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NEED help choosing a CPU/processor. and heatsink

By awsskater892
Jul 7, 2006
  1. im really trying to debate on which cpu i should get. the choices im going back and forth in-between are:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103484

    and

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1700143&CatId=1950

    They both seem really great, and idk which one i would rather buy, im not thinking about the money, its only 20$ difference, but i want to know what will be better in the long run. I have a asus k8v-se motherboard and its a 754 socket like both of those processors. currently i have the amd 2800+, I also need help choosing a decent heatsink. thanks -Nick
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    I would go with the 3400+ just for the larger L2 memory cache. Are you planning on overclocking? If not, then the fan/heatsink combo that comes with the processor will be sufficient.
     
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    What will you be using it for? This may affect your decision.

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  4. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    I will be using it for video editing
     
  5. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 96

    I will be using it for video editing
     
  6. TomCo

    TomCo TS Rookie

    go with the 3400 you need all the power you can get for video editing...
     
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