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Ahtlon x 4 or Core2Quad?

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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?

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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.
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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.
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November 16, 2010 3:02:45 PM

thank you for the replies
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November 16, 2010 3:02:57 PM

Best answer selected by king smp.
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a c 83 à CPUs
November 16, 2010 5:48:51 PM

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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?
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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!
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November 17, 2010 12:53:56 PM

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