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After reading this thread I did some quick research. I went through numerous posts and read test results with expert opinions.
The end result is to go with the 5000+ Brisbane Black Edition PERIOD.! Yes, there is a small difference in L2 cache but not enough to make a difference 512k as compared to 1m. The Brisbane actual clock speed is a little faster.
Research for yourself and you will see.
As a result of this post, I think I too have found my answer.
1.) E521 - Athlon 64x2 6000+ (3.1) - Noctua NH-U9B - Artic Silver 5 - 4GB Elpida DDR2 PC2-6400 - nVidia GT 240 - Win7 x32
2.) Optiplex 740 ENHANCED - Athlon 64x2 5600+ (2.9) - Artic Silver 5 - 4GB Hynix DDR2 PC2-6400 - EVGA GeForce 8600GT - Win7 x32
3.) Optiplex 740 ENHANCED - Phenom X3 8750 (2.4) - Artic Silver 5 - 6GB Samsung PC2-6400 - xfx 8600GT oc - Win7 x64
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