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USSEnterprise
June 19th, 2006, 01:30 PM
I'm finally getting a job for this summer, and will have the money for a new PC. I need one badly. Here's myu problem. I'm stuck between the Intel 805 and the Athlon 64 3800+. The Intel can be safely overclocked to 3.8GHz (from its original 2.66). The AMD can get to around 2.75GHz (from its original of 2.4). I know AMD processors are made differently from Intel's. Anyone want to share their opinion?

carlsson
June 19th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Tom's Hardware was able to overclock it all the way to 4.1 GHz even, thanks to water cooling. They claim it outperforms top-of-the-line Pentium and Athlon FX CPUs. If you have the right combo of motherboard, CPU and cooling and all those results hold true, it should not be a doubt it gives the best value for money at the moment?

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_cores/

Anyway, we have two people here who recently mentioned that they'll custom build new PCs, so they should be able to pitch in some advice, plus others of course.