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sillyeagle
10-21-06, 04:36 PM
These guys have an insanely low price, but I don't know that the dealer is reputable...

http://store.ramzoogle.com/amdat64x248d.html

Seems to goo to be true. Anybody heard of these guys? lol

CaptNKILL
10-21-06, 04:42 PM
They arent on http://www.resellerratings.com/ so I dont know if I'd buy from them.

Mwave.com has the same price on the retail boxed CPU. And there are a bunch of other sites with even lower prices on OEM 4800+s.

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=amd+4800%2B&btnG=Search&lmode=online&scoring=p&cat=1368&price1=175.00&price2=500.00&sa=N&lnk=next&start=10

rewt
10-21-06, 05:28 PM
Yeah I noticed the prices have really come down on the X2's. It's great. I'll probably be picking one up soon, for the new multithreaded games that will be coming out.

sillyeagle
10-21-06, 06:01 PM
They arent on http://www.resellerratings.com/ so I dont know if I'd buy from them.

Mwave.com has the same price on the retail boxed CPU. And there are a bunch of other sites with even lower prices on OEM 4800+s.

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=amd+4800%2B&btnG=Search&lmode=online&scoring=p&cat=1368&price1=175.00&price2=500.00&sa=N&lnk=next&start=10

Mwave has it for $288 according to what you posted, otherwise all those others that are cheaper are for AM2. Nobody has the 939 cheaper than $288from what I can see. Some have it listed cheaper but its an old listing.

Zelda_fan
10-21-06, 07:05 PM
These guys have an insanely low price, but I don't know that the dealer is reputable...

http://store.ramzoogle.com/amdat64x248d.html

Seems to goo to be true. Anybody heard of these guys? lol

This is because it has to compete with the Core 2 which blows it away.

OWA
10-21-06, 07:28 PM
Wow, I paid over a $1000 for mine. Amazing how things change.

rewt
10-21-06, 07:49 PM
This is because it has to compete with the Core 2 which blows it away.

How much would you need to spend on a Core 2 to get similar performance of a X2 4800 chip? (Not including the motherboard and RAM)

Stoneyguy
10-21-06, 07:54 PM
New egg has a sale on OEM 4800 X2 for 250 bucks and free shipping.

see here. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103754)

rewt
10-21-06, 07:56 PM
Socket AM2

sillyeagle
10-21-06, 08:17 PM
New egg has a sale on OEM 4800 X2 for 250 bucks and free shipping.

see here. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103754)

Yeah I'm looking for 939.

CaptNKILL
10-21-06, 08:40 PM
Mwave has it for $288 according to what you posted, otherwise all those others that are cheaper are for AM2. Nobody has the 939 cheaper than $288from what I can see. Some have it listed cheaper but its an old listing.
Hmm... I could have sworn your title said $288... well in that case, its a good buy but I dont know about the site. If a site doesnt have any reviews on reseller ratings then youre really on your own when purchasing from them.

Do a few yahoo\google searches for their site to see if any complaints or comments come up. If you still dont get anything, its up to you. And if you do order from them, post some feedback at reseller ratings so other people know what their business is like.

Also, keep overclocking in mind as well. I dont know how high the 4800s get, but for under $200 you can get a 2.2Ghz 4200+ like mine that will easily hit 2.5 on stock voltage, with little to no temperature increase. No 100% guarantees on overclocking of course, but its a nice alternative if you dont want to risk dealing with an unknown store.

Stoneyguy
10-21-06, 11:47 PM
Yeah I'm looking for 939.

ahh my bad, I just went by your title/post and never clicked on the link.

isn't it funny how a year ago Intel had the confusing naming system and now it seems that it's AMD that is making a mess of things.

Xion X2
10-22-06, 12:05 AM
How much would you need to spend on a Core 2 to get similar performance of a X2 4800 chip? (Not including the motherboard and RAM)

220$ to exceed it by a mile with a 2.13gHz Allendale:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004

This chip in stock form will spank an AMD 4800 X2, and it is easily overclockable. Malficar had his all the way to 3.9gHz on air cooling.

jAkUp
10-22-06, 12:37 AM
Actually even an e6300 will compete with a 4800 X2 in some apps.

Bearclaw
10-22-06, 01:15 AM
I really want upgrade to core2 but I also kind of want to wait for prices to drop. I know within the next few months (1st or 2nd quarter 07) Intel will be releasing the next "step ups" of conroe (ie e6450, e7450, or whatever the numbering is, I am not sure). Would it be better to wait for those? will the prices drop on the "older" conroes?

Mr_LoL
10-22-06, 01:59 AM
I will be picking up an x2 next week I hope and it better run flight simulator x better or ill scream.

K007
10-22-06, 03:02 AM
grabbing the AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ (2.4GHz 2MB) here in aus for just AU485..pretty sweet deal

Xion X2
10-22-06, 03:26 AM
I really want upgrade to core2 but I also kind of want to wait for prices to drop. I know within the next few months (1st or 2nd quarter 07) Intel will be releasing the next "step ups" of conroe (ie e6450, e7450, or whatever the numbering is, I am not sure). Would it be better to wait for those? will the prices drop on the "older" conroes?

Well, I don't know how much more prices can really drop. I mean, when you're talking about picking up an Allendale for 220$, that's really, really cheap for the performance you're getting. I consider even the 320$ I spent on my Conroe as really cheap for the performance I'm getting.

You'll probably get some price drops, but I wouldn't expect anything too drastic.

Xion X2
10-22-06, 03:28 AM
I will be picking up an x2 next week I hope and it better run flight simulator x better or ill scream.

I think that may be more of a video card issue. I have a friend with a 1900XT / X2 4800+ and he said it ran like crap on his machine.

I've heard Flight Sim X is optimized for the DX10 cards / Vista. Don't know if that's true or not.

K007
10-22-06, 04:41 AM
I wouldnt mind getting the intel one..but that would mean i have to throw the ram/motherboard completely away..and the ram itself costs quiet a bit

Stoneyguy
10-22-06, 07:53 AM
I wouldnt mind getting the intel one..but that would mean i have to throw the ram/motherboard completely away..and the ram itself costs quiet a bit

You would have to throw away your Mobo but you don't have to throw away your RAM. I'm using DDR memory in my C2D rig by running it on the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157092). I was able to upgrade to C2D for only 300 bucks by picking this mobo up and a 6400. :D

jAkUp
10-22-06, 10:26 AM
I think that may be more of a video card issue. I have a friend with a 1900XT / X2 4800+ and he said it ran like crap on his machine.

I've heard Flight Sim X is optimized for the DX10 cards / Vista. Don't know if that's true or not.

Yea it definetely is

Heinz68
10-22-06, 02:14 PM
You would have to throw away your Mobo but you don't have to throw away your RAM. I'm using DDR memory in my C2D rig by running it on the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157092). I was able to upgrade to C2D for only 300 bucks by picking this mobo up and a 6400. :DGreat idea, no need to throw away the RAM, just throw away the "Leadtek 7950GX2 1024MB" PCI-E card and get some good old AGP card.:captnkill:
On second thought maybe not such a great idea and advice .:thumbdwn:

sillyeagle
10-22-06, 03:09 PM
grabbing the AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ (2.4GHz 2MB) here in aus for just AU485..pretty sweet deal

If you get a chance bench FSX before and after the X2 upgrade and let me know how much your frames improve. I am VERY interested to know how it responds to the second core...

rewt
10-22-06, 05:56 PM
Well if a X2 4800+ can compete with a e6300, I will probably get a dual core Athlon or Opteron and save some cash by not having to upgrade my mobo & RAM.