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    Opteron 146 Or X2 3800+????

    I have the choice of either getting a 146 off a friend that I know will clock to 2.8ghz or I can get an X2 3800+ from scan. Just wondering what will be better for my setup. I have a dfi sli-dr mobo, ocz pc3200 platinum rev 2 ram, XFX 7800GT. I game quite alot, but will obviously need to upgrade to dual core sooner or later. Just wondering if now is the time.

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    If you can bag that 146 cheap (around 40 quid) then it might be the better option until you need dual core.

    Otherwise, £100 for a X2 3800+ is pretty hard to say no to
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    He wants about 70-80 for the 146. So you saying I should get the x2 3800+

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    3800X2 makes alot more sense IMO.. Opty 146 is probably faster frequency wise but its quickly becoming a dying breed..

    On the contrary, there's always a good chance the 3800X2 will clock to 2.6-2.7ish..
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    Tricky - question is when do you think you'll need to dual core, and by that time would a core 2 duo be a better choice anyway?

    70-80 for the opteron is very steep, and I wouldn't recommend it at that price. 40-50 and I'd go for it. But for 30 pounds difference I would go with the X2, yes.

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    The 3800 should clock well. 2.6+ is common. Especially with decent cooling.

    Seems like a no brainer to me.

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    3800 definitely if you wanna future proof it and as chuckskull says 2.6ghz is quite common although the opty may get up to 2.8 or more

    personally i'd take the x2

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