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Old 12-08-2008, 07:53 PM   #11
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Get the cheapest 775 socket you can. That way you can still upgrade down the road. It's a really simple decision. I'd take quality over quantity any day. But, that's just me.
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #12
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What Athlon? We're talking about a Core 2 and a Phenom.
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or go insanely cheap and get the AMD Athalon 5600 2.9ghz dual core for $69
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Skimmed through, missed that part somehow.
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cheapest 775 socket??

I mean...i could get a e1200
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For your needs, a dual core will be more than sufficient. Unless you're doing a lot of encoding and editing, the quad core won't give you a boost in speed. This processor is inexpensive and will give you great results in games, watching movies and everyday usage.
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was contemplating the e8400 because bascially newer generation of processor with faster fsb and higher cache i think...well was...until the price tag smacked me across the face.

Hopefully $400 total for e8400 is well worth it
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always plan for the future. get the Phenom.
more processor for the same price. It's a no brainer.

I'll try to dig up a comparison I found a few days ago. the amd was right up there with intel in most of the tests of the quad core testing. and since they are less $. they are more attractive to me.

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was contemplating the e8400 because bascially newer generation of processor with faster fsb and higher cache i think...well was...until the price tag smacked me across the face.

Hopefully $400 total for e8400 is well worth it
All those specs are nice and all, IF you're going to be utilizing all of it. Otherwise, they are just numbers on a piece of paper.
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I think current AM2+ boards can take advantage of Phenom II's when they come out. Can anyone confirm?
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Aren't they AM3+? From what I've heard, the AM3+ boards should allow AM2+ processors, however the AM3+ processors shouldn't be friendly with the AM2+ boards. Could be the other way around. I'll take a look.

edit: It is as you've stated Cabbs. AM3+ will be able to take advantage of AM2+ motherboards. However, AM2+ processors will not be able to do the same to AM3+ motherboards because the lack the DDR3 support.
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