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    AMD x2 build

    Been aked to make another build. This ok for a dual core amd build?

    PC will be used for gaming probably with an 8800gt.




    Any crap parts Ive chosen?

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Get the brisbane core X2 if you want 3.0GHz. And the Asus M2A-VM is a nice board, 690G.

    I have one which is why I'm happy to recommend it

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Looks fine to me. What windows will you be using? If you are going to use 32bit XP, then is 4gb really needed? If vista, then 4gb is fine

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    One of these Mike?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=brisbane

    Has smaller L2 cache, will that make much of a difference with the speed/gaming?

    Going to use XP SP3 or Vista

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    No they've disappeared

    It was a 6000+ brisbane. This one http://www.advancetec.co.uk/acatalog/info_14040875.html bit pricey there though. (Although that one says 90nm under specs, very confusing lol)

    The brisbanes being 65nm do run a fair bit cooler and overclock quite well too

    I have a 5000+ BE in my M2A-VM and it overclocks to 3.2GHz quite happily but has an unlocked multiplier so that makes it easy.

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Should I go for this one then mike?
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=854379

    Found this post on the net..
    "Dude don't go with the 6000+. If you want the AMD, go for the 5600+. It's only 200mhz slower but can be overclocked past the 6000+. The 5600 uses less power, and the multiplier is 14 instead of 15, meaning if you get DDR2800 RAM it will operate at it's full 800mhz. If you got the 6000+, your RAM would only operate at 750mhz. Don't pay the extra money just for 200mhz extra! Trust me on this one. I just ordered mine today for my new build. Can't wait to get it in the mail. I was almost convinced to get the 6000+ until I read reviews and looked at the facts myself about the 6000's multiplier and power usage"

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Not entirely convinced about the RAM argument but yeah I would take a brisbane over a windsor without a seconds hesitation. Even the "energy efficeint" ones run quite hot when they are 90nm.

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Agreed. I got a Brisbane when they first appeared on Scan (about May last year). The whole box runs at about 45W input, so about 35W from the PSU. Never seen the CPU above 50C under load.

    It's on the Asus M2a-VM HDMI mobo and the 690G video is perfectly OK for anything but games.
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    Re: AMD x2 build

    The new 2.6ghz X2 5050e has just come out:

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=57Y2

    Has a 45w TDP!!

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    65W Quad FTW!

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=849691

    But no don't really not worth it in the slightest for gaming atm
    Last edited by Webby; 05-09-2008 at 12:09 PM.

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    65W Quad FTW!

    fixed
    Bit expensive still I think

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Yeah still overpriced but maybe it will come down with the announced price cuts then again clocked at 1.8GHz not sure what benefit you would see over a 2.8GHz duel for half the price.

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    Can I just ask.. Has AMD finished making stuff for the AM2 socket, or are more AM2 cpus going to be released?

    For another £25 may add another core but lose 600mhz. http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=807035
    How much slower would it be in games, quite noticable.. or?

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    I think the phenoms work a bit better in games whether it be dual or quad, and 2.4GHz is more than enough for games.

    That said the extra core will count for very little.

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    Re: AMD x2 build

    in gaming clock speed is more important then the cores, so i reckon going for hick clocked duals is better then the lowly quad

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    Wink Re: AMD x2 build

    I's always go for Seagate 5yr warranty over other 3yrs everytime..

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