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Best bang for the buck CPU under $200?


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soggyrice

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I'm torn between the Athlon64 3200+ which I got for $132...compared to these Opterons:

Opteron 144

Opteron 146

I heard the Opterons were very good at OCing with the stock HSF...the 1mb L2 is an added bonus...would there be a significant performance increase with the Opterons to justify their price?
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warriorscot

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opterons are for servers not home users.
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Are you saying that I can't use it for an everyday use/gaming rig?

There are compatibility issues?

Edited by soggyrice, 25 December 2005 - 06:21 PM.

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lol

Edited by FuM, 25 December 2005 - 07:10 PM.

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not really it wouldnt be very good along those lines. They dont have the things like multimedia extensions and features they are used to give alot of processing power but its isnt as refined as an athlon. For a gaming rig stivk with athlons thats what they are made for really, if you want a better cpu get an FX series those really are made essentially just for gaming.
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ya an AMD FX would be ideal for gaming but seeing as how your budget is low i doubt you could afford that. if your only looking to upgrade your CPU then it would help if you mentioned the socket of your current Mobo.
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Quit talking about opterons and look into a socket 939 amd 64 bit cpu. They fit your budget and will do anything you want to do.

Even if you got just the fx cpu its not going to be good unless you have a good video card to go along with it to play the latest games.
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