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Old 08-02-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default whats the better choice to get?

so i might be getting $100-$200 sometime soon, or maybe never, it depends.
getting a quad core?
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor
or getting a dual core, aftermarket heatsink and fan, and some AS5?
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor
ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm 2-ball UFO Bearing / Transparent CPU Cooler
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
or should i leave my rig alone, and find some other things to do with my money?

Microcenter is selling the OCZ 500W StealthXStream for $30, and theres a $24 MIR, so its really just $5 plus tax for people that live near a Microcenter and need a new PSU, the rebate lasts till after tomorrow.
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Default Re: whats the better choice to get?

Depends, what do you use the computer for?
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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pretty much gaming, listening to music, watching videos, multitasking, etc.
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Default Re: whats the better choice to get?

id choose the phenom over the x2. personally, id use my money on a intel cpu
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