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Old 01-13-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, basically I'm saving up for a really nice expensive computer I'll be building myself and I'm wondering what processor I should get. I'm personally leaning towards a AMD 64 X2 6400+ 3.20 GHZ Black Edition, AMD Phenom QuadCore 2.3 GHZ or AMD 64 FX-72

Here is a motherboard I really like and want to get, will it support socket AM2 or AM2+ only?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...776&CatId=2320

Here are the processor's I'm choosing from.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...778&CatId=2328
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...557&CatId=2622
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...102&CatId=3496

I'm going to use this computer for programming, gaming and multimedia. It's also going to be my college computer. What would you guys recommend?
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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Hello everyone, basically I'm saving up for a really nice expensive computer I'll be building myself and I'm wondering what processor I should get. I'm personally leaning towards a AMD 64 X2 6400+ 3.20 GHZ Black Edition, AMD Phenom QuadCore 2.3 GHZ or AMD 64 FX-72

Here is a motherboard I really like and want to get, will it support socket AM2 or AM2+ only?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...776&CatId=2320

Here are the processor's I'm choosing from.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...778&CatId=2328
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...557&CatId=2622
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...102&CatId=3496

I'm going to use this computer for programming, gaming and multimedia. It's also going to be my college computer. What would you guys recommend?
Everyones gonna come in and say Q6600 lol
I personally like the phenom
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Which CPU should I get?

Sorry but whats a Q6600?
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its an intel processor
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:25 AM   #5
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Everyones gonna come in and say Q6600 lol
I personally like the phenom
I was going to say the same thing , every one . including me, is going to change you mobo to a p35 or x38 chipset and get the 2.4 ghz quad core q6600.with some devecent cooling the Q6600 overclocks to 3.2 (what mines on now) very easly and stably . it will end in a much faster computer this way.

this is much better and not that much more expencive
MOBO: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...300&CatId=3488

Q6600: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?EdpNo=2643933
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:14 AM   #6
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Not sure, but just incase it helps:

I brought a comptuer with a AMD 64 X2 4600+ yesterday and it works like a charm, and is much faster than a intel near version in my laptop, So I would definately reccomend the AMD X2 one you mentioned.
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You can buy a X38 chipset for a alot cheaper that $300, some are available for $215-225. If you want an AMD, then I'd say get the Phenom.
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I was just looking on the site he provided to us
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dman dude what kinda budget u on?? lol. i like ur budget. what are u gonna be doing on this comp??
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proberly like the same budget as me, just go crazy, pay later
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