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Amd64 4000+ Or Dual Core??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MofoKilla, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. MofoKilla

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    yo guys im about to build a new rig within the next 2 weeks and i was just wondering what is the best cpu to go for the amd64.4000+ or the 4200+ dual core? its mostly gonna be used for games more than anything else,also what gfx card would you go for the 7800 or the x1900??

    Any help appriciated thnx :)
     
  2. kbc

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    With a choice and no budget to consider, go dual core! :) Dual 4400+ operating alongside an X1900XT. :p For the price of the AMD64 4000+, it's worth getting the 3800+ X2. Games would run just as well, additionally... with the 3800+ overclocking potential, CPU limited games wouldn't be a problem... with graphics limited games, well.... nothing you can really say here if you own an X1900XT.
     
  3. easyrider

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    go for the x1900

    If you will be overclocking the 4200 is a waste might aswell get a 3800 x2 instead.
     
  4. MofoKilla

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    cheers guys, so will the 3800 have the same sort of performance as the 4200 if its overclocked ? im new to all this overclocking :confused: lol but yeah money is no object..also people have told me that not all programs and games will run on dual core??
     
  5. easyrider

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    If you are not sticking to a budget get a chip with 2x1mb cache like the 4400 or the opteron 170.

    The extra cache over the x2 3800 will be better for games.
     
  6. kbc

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    As quoted there really, if money is no object, get a dual core, no point sticking with a single core processor. FX-60 perhaps? Hmm... maybe not a great recommendation, go with the 4400+ or Opteron 170 and put the rest of the money saved towards some decent RAM and motherboard for decent performance PC.
     
  7. MofoKilla

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    yeah thanks for the advice i think im gonna go wiv the 4400,as much as id love the fx60 aint quite got that much to splash out :D wish i did, what would be the best mobo to go for i heard the Abit Fatal1ty is one of the best around?
     
  8. easyrider

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