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BLOODYCHUNKS

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#1 15 years ago

My buddy's computer bit the dust this weekend, he had a Dell Demension 2400. He want me to build him a new computer but has a limited budget $350 usd. I have pretty much picked the parts that he would need but need some advice on the processer out of these two which would be better or is there a better choice. The motherboard i picked was a Gigabyte K8ns socket 754 so id like to stick with 754 but am open to suggestions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?DEPA=1&Type=&Item=N82E16819104231&SortField=0&Pagesize=&Page=2

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103606

I have read that Semprons are really not for gaming is this true

Anyway any advice would be helpful and the budget is fixed so I cant make any big changes, Believe me if it were me I would save some more money up, but he wont listen to me

Thanks




carl4286

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#2 15 years ago

Without a doubt, get the Athlon 64 3000+. You're talking $2 more for the same clock speed and FSB, but with double the L2 cache and a way newer core.




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#3 15 years ago

Yes. The Athlon, definately. You will not regret it.




carl4286

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#4 15 years ago

Your friend will regret spending $350 on a computer instead of saving up a little longer though.




Chocu1a

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#5 15 years ago
BLOODYCHUNKS

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#6 15 years ago
carl4286Your friend will regret spending $350 on a computer instead of saving up a little longer though.

I know i keep telling him that but he is an idiot, I tried to convince him to wait but its his money. He gets what he pays for

Thanks for the input




Chocu1a

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#7 15 years ago

What are you able to salvage from the old pc?




BLOODYCHUNKS

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#8 15 years ago

I dont know i havent seen it yet, Im almost positve the hard drive is shot, plus would any of it be worth keeping. He got it in 2000 and its a Dell




carl4286

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#9 15 years ago
BLOODYCHUNKSwould any of it be worth keeping..... and its a Dell

They all use the same parts. The RAM may very well be worth keeping, and if the processor still works its definately a keeper (you'll need to get a socket 478 motherboard to re-use that though).




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#10 15 years ago

Exactly what part(s) stopped working? You might just try replacing some of the indvidual parts instead of totally rebuilding his PC.