e2180 vs 5000+

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  1. crabbytech

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    Ok I know these CPU's are power houses and I read most previous threads.

    But Im wondering which is the more pwoerful of the two. All the reviews I read suggest the AMD smokes the intel, but everyone seems to recommend the e2180 for OC purposes.

    Im planning on matching with a $60 mobo so Im thinking OC will be void anyway.

    Anyone had a play with both?
     
  2. Smokin Whale

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    $60 motherboards CAN overclock. A prime example of one at $56 is the Gigabyte 73VM-S2L, which would be able to take your E2180 to its max overclock (usually around 3.2ghz for the E2180) as it can do up to 345fsb from my testing.

    IMO if I were in your position it would be a no-brainer, just pair an E2180 and GB 73VM-S2L and OC.
     
  3. Tech-Kid

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    I disagree with above.

    $60 motherboards are best off not even being used for overclocking. I doubt they use solid caps and so on. AMD does better in the low end market which is what you are looking at. Unless you can extend your budget, Try getting a slightly lower spec Athlon X2 (4800+ or 4400+) and get a better motherboard for roughly $100 such as the Asus M32 or Gigabyte MA770-DS3. Another alternative is get something with the AMD 780G chipset. It overclocks well and has very good onboard graphics. You can even overclock the onboard graphics!
     
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    I disagree with above.
    Anyone with 1/2 a brain lets emotion rule there choices,however anyone with a brain knows that intel rules :thumbup:
    Check out the value >$80 for an E2180 that'll do 3GHz with a simple bios tweak ? no contest amigo :D
     
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    crabbytech

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    well i agree and disagree with you all :lol:

    i would prefer to go amd all the way (buying an hd4850).

    but if intel is better bang for buck by a LONG way in this $70 cpu price range then so be it.
     
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    Well... The gigabyte 73VM-S2L DOES have solid caps and you can overclock the onboard graphics on that too. :rolleyes:
     
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    crabbytech

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    so do I go a 5000+ $70 and $60 mobo

    or 2180 and $60 mobo

    just want to know which is quicker stock and maybe with a small OC.
     
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    Just grab the Intel and have some fun.

    Also while you're doing it shop around and you'll find that board for $55 today
     
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    intel and mild overclock, will be decent if you don't up the voltage from stock for a media pc.
     
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    You couldn't be more wrong. Every single cheapie system i've built with a gigabyte g31m-s2l ($60ish) with a budget intel has clocked to 2.7ghz easy with no voltage increases. This particular board also features solid caps.
     
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    these are a micro atx?
     
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    No brainer the e2180 will smoke a 5000+ and its cheaper!
     
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    ok 2180 it is and the g31 micro atx mobo.

    dont want this to turn into a what to buy thread.

    are there cheap micro atx cases?
     
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    ok im getting gear tomoz, im picking a cheap atx case will be fine with the matx
     
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    What about the PSU?
     
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    no care factor, generic will do the job.
     
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    You won't achieve a stable overclock with a shit PSU and bad RAM
     
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    Am i rite to say he doesn't need to OC ram?
     
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    lmao

    no offence meant, but u new?

    im pretty sure i stated my purpose.

    and as for shit psu, whats a shit psu to you? rails ? lmao

    i been doing this 25 years and never had a generic psu fail yet, yes it happens, but you think i would risk $400 of hardware unless i really cared that much, i might insure it though, maybe $10 a week. pmsl
     

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