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WaspSYF

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#1 12 years ago

Well, guys, it finally happened. My loyal, high-end eMachines died. (Sarcasm, this was uber-weak) and I set my sights on an Alienware. Just last night, (seeing as I don't have three grand) I applied to their credit card service so I could pay monthly, but that didn't work out very well. So, I've decided, this is it; I want to buy parts from newegg now, and build a damn good PC. Here's the deal; my budget is around $1,000 (give or take a few hundred) and I sure as hell don't want uneccessary things jacking up my price. I can still use my monitor, printer and keyboard from my previous computer. So, all I request, is that you guys find me a really good motherboard that matches these expectations, and I will find parts based on it, then ask for everyone's approval. Just follow these few things; 1. Intel-based Motherboard (Owned AMD, not happy, never was.) That is either 3.2 or 3.4 GHz, but not Dual-Core, for the love of God! (Besides, the 600 models support 32 and 64 bit.) 2. Yep, I want an SLI mobo, too. I plan on running 2x 7200 GTX's, but not now. Not for a few good months. 3. Something with many features, like atleast 3 PCI slots, and 2 PCI-Ex x16 ports. 4. Finally, I want it to work with my favorite case of all time, the Xion II green case (link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208005 ) Thank you guys so much! Off to hunting, please help me out!




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#2 12 years ago

Why no AMD? AMD is a lot better than Intel processors. AMD processors with a good Asus board with an nForce chipset are a great combo! plus Intel CPU's gobble up lots of power and are very hot Also, to my knowledge, there are no Nvidia 7200's. There are the 7800's, and i think i saw a 7600 someone wheres on the net, but i'm not sure




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#3 12 years ago

Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116196 Motherbored http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131578 Video http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130247 Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145539 Harddrive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144129 Soundhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188 Theres a Intel system... But dude why don't you go get a AMD system instead? A AMD 3200+ out beats a Intel 3.4ghz... And the AMD 3200+ is $150 cheaper..... But if you want the Intel so bad then get a 3.6ghz for you can have some power. But then again a AMD 3500+ out beats it and its $260cheaper....




WaspSYF

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#4 12 years ago

Meant 7800GTX, thank you. But, I dislike AMD for a few reasons. The biggest is that for 64-support, it's one or the other. My friend owns an AMD 64, and he always complains as to how he can barely run as many programs as I can. He told me "If I could go back to Intel, I would" frankly because Intel is 32, but supports 64. It's like having your cake (32) and eating it, too! (64)

But, then again, is it really a necessity for 64-bit processors? Is the 3000 series of AMD just 32? if 64 becomes manditory in a year or so, would it be possible to just upgrade the processor without buying a new computer?

Oh, I can't see anything but the X-Fi (which I hope on getting), please re-link :)




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#5 12 years ago

WTF AMD is 32bit!!!!!!!11 It has both 32 and 64. Your friend is a moron sad to say.




WaspSYF

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#6 12 years ago

O Rly? :)

If this is true, then can I run all my current applications AND 64 Applications? Also, can I still use Windows XP, and not have to get that silly 64 one? (Excuse my knowledge, and apparently my friends', on 32 and 64 bit)




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#7 12 years ago

He might have been referring to Intel's EMT64 Pentium 4 chips.

If you feel more comfortable with an Intel chip, go for it. Just be aware that there are a lot of AMD products out there that offer the same (or in most cases better) performance for a cheaper price.

And I have no idea what your friend is talking about, but AMD is 32 and 64 bit compatible. :n0e:




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#8 12 years ago

WaspSYFMeant 7800GTX, thank you.

But, I dislike AMD for a few reasons. The biggest is that for 64-support, it's one or the other. My friend owns an AMD 64, and he always complains as to how he can barely run as many programs as I can. He told me "If I could go back to Intel, I would" frankly because Intel is 32, but supports 64. It's like having your cake (32) and eating it, too! (64)

But, then again, is it really a necessity for 64-bit processors? Is the 3000 series of AMD just 32? if 64 becomes manditory in a year or so, would it be possible to just upgrade the processor without buying a new computer?

Oh, I can't see anything but the X-Fi (which I hope on getting), please re-link :)

All AMD processors are 32/64-bit. AMD was devoted to 64-bit computing. becides you can tin a 32-bit verson of windows on a 64-bit cpu, and it will run just fine. theres obviously something wrong with your friends computer. I think, not 100% sure, the first 64-bit AMD processors were just the older 32-bit processors with 64-bit extentions, and thats all the intel ones are to. An AMD64 can just run 32-bit applications just as well, and its not restricted to 64-bit only applications or anything.




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#9 12 years ago

So, everybody; Switch my interest to AMD 64 processor and AMD 64-based motherboard?




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#10 12 years ago

that would be right, aim for a 3500+ AMD they are great ;)