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    Help Me Build New Computer

    Ok so basically i want to start off with a question and then i will propose something and you folks can advise me further.

    Rank these 4 processors from greatest power to least power for me....

    [2] AMD Opteron 280 Dual Core Processors
    intel® Pentium® 4, Pentium® D (dual core)
    Pentium® Extreme Edition
    AMD Athlon X2 4800+ Dual Core HyperClocked Processor
    AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 Single Core HyperClocked Processor

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    Well as far as pure power goes, the dual AMD Opteron dual cores should take the cake out of those listed.

    It really depends on what you are going to do with the computer.

    If I had to rate them in order of power:

    Lowest
    Pentium 4 Pentium D
    Althlon FX-57
    Pentium D Extreme Edition
    Athlon X2 4800+ Dual Core
    Dual AMD Opteron Dual Cores
    Highest

    But I have no benchmarks or anything to back that up, just my general understanding from what I've read.
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    I pick these two out of personal prefrence....

    Athlon X2 4800+ Dual Core
    Dual AMD Opteron Dual Cores


    Now i do not want to even try to make this custom because i am more intrested in a Boutique system.

    Here are the current systems i am looking at.....

    What i want...

    Expandability
    Dual Core system
    Nice sleek look

    I need the price to be 3000 for a barebone system


    Please advise me further

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    To be honest in the majority of applications (non-dual core optomised), the FX-57 will be top trump.

    If you are adement about going Dual Core, then I'd pick the AthlonX2 4800+ over the Pentium-D (from experience). All the both of them are beasts

    The Dual Dual-Core Opteron is a bit of a luxury, and will eat up the majority of your budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a.harris
    To be honest in the majority of applications (non-dual core optomised), the FX-57 will be top trump.

    If you are adement about going Dual Core, then I'd pick the AthlonX2 4800+ over the Pentium-D (from experience). All the both of them are beasts

    The Dual Dual-Core Opteron is a bit of a luxury, and will eat up the majority of your budget.
    Well honestly i ruled out Intel from the job after i was cursed out of Techimo after asking them


    But yeah like i said i really am intrested in the dual core. What are the clock diffrences between the X2 and opteron and the Fx-57

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    Gaming = FX57
    Work=Opteron or X24800+

    These aren't budget processors though. You can easily get a 4400+(if 1mb cache per core is important to you) to 4800 speeds and beyond.
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    fromage brings up a valid point.

    At current pricing, the X2 4400+ does provide far greater bang for ya buck; and if you are interested in overclocking (I've never seen the point), it does apparently overclock pretty well.
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    What do you actually want to do?
    For gaming, just get a high end 64 bit Athlon. Fantastic value for money compared to other processors.
    Feed it with plenty of RAM, and if you really want to spend a lot of money get SLI graphics cards.

    Are you going to be calculating pi or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.harris
    (I've never seen the point)
    Compare the 3800+ and 4600+, both dual core, both have 512kb l2 cache per core, 3800+ is 2ghz, the 4600+ is 2.4ghz. That's a 400mhz difference. The 3800+ is $332, the 4600+ is $637. Is 400mhz worth almost twice the cost?

    No, especially not when you can easily overclock the 3800+ to 2.4ghz with ease without any modifications.
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