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User.exe Mar 01, 2006, 02:14pm EST Report Abuse
Ok, im looking for a CPU for around $200-280. I have already looked at AMD chips and Ive selected the 64 3700+. Now im looking for an intel cpu around the same processor power and price. These are what I have looked at so far...

AMD64 3700+ from Newegg $213
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539

Intel 3.2ghz Newegg $217
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116197

Intel 3.4ghz Newegg $277
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116196

Just need suggestions on what core is best(intels only), socket, and a few mobo's. I'll even consider the 3ghz if it can be OC'd pretty well. I'll be upgrading from my Dell 2.5ghz (333fsb i think, no HT). Plz dont argue over whats better than the other(Intel vs AMD) there's already a thread by _MD_ for that.

Thanks.


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mothow Mar 01, 2006, 02:17pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
I love Abits intel boards.But i have no idea about the 775 socket cores.But i do know that 600series OC's like made.Most 3.0ghz and up will hit 4.0ghz pretty easy

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Supreet Virdi Mar 01, 2006, 02:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Well, simply get the AMD Dual Core X2 3800+

G. G. Mar 01, 2006, 03:12pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Userl.exe

a AMD 3700+ is a great proc for gaming if you are looking for a AMD.

If you are looking for an equivalent Intel proc to the AMD 3700+ then I would suggest you look at the Intel 650 3.4ghz model. As you can see, the Intel will cost you a little bit more.

So all depends on what you want to do as to which platform. AMD get the 3700+ and for the Intel get the 650 3.4ghz.

As Mot mentioned.... ABIT mb are good boards. An example would be a ABIT AL-8. my brother has one and it is a great board. Supports DDR-2 667, 1066fsb, and Dual Core proc. I'll take a look at other ABIT models and list them here later as to what I think will be good boards. As for AMD mb using a A64 3700+ im not sure on that one. Someone having a little more insight on the AMD platform can give a hand on this side.

ABIT AL-8 -- http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=281
Oh and as for everything else other than games..... both platform will do excellent.

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User.exe Mar 01, 2006, 04:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Thanks G.G.

Iam looking for a mobo that is Dual Core compliant since I'll be moving to that in about a year or so, and I've read some reviews on Abit boards, not too bad :). So 650 3.4ghz you say..I'll have to read about that type some more before I make a decision here. Thx for the links too.

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SuPeR Xp Mar 01, 2006, 04:51pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Have you heard of the AMIntel Athlon P64 3700+ ? it is a joint venture by AMD & Intel ;)

No really, if you want the best gaming CPU, the 3700+ is the best. I have it, and it it running @ FX-57 no problem.

Also, may I add the new Radeon Xpress 3200+ mobo's?
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/56003/

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Supreet Virdi Mar 01, 2006, 04:52pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
And what happens if we overclock X2 3800+ to 2.4Ghz? :D

User.exe Mar 01, 2006, 06:49pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
hmmmmmm maybe ill get a G5 :)

lol j/k

Seriously...I cant make up my mind between AMD64 3700+ and the 3800 X2 :(
If WoW and BF2 Supported Dual Core I would get it!

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GeForce FX 5900 128mb
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G. G. Mar 01, 2006, 07:24pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
SuperXP

Your system.... not the setup today.... but when you had your AMD 64 3700+ in combination with your X800GTO2 both @ stock speeds when compared to my system Intel 650 3.4ghz in combination with my AIW X800XT both @ stock speeds were actually very equal to each other.

Here is the results of Aquamark from a little stick note that I had tucked away:

All components @ stock speeds -

SuperXP - overall 67,996 / GFX 9969 / CPU 10692
G.G. - overall 68,981 / GFX 10,518 / CPU 10,018

As you can see..... the results falls in line with the type of components we have...Yours (SuperXP) has a little higher CPU score and this is probably attributed to the onboard memory controller ... AND I (G.G.) has a little higher GFX score and this is probably attributed in the difference ATI video models.

Pretty Cool Ayyyeee ????? You are probably scratching your head and saying dannnnngggg... lol..

So there... both system are very comparable to each other. That is why I said earlier that the AMD 3700+ and a Intel 650 3.4 are equals to each other.

