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Old 11-30-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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I am building a new computer for mainly gaming purposes and I am wondering what the best AMD socket 939 chip is. By best I mean most power for the money. For example is the 3800+ really worth the extra $120 over the 3000+?I want to be able to run the new games (such as HL:2 and Doom 3) on high settings. I will be using a 6600GT and 1GB ram. What would you suggest here?
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Old 11-30-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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What's your budget? I would get a 3200+ and just overclock it massively. A 6600gt would be a good choice, just get an sli mobo to add another card later. Actually, I would get a 6800gs and have better performance. 1gb of ram is fine.
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Definitely the 3000+, but if that doesn't provide you with enough power, then of course, you'll need something faster, but 3000+ should be good enough for most stuff.
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:11 PM   #4
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i suggest the 3500 venice
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Go with a 4000+ . Yeah no problems there buddy!
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:43 AM   #6
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I suggest a 144 opteron, or a 170 opteron. Overclocking heaven. 3.0Ghz+ on air.
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Yes, but if he's not an overclocker, like me, then it's not worth it.
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Yeah, true. However, your best bet is just to get a 3200+ or a 3500+ which can run pretty much any game pretty darn fast.
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the opterons come with 1MB L2, compared to 512k L2, for a little decrease in clock speed. But all in all, i think its worth it.
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Yes, the increase in cache might be worth it in games, but I think overall, clock speed is better.
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