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    Question Yet Another AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ thread

    I'm hopefully going to be ordering this CPU on Friday but would appreciate some views on it from people who already own one.

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    I dont own one but why not go for the 3800X2? Will you be overclocking?

    Not much to say about the processor, Personally I would save some money with the 3800x2 and get 2GB of ram.

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    I've no plans to overclock although I may try to see what I can get out of it. Do you really think I would be better off with 3800+ and increasing my memory?

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    The 3800, should do 4200 speeds easily, I would wait, price cuts already happening, and supposed price cuts 3rd week July, read various forums that the 3800 will get a good whack off it

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    Not worth it atm, wait for price cut and get a 4400 or 3800
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    TBH, I'm not very good at waiting for things. I don't mind what I have to pay as long as it's reasonable. I've made my decision(months ago) to order this Friday regardless.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep it in mind. Not sure exactly how much I have to spend yet and won't know until Friday when I get paid.

    Any more suggestions on what to buy will be greatly appreciated?
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    the 4200 isnt that good as its basically just an oced 3800 because of same amount of cache.. I would go for the 4400 or the 3800 and overclock it.
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    Ditto as above, I have exactly was Noni suggested and am very happy with it. Saved me a lot of cash and a very easy overclock has given me fx-62 speeds and performance.

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    I agree with everyone else. Id either go for a 4400+, or save money and grab the 3800+, they clock nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_2000_17
    TBH, I'm not very good at waiting for things. I don't mind what I have to pay as long as it's reasonable. I've made my decision(months ago) to order this Friday regardless.
    50% off should help you hold

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800


    AM2 but hopefully 939 also as the article states
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    I have the 4200, got it a while since, when the 4400 was too expensive and i aren't prepared to overclock yet so i wanted something faster than the 3800. Anyway its a good processor and it performs very well with the rest of my setup. May overclock it in the future when it appears to be slowing down, but that won't be for a year or two yet.

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    Same as kasavien really. I settled for the 4200+ as it wasn't too much of a price jump from the 3800+ for the higher multiplier when I bought it.
    Plenty fast enough for the 7800GTX I've got in here.
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    I've also been thinking of an alternative. A mate of mine has just got a new system based on the AM2 and it has made me think about taking that route. I've had a look at some of the hardware available and came up with this:

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    What do you guys think?
    I know the memory isn't the fastest available but I can upgrade that to the 800MHz at a later date.
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    Don't go AM2. Conroe or an X2 on 939.

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