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Old 11-14-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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What would i benefit from getting the 3700 over the 3500.......Is it worth it to spend the extra $30 to get the 3700 or just save my money and get the 3500....Also i need a good mobo to go with this in the area of $70-$80....Any input is nice...
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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I would get the 3500+ like I have. I don't think that it's that much of a difference. Now the 4000+ and 3500+ is a different story, but not the 3500+. Get the 3500+. You can always overclock. Just some more cache I think or fsb.. something... lol... it's not worth it. A good gigabyte or a msi or asus is good...
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

the thing is i'm not getting good enough memory to overclock because of my budget....so either i get the 3500+ and overclock it with a little better memory......or I buy the 3700+ and upgrade the mem later if i need to
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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http://computerforums.org/showpost.p...4&postcount=18

Just look at the pics.
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Old 11-14-2005, 05:57 PM   #5
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so what thats sayin is i should get the 3500+ venice with good RAM....something like corsair XMS or OCZ gold
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now what mobo should i get...I need something under $80....I got the XMS 1GB(2x512)...now i just need to find a good reliable mobo to put all my fancy on to
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Old 11-14-2005, 06:15 PM   #7
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MSI, ABIT or DFI
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Old 11-14-2005, 06:17 PM   #8
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

I was kinda hoping for specifics
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

Here's a nice motherbaord
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131569

what about that board....I know its a little more expensive and would like to find something cheaper........

I need all of your recommendations....Give me 2 or 3 to pick from so i can choose the most reliable
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

That one is nice too but if the case you have has a window I wouldnt really want to see that thing inside. But it is still a nice board.
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or this...this would save me tons of money and so far everyone seems very satisfied with it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128307
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Well that one only has AGP and that is starting to become outdated so I would look for somthing that has a pci express x16 slot
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http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131569

what about that board....I know its a little more expensive and would like to find something cheaper........

I need all of your recommendations....Give me 2 or 3 to pick from so i can choose the most reliable
Thats the same board I have. I have the same processor you will get (3500). I can run it at 2.7GHz w/ that board.... It also has this option called AI. AI can let the motherboard overclock your comp by up to 10%. If you want to save lifetme on your CPU, there is an option called AI N.O.S. if you're running a 3d game it automaticly overclcoks your comp for the best stable performance. Despite what some people dsay, this board is beautiful. I have a see thru case and I usually die in games because I'm so busy watching the motherboard and all the fans.
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

welll if i do go with that mobo i do need to cut down on my ram price a little.....i was looking and was a little excited when i saw this....Is this stuff good or should i stay away....most everyone seems to be happy....And it'll save me about $35 without the MIR...
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Default Re: AMD 3500+ or AMD 3700+

or this would work too...
Which do you all think is better....I might overclock but nothing dramatic...just to play a little....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144310
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Thats the same board I have. I have the same processor you will get (3500). I can run it at 2.7GHz w/ that board.... It also has this option called AI. AI can let the motherboard overclock your comp by up to 10%. If you want to save lifetme on your CPU, there is an option called AI N.O.S. if you're running a 3d game it automaticly overclcoks your comp for the best stable performance. Despite what some people dsay, this board is beautiful. I have a see thru case and I usually die in games because I'm so busy watching the motherboard and all the fans.
No offense but how can brown look nice in a computer case? And golf addict if you dont plan on doing much overclocking that memory will be fine.
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no offense $30?

i would spend it. cuz everytime ur computer is locking up or slwoing down you will curse urself for not getting the faster one

well not really but i would pay the 30

and golf addict73 what duz ur sig mean?
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well....i ordered my computer parts....
Abit AN8-ultra 939
Patriot signature series (2x512)
AMD athlon 64 X2 3800+
seagate barracuda 80GB serial ATA
samsung black 1.44mb floppy
lite on black IDE cd burner
Sapphire radeon X300SE 128MB

Thats my new rig...i don't game so i don't care about the vid card...i'll update my sig when i get all the stuff
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I like that Abit motherboard. It's a good performance board to me. I would get the Abit Fatal1ty, but that's for hard core users. That system should last you a good year or two. Can't wait for Socket M2 to come out along with DDR2 SDRAM to go with it. I would also like to see games and other software provide dual core support, dammit. Hardware is exceeding software. Come on lazy programmers. Get with the program.
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