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Which CPU?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Andromeda1983, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. Andromeda1983

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2004

    Posts: 1,530

    Location: Wales

    I am thinking of upgrading my cpu, here is my current spec.

    AMD 64 SCKT 939 3000+ (Venice Core)
    Gigabyte Nforce3 250Gb Motherboard
    2GB PC3200 DDR RAM (OCUK VALUE)
    AUDIGY 2 ZS PLATINUM PRO SOUND CARD
    Zalman CNPS9500-AM2 Aero Flower CPU Cooler (works with 939)
    NEC 3520AW DVD-RW
    VIEWSONIC VX922 (another ocuk buy :D)
    CREATIVE T7700 7.1 SPEAKERS
    2 X 160 MAXTOR 7200RPM 8MB CACHE SATA HD'S (RAID-0)

    It is used for video/dvd authoring, games and the occasional linux escapade.
    Budget is £90 inc vat with delivery. OEM's are ok since i already have a decent cpu cooler
     
  2. Tarty

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2006

    Posts: 166

    Location: England-Kent

    For £90 it looks like the amd 4000+ are going to be the best bet
     
  3. gamesaregood

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Sep 2003

    Posts: 2,809

    Location: Suffolk

    I would say that you need to decide whats going to be best for you.

    The:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)

    Price: £94.95 (£111.57 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    Would be better for video/dvd authoring (So Long as its a Multithread app) but is going to offer limited increase in games with only having a 200Mhz increase for single thread apps over your current 3000+.
     
  4. PinkFloyd

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,301

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    get an X2-3800, will stretch that budget a little, but I would say it is well worth it.
    If not get a San Diego 3700, the one thats on offer at the moment.
    Not worth getting the 4000 instead, have a couple of pints, money well spent ;)