - Forum AMD - Ahtlon II 245 or Athlon 64 x2 5050e - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer king smp a b à CPUs November 16, 2010 3:02:45 PM thank you for the replies Score 0 king smp a b à CPUs November 16, 2010 3:02:57 PM Best answer selected by king smp. Score 0 Wisecracker a c 108 à CPUs November 16, 2010 3:40:19 PM Anand Benchies Score 0 loneninja a c 83 à CPUs November 16, 2010 5:48:51 PM Quote:Q9550 beats it in almost everything.What you are trying to prove smartass? So a $275 processor beats a $99 processor, what are you trying to prove? Score 0 king smp a b à CPUs November 16, 2010 10:33:10 PM Nowadays if you look on Craiglist in USA used C2D,C2Q,Athlon x 4 etc are going for about $300 USD if you look around. Seems pretty silly to buy a new C2Q CPU for the same price as complete used system. I just saw a Q9450 based system for $275! Score 0 Mousemonkey a b à CPUs November 17, 2010 12:53:56 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources ahtlon, p4, xeon dual cpu...best bang for buck Forum Which on should I buy corei3 2.8 Ghz or core2Quad 2.4 Ghz? Forum FS: Intel Core2Quad Q6600 G0 @ 3.2GHz, 9800GTX+ 4GB $440 OBO Toronto.. Forum Core2Quad Q6600 4.0 GHZ Forum Solved4 x 4 GB ram vs 2 x 8 GB ram... is there a difference? Forum SolvedKingston Hyper x DDR3 4gb blu red ram dual channel doubt. Forum SolvedGigabyte GeForce GTX770 4GB WindForce 3X OC or Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X OC Forum SolvedThunderbolt vs PE4H V3.2 (PCIe x1 Adapter) Forum SolvedGeForce 760 4GB vs Radeon R9 280X 3GB Forum SolvedDeciding between two brands of R9 290. MSI GAMING 4G or Sapphire Tri X OC Forum SolvedAsrock Z97 Extreme 4 vs Z97X Fatality Killer Forum Solvedgeforce gtx 760 with AMD Phenom II X4 925 Forum Solved2GB R9 270 vs 4GB R9 270X Forum SolvedWill AMD X4 760k bottleneck HD 7950 ? Forum SolvedAMD M5A99X EVO Motherboard with 4 Graphics cards? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !