ok, i can either have an athlon 2600+ 512 ram and a gforce 4 ti 4600 or a 1.5 ghz, 512 ram, g force 4 ti4600.heres the catch: the athlon has a smaller screen by bout 2-3 inches or so..., which is better for battlefield...??
i'ld go with the 2600.
k, i need more replies. how much does it cost for a decent monitor? in candian dollars.:confused: :uhoh: :confused:
Try to be more specific in the systems you're looking at? I'd personally go with the AMD (it's a 2.13 GHz), I myself own a couple Athlons and a Duron, great systems. As for decent monitors, what do you have in mind? 17" CRT? LCD TFT flat-panel? Come on, be more specific, a 17" CRT can go for $200-250 CDN now, and 17" flat panel still runs up around $600-700.
i want a monitor under 250$:deal: but the athlon is better right?
Dude get a p4 2.4 more stable than amd. I got pentium 4 2.4 ghz i love it but if u do not have the money for pentium get amd. and go with the 2600:dance:
i need more opinions fast. the 2600 runs at 2.13 ghz so it really isnt that much better.
okay here goes my first post but luckily its something i know about. id go with the amd system. the reason i recommend the amd system is the fact that the mhz difference between the two systems is misleading. the intel system may be 1.5 ghz but a)those cpus are no longer being made and are using the older 400 mhz system bus(its actually 100 mhz but sends 4 bits per clock cycle) b)amd ghz and intel ghz are not equal bc the amd system does more work per clock cycle than the same speed intel solution (ex. my duron 1200 outperforms my pentium 4 1.6 in everything except memory bandwidth) c) a 1.5 ghz pentium 4 chip will not be strong enough to get the maximum performance from the ti4600 video card causing the card to be "cpu limited" d) the amd cpu is HIGHLY overclockable compared to the older pentium 4s like the system u described. e)even if you wont be overclocking the 2600+ amd chip WILL run cooler than the 1.5 ghz intel cpu bc the intel chip was produced on a .18 micron process and the amd cpu is made from .13 micron process (smaller process = cooler temps and less voltage needed even at higher speeds) f) the amd system isnt already outdated like the intel system is (as far as cpu and motherboard compatibility)
also as for the monitor: is there any way to get the amd system with maybe a 2400+ instead of the 2600? the price difference between the two where i live is enough to pay for a 19 inch monitor
I'd go with the bigger monitor, just because ram is more important to run bf1942, and you have the same RAM in the system... Plus, processors are a dime a dozen, and easily upgradable, if you get a nice big monitor, you will have it for a long time, the processor will have to be replaced in a year or 2...
it was a long story why i cudnt get a bigger monitor(my parents:fistpunch: :uhoh: :confused: ) so i got teh athlon, and thw comp dude is instaling it and al that right now.luckily, my rents say i might gt to move the bigger monitor to teh athlon later :rock: :rock: :cya: :cya: :smokin: :smokin: :dance: :dance: :deal: :rock: :naughty: :fistpunch: