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Old 10-17-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default c2d/athlon x2 dilemma

Just wanted to get some opinions.

Currently I am considering getting an AM2 Athlon x2 3800+ processor with this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127010.

I'm in a quandary though-- should I continue to save up to get a C2D and a better mobo to go with it? I've read lots of reviews on C2D mobos and can't seem to find a respected one less than ~150$. I don't need RAID, FireWire, and other bells and whistles like that, but the cheapers ones that come without those features seem to be junky according to reviews.
I'm on a fairly rigid budget, I'm kinda pushing it by going the extra 50$ for the e6400 and then a mobo double the price of my current one.

I've read plenty about how the 3800+ x2 is a great cpu and everything, but C2D seems to be the way to go and I don't want to buy the amd cpu and be disappointed later.

Someone give me some advice and/or links to a good mobo they've used with a C2D that won't break the bank
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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Gigabyte DS3, it looks like you won't do any tweaking or fancy stuff like that so the RAM issue shouldnt be a problem with the DS3. It's a great overclocking board so thats a plus, very stable and good performance. Quite cheap too compared to other boards. Get this motherboard with a E6400 or E6300.
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Thanks Ownage, I'll have to check that one out. Anyone else?
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: c2d/athlon x2 dilemma

Well, I was in the same delemna you were in about a week ago. I went with the AMD Athlin 64 3600+ X2, havent regretted my purchase.
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