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Old 12-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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i'm planning on getting the:
AMD Athlon X2 3800+

this worth buying right now?...
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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I personally don't have one yet, but from the reviews all over the Internet, the 3800+ X2 is a great CPU. It combines the ability to play games and much improved multitasking capability.
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:15 AM   #3
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If you have about $320 to spare, it's one of the best dual-core processors out there. Very good performance for the price. Basically two 3200+'s with 512k L2 Cache per core. Try to get the Toledo cores if you can...they overclock better, unless you're anti-overclocking, which in that case the Manchester core would be suitable for you (which is the majority of the X2 3800+'s).
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I thought the 3800+ were Toledo cores with half of the cache disabled?
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Yeah, I just realized that. Yes, the Toledo cores have half the L2 cache disabled. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:25 AM   #6
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If you have about $320 to spare
Where can I buy an AMD 3800 for $320?

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Where can I buy an AMD 3800 for $320?

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Sorry, it's $323.00 at Newegg.com

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

I also searched it up on PriceGrabber for you. The cheapest is $315.00, although you have to plug in your zip code for the exact shipping and handling added in.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__AMD_A...n+X2+3800%252B

I would recommend Monarch Computer Systems though...$322.00 with no shipping or tax charges, so you pay the price of what they list, exactly.

http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...&AFFIL=pg&NR=1
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I would say definitely worth getting. It's at a reasonable price, and performance will improve not decrease, as software starts to be written to take advantage of dual-core CPU's, so yeah, if you can afford it, I'd say get it.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:13 PM   #9
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it's 322.00 at zipzoomfly with free 2 day shipping.. thats where im getting it
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ive only heard good things.
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