He said he didn't want to overclock, but I said I wasn't going to, but want to. You'll need a more decent cooler though, though Athlon64 ones are really cheap and yet deliver much more cooling than the standard one.
As for the 3000+ getting to 2.2ghz, thats great! Thats equivilent to the 3500+ without spending that much more
since that runs at 2.2ghz too, though if they all use the same fan, you could probably push it to that with the default one...
How much do you think I could push this 3500+? Just interested
I doubt it'd be that much though, and do need extra cooling.
Though I have to warn you that it would mean having a really good motherboard and RAM too to push it this far, don't you think? Wouldn't just matter about getting the 3000+ and thinking you can overclock it as much as you two have straight away. I'd guess it would need some work
If you really don't want to overclock though, settle in the middle and get the 3200+ Thats my opinion. Though the 3000+ wouldn't be that worse, though is clocked at 1.8ghz I think.