Re: amd athlon 64: 3000+, 3200+, or 3700+?
Yup, defintely too costly. I'm defintely getting dual core on my next build though. Whenever that maybe, next year sometime? Time to save up for it.
But seriously though, for gaming and multitasking, dual core will help. But if you choose to go with a standard Athlon 64 CPU, get the fastest you can buy. I would settle for the 3200 because you can OC it higher than if you were to get the 3000.
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