I plan on building a new gaming machine in a month maybe. I will be doing some overclocking, but which would be better? I know the San Diego has more L2 Cache, but the 3800+ Venice is also a 2.4Ghz processor while the 3700+ San Diego is only 2.2Ghz. It probably wouldn't make a whole lot of difference, but which would be faster for gaming?
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego, XP-90C with TT Silent Cat Fan 1GB(2x512MB) Mushkin Redline XP4000 DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D, Emprex 16x Dual-Layer DVD Burner 250GB Western Digital SATA2 16MB Cache HDD 120GB Western Digital ATA inside Vantec Nexstar 3 Enclosure Tagan 480-U22 PSU, X850XT PE, Audigy 2 ZS Gamer Edition
from what i know, the venice with this stepping, CBBLE, 0507DPAW, will give you the best results. lots of people have great results oc'ing it as well with low voltage and low heat. it will more than make up for the lower L2 cache.