which should I buy AMD 3000, 3200, 3500+

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  1. nishant_nms

    nishant_nms New Member

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    I am thinking of buying a new processor. Please suggest me which processor to buy whether 3000+, 3200+, 3500+ and also tell me their prices. My motherboard supports socket 939.
     
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    what your budget, & which motherboard U got
     
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    price of amd 3200>>> 7500-7800
    amd 3500 >>> 10500
    amd 3000 >>> 6000

    all these r 939 pin processors so ur mobo will support 'em..
    now it depnds upon ur requirements n budget as to which processor u need to buy.
    3500 is the best after dual core amd x2 processors. recommended for a high-end gaming rig.
    for decent future proof performance 3200 is recommended...u'll b able to make a good mid-end system using it.
    ultimately it all boils down to how much money u can spend... :wink:
     
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    If its not so urgent then you can wait for say 2 months and get an AMD X2 3800+. Right now its price is ~16.5k, after 2 months it may drop down to 12-13k. IMHO, it would be a really good deal. It again depends on the MB that you have.

    If you dont want to wait then go ahead with 3200/3500, both are good for gaming. IMHO the minor difference b/w processing power should not be a major concern for gaming as the GFX will affect the performance more than anything. But if you are into some other field like DTP animations etc, then go for the fastest processor you can afford.
     
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    Hi I'm Kaustav.I guess i need your help.I'm going to upgrade my CPU components and gonna make a gaming machine .Here's my rig:

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+;
    Asus A8N-E Mobo;
    2X512 MB Transcend DDR 400 Ram Modules;
    XFX Geforce 6600 GT 128 MB;
    Hitachi SATA II 80 GB HDD;
    Liteon Super AllWrite SHM-165P65;
    any Mercury ATX cab;
    PowerSafe 400 W PSU;

    So wat you think??Kindly inform me of the prices of these inclusive of taxes and please suggest any modifications if neccesary.My BUGDET is Rs 50,000/-
     
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    I had got MSI-RS482IL mobo.
    Please tell the prices
     
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    Hi Kaustav,

    First check www.deltapage.com for the latest on hardware prices. I am giving you a rough idea for the components you have specified.

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+: 10500
    Asus A8N-E Mobo; 5600
    2X512 MB Transcend DDR 400 Ram Modules; 4500
    XFX Geforce 6600 GT 128 MB; 8500-9000
    Hitachi SATA II 80 GB HDD; 3000
    Liteon Super AllWrite SHM-165P65; What is this, DVD-writer? then you got a deal at 3500 from Liteon/Sony
    any Mercury ATX cab; 1200
    PowerSafe 400 W PSU; 1500

    6600GT is minimum. Better go for 6800GS if you got the money.
     
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    hi,
    if u really want to save the money and want a good amd for gaming
    go for

    amd athlon 3200+----Rs.4000-4500.
    msi rs480m2il---Rs.4500
    xfx 6600 256...RS.6000-8000
    1 gb ram---approx Rs.3500
    liteon dvd writer--Rs. 3000

    check it out in the market for perfect price... these are approx prices....
     
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    Thanks! But Athlon 64 3500+ is actually costlier than that-around 13k.I want a cheaper cabinent.Preferably Bigger with good ventilation.I will spend around Rs 600 for it.
    Also, 1 GB ram isn't so cheap! it costs about 6.5k with taxes.Yes its a DVD Writer.
    How much does 6800GS cost with taxes?? I dont want approx. prices b'coz i know'em all.I eant to know actual market prices!! if you can,pls inform me of those Digitized!

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    Hey I am quite sure that 3500+ costs around 10500. Also 1GB RAM will cost 4200 to 5000 depending upon brand. Search around for shops selling those and I am sure you will find a good deal. I think your dealer is telling very high prices.

    6800GS will cost 13750 plus 4% VAT if you buy directly from Rashi Peripherals. And they also give you 3 year carry-in warranty.

    If you ain't willing to spend so much, then I suggest the following:

    3200+
    1GB RAM
    80 GB SATA-II
    6800GS
    A8N-E
    450W powersafe
    ATX cabinet from any reputed make
    Sony Dual layer DVD writer, etc

    Where are you from?
     
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    Thanks !I'am from Durgapur studying in class 11.Liteon is better than SONY because it has lesser media compatibility issues.Moreover since 6800GS is fast so a 3200+ will bottleneck it.A 3500+ will be a better bet.So whats you config?? How much it cost you??

    Also i've heard that 3800+ X2 is available for about 15.5k.Do you know anything about it??Please let me know soon! By the way whats your occupation and name??
     
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    Well, I am using 3000+ with 6800GS and no problems, maybe because I don't ramp up the resolutions over 1024 X 768 due to monitor limitations. My config is 3000+, A8N-E, 1GB RAM, 450W PSU, 6800GS, 80GB HDD, Sony DDU1615 DVD ROM and not to forget ALtec Lansing MX-5021...

    If you got the money, might as well get the 3800+ X2. Well, my dream is getting a FX-60 some day.

    I will PM you the reply regarding other personal questions...
     
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    Thanks! Also 3d MARK '06 is available in this month's digit. 1 of my friend who has a 3200+,XFX 6600 128,512 MB hynix ,Seagate 80 GB and msi rs480m2il got 1210 as the 3D '06 score.Let me know of yours soon!

    Do you know any Rashi peripherals dealers from durgapur??And how much time taken for the order processing?? Kindly give me the shop's address,I might as well go to kolkata and get it assembled from there.I'm planning to purchase it in april,so hope the prices will come further down. Have you modded your cabinet anytime?? I'm planning to mod my older cabinet. It'll be based on the quake theme.A transparent panel with red UV lights and the quake logo on the face! Can you inform me of the prices of the equipments neccesary- dremel tool, or any thing cheaper,paint,UV lights,Transparent panel.
     
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    hey can any body tell the price of xfx 6600 128mb and 256mb pci-e card..
     
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    To kin.vachhani:

    XFX 6600 128 MB costs about 6-6.6k. There is no use going for the 256 MB variant because the card's core is not fast enough to utilise all the excess memory in buffer. Best bet is to go for the 128 MB GT version in the low-end segment with retails for about 8-8.5k
    -Kaustav
     
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    The distributor of Rashi Peripherals in Kolkata is Savera Marketing Agency. The address is 1, Ganesh Chandra Avenue (10mins from Chandni Chowk Metro station, towards Dalhousie.). The persons there are very friendly. The shop is located opposite Saboo Computers.

    I have not modded my case anytime. It is a simple Frontech cabinet. Actually I do not have time for all these fancy stuff. Most of my time after office goes into playing lots of latest games.

    And thanks for the information regarding 3d mark06. I will buy this month's digit ASAP.
     
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    r u sure that it is for 16500 only ???
    hav the price been reduced??
    bcoz one month earlier it was for 22000
     
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    4200+ X2 is for arnd 22K.
    zombie has quoted the price absolutely correctly.
     
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    hi

    actually on deltapage site 4200+ is only for 19600!!!!
     
  20. Ankur Gupta

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    o sorry for tht. just visited nehru place last week and the price for 4200+ X2 was 18K!!!!!!
     
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