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J H Mar 04, 2006, 09:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P

About my spelling, If you say anything about it im gonna hunt your nerdy english aniel retentive arrrssse down and beat the elcrapo right out of you!!!!
I came to this planet to chew bubblegum and kick ass! And I am all out of gum!
SuPeR Xp Mar 04, 2006, 09:18pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
The Athlon 64 3700+ is the way to go if you want gaming.

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Adam Kolak Mar 04, 2006, 09:21pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
What about Opterons?:

Socket 939 Opteron 148:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103596
I wonder if these are any good for gaming?

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G. G. Mar 04, 2006, 09:26pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
SuperXP -

And that is true but the Intel is not far behind though.

J. Howie -

Thanks for that comparison chart.... because of that chart that is why I had picked the 3700+ to be the comparable partner to my 650 3.4ghz.

and if you were wondering..... out of those 28 tests....... the 3700+ win 15 tests and the 650 wins 13 tests. The 3700+ mainly in the games and 650 with multithreading/encoding. the rest were a little surprises like the 3700+ would win on one test that I thought 650 would get AND vice versa the 650 would win another that I thought the 3700+ would get... it was pretty interesting. It just to show that both are great proc with their own strengths in different areas.

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That Guy Mar 04, 2006, 09:39pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
The Abit AL8 is a great motherboard. I have it paired with a Celeron D 351, and the CPU is overclocked to 3.7 GHZ...

G. G. Mar 04, 2006, 09:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
ACE,

my brother has that very same ABIT AL8 board with a 560 3.6ghz and he is very happy with it. It has lots of features and stable as a rock.

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A_Pickle Mar 05, 2006, 01:33am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Good Intel for gaming?

Core Duo or the Pentium M. Really, both of those outperform the Pentium 4 in gaming. And they overclock like the dickens.

-Pikl

Daniel Gibbon Mar 06, 2006, 12:34pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
really most cpu's these days play games well anything that has for amd 2 ghz or for intel 3ghz will play games fine its all in your video card why rant on bout a amd 3700 and 3.ghz cpus when if all your wanting is gaming you could save yourself a packet an get a amd 64 3200 or 3000 and get a higher spec video card or motherboard lol and then overclock the 3000 or 3200 hehe you will probably end up with a faster system the fact you will save $60+ on the cpu means the difference between a 6800 and a 7800 or a x1800 and a x1900 lol :P seeeeeeeee i talk sense lol now and again

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G. G. Mar 06, 2006, 12:51pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Daniel.... you are absolutely true about what you said in that reduce the cpu and put that money in the video card and then OC the cpu..... yes.. a good option to do and a viable one at that. BUT......... Majority of users does not want to OC for whatever reason but their own..... So haveing a system that runs at stock speeds that they were designed to be run at is a valid option. Ever tried telling everyone around you just go and OC it ???? (with out you doing the work of OC for them)..... And see what sorta look you get ???? So buying a particular product and getting performance for that particular product for that dollar amount is a good thing without resorting to any OC'n.

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Daniel Gibbon Mar 06, 2006, 01:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
really you dont even need to overclock tho as most of the lower end 64's or semprons handle games fine so just save money and buy a better video card :)

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mx1000 laser mouse
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Dublin_Gunner Mar 06, 2006, 01:54pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Its really a matter of personal preference, unless you want to resort to seeing who gets 2fps more.

I have used Intel Cyrix & AMD cpu's, and always liked the AMD systems that I had, hence I'm with AMD now, and probably will be for the forseeable future.

However, Pick the 3700+ or the 3.4 650, and you wont be disappointed, they're both great CPUs.

As for dual core, we still really havent seen many games optimised for them, and gfx drivers really havent worked all that well with their dual core implementations.

i.e. with BF2, you basically have to set it to one core only to work decently at all, it performs worse with both cores active.

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A_Pickle Mar 06, 2006, 04:11pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Good intel CPU for Gaming :P
Eh, like I said. Best Intel CPU for gaming is either the 3.46 GHz Extreme Edition, a 1.83-2.26 GHz Pentium M or a 1.86-2.16 GHz Core Duo.

-Pikl


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