CPU ... AMD 64 3800 + L90D+ OR AMD 64 4000?

Ramzie

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Hey everyone, this is my first post here so i figured id make it about a issue that ive been pondering for awhile.

So im designing a new system after the unfortunate demise of my last system (RIP) and have basically nailed it all down ...

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
Maxtor Diamond Max 10 SATA drive
BFG 6800 GT
etc ...

But only one issue remains ... i can only spend around 2100-2300 dollars and i recently was pondering a new display.

Im going off to college next year and therefor a LCD moniter is going to be key to actually having a desk so i decided hey, lets play around with my setup to see how i can save some money and also get a LCD. after researhcing i know the L90D+ is the one i want and the price tag on zipzoomfly is 350 with free 2nd day shipping so i kno thats my moniter. so heres the question.

Basically the processer is where i can save the most and lose the least performence but my question is this ... will a AMD Athlong 64 4000 perform much better then a AMD 64 3800 to the point where i should just get teh 4000 and then work over the summer for the LCD? or should i just get the 3800 and the LCD because the performence loss will be almost un-noticeable.

Sorry this is such a mouthfull but pleas, get back to me.

Thanks guys :)
 

K8MAN

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Go for the moniter and 3800+ for sure. U wont notice the 1-5% difference in performance. U will however notice a sexy LCD on your desk every day.

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addiarmadar

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Go for the 3800. It can be OCed to the 4000 with little effort.

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Get the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1MB 90nm Rev. E available May 6th. It should have better memory support, cheaper <A HREF="http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=120207&AFFIL=TH&NR=1" target="_new">($334 at monarch)</A>, good overclockability, SSE3 support, and more than adequate for most games and programs. Use the saved money to get a high quality cooling solution and bigger lcd.

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jmwpom3

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yeah, I definately wouldn't put the money out for the 4000, they're so close already.
(go 3500+ and get a 20.1") :wink:


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Ramzie

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Bleh, ill just get the 3800 90nm on may 6th and the 19 inch :)
The new 21' LCDs arent on par for gaming yet so thats why im sticking with a 19' + why go out of my way to spend more $? i think this is the new plan!