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    Asus SLI Premium Upgrade Path

    Hi all,

    Ive been out the game so to speak for a while but now feel the need to upgrade my processor to a dual core as this best matches my pc usuage (video encoding, high end gaming and media streaming). I dont really want to spend to much but dont know what I should be buying ? Do I change the lot and go for a Intel Duo or can I get away replacing just the processor if so which one ?

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    I think the best option for you is to get one of these:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=530864

    you have to be pretty fast , because Amd don't make those any more .
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    WIll I notice a speed drop from my 2.8 or will the dual core make up for that ?
    CPU: Athlon II x4 630 @ 2.8GHZ MOBO: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO (AM3) RAM:
    Crucial 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-15) Storage: 120GB KINGSTON
    SSD 500GB Seagate Barracuda GPU: MSI 1GB Radeon HD 5750 PSU: eVGA NEX750B
    Case: Akasa Eclipse-62 !

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    Unless you can justify getting a new base (mobo, CPU and RAM) then just get the Athlon dual core. It's bordering on necessary with video editing. The Core 2 Duo is quite a bit faster at encoding, but whether it's fast enough to justify the extra price is up to you.

    Yes, there'd be a speed loss in going to that X2 4600, as it's simply a slower clock speed - if you could boost it up to 2.6-2.8 then you'd be unlikely to notice anything drop at all - it's arguable whether you'd notice one anyway.

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    If you can afford to go the C2D route, then do it

    Saves throwing money at old tech if you think your going to want to upgrade again any time soon.
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    I'd either get a second hand dual-core (I still think that my OC-ed Opty 165 will still be fine for another 12-18 months though I wouldn't buy one new at this stage) or jump to C2D.

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    Does anyone know the going price for my opteron ?
    CPU: Athlon II x4 630 @ 2.8GHZ MOBO: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO (AM3) RAM:
    Crucial 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-15) Storage: 120GB KINGSTON
    SSD 500GB Seagate Barracuda GPU: MSI 1GB Radeon HD 5750 PSU: eVGA NEX750B
    Case: Akasa Eclipse-62 !

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    I'm currently in the same boat as you mate, and am thinking to go for the Opty 165.
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