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#21 13 years ago

Hmm, personally I'd recommend the FX series over a dual-core CPU. In any case that AMD will blow the Intel chip out of the water in gaming.




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#22 13 years ago

Okay, so how about this for £686.75:

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ with HT Tech. 1024MB DDR400 Memory - PC3200 (2x512) 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express ASUS A8N-VM PCI-Express Mainboard Mini-Tower Micro ATX Case +250W PSU

EDIT: based on comments on Dual Core, I can swap out the Processor above for a AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ with HyperTransport Technology reducing the cost to 616.25.




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#23 13 years ago
jackthehammerI personnaly like the AMD better, its better for gaming...

Yeah, AMD processors are geared more towards gaming, while Intel is widely used in computers that are for business. Most games aren't using dual-core yet, but they most likely will in the future. Like Rookie said, the FX series of AMD processors is the better choice at the moment.




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#24 13 years ago

AzHOkay, so how about this for £686.75:

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ with HT Tech. 1024MB DDR400 Memory - PC3200 (2x512) 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express ASUS A8N-VM PCI-Express Mainboard Mini-Tower Micro ATX Case +250W PSU

EDIT: based on comments on Dual Core, I can swap out the Processor above for a AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ with HyperTransport Technology reducing the cost to 616.25.

I got that AMD 64 3500 you r talking about, its a very fine CPU I think. But I come from a AMD 1800+, so thats no surprise.. but it task switches between playing FEAR (high detail) and all kinda other thing in the background without any lag..




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#25 13 years ago

AzHOkay, so how about this for £686.75:

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ with HT Tech. 1024MB DDR400 Memory - PC3200 (2x512) 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express ASUS A8N-VM PCI-Express Mainboard Mini-Tower Micro ATX Case +250W PSU

EDIT: based on comments on Dual Core, I can swap out the Processor above for a AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ with HyperTransport Technology reducing the cost to 616.25.

Sounds good. Make sure that bot h RAM sticks are from the same company, like this it is more probable that you can use them in Dual Channel mode. I'd try to get another PSU, one with at least 300 W. AMD CPUs and most modern graphic-cards need a good PSU with a lot of power these days.

here is a rough comparisson of CPUs: http://www.gamestar.de/hardware/prozessorindex/index.php This doesn't include any advantages you might get from dual core in the future though.




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#26 13 years ago

Yeah, that power supply is far too weak. I doubt that one would even let the system boot. I'd recommend at least a 400w one.




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#27 13 years ago

Most 6800 Cards need atleast a 400W PSU to run well so try getting one 400W or higher, and dont forget about a sound card....




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#28 13 years ago

AzHOkay, so how about this for £686.75:

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ with HT Tech. 1024MB DDR400 Memory - PC3200 (2x512) 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive 256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express ASUS A8N-VM PCI-Express Mainboard Mini-Tower Micro ATX Case +250W PSU

EDIT: based on comments on Dual Core, I can swap out the Processor above for a AMD Athlon™ 64 3500+ with HyperTransport Technology reducing the cost to 616.25.

6800LE = crap. Seriously it benches a little above a 6600(Non GT). I would not get the X2 if you are on the budget. You will see much more performance if you go with a better video card, and mobo. Find a 6800GS

That powersupply seems to be lacking enough power to run your system. 300w or more is needed.




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#29 13 years ago

did you think of upgrading your current system? you might get alot more power if you use some parts from current system.




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#30 13 years ago
256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800 LE - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express

Woah, no dude. You have a pretty good budget to spend, i would get the 7800GTX. Get a 400W or higher PSU, your computer won't even start with that...Mine didn't, i had to buy a new one today haha.

Also, i would recommend getting an Athlon64 3700+ with 1 mb cache...IMO one of the best Price/Performance ratio CPU's available.