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October 15, 2006 5:54:32 PM

Whats the difference? Is their any benefits in either one? Which socket is the latest and newest? and which motherboard is better- abit or asus?

just had to ask these because my friends building a gaming computer and he wanted it to be the latest and most fastest and im assisting him in the building and ordering of parts process..

So far heres the parts we have decided on.. I want some suggestions on what parts we should change and what parts we should keep or any comments. We are trying to stay under a $1,450 budget :? :
- APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
- LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner W/ LightScribe
- XFX PVT73GUGD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
- KINAMAX BT-USB USB 2.0 USB2.0 Bluetooth Dongle External Adapter 100 Meters (328 feet)
- D-Link DWL-G520 IEEE 802.11, 802.11b/g 32bit PCI2.2 Wireless Adapter up to 108Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1X, WPA
- Acer AL1916Fbd Black 19" 2ms (GTG) DVI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1
- RAZER Copperhead Blue 7 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Laser Tempest Gaming Mouse
- Ultra / X-Finity / 600-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI Ready / Blue / Power Supply
- Ultra 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory
- Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe NVIDIA Socket 939 Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.40GHz Processor with Fan


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October 15, 2006 6:00:24 PM

I would def. try to go core 2. e6400 and e6600 are 220 and 315 respectively.
Also if he wants the latest and greatest he might want to check out a higher end video card like a 1900xt or 7900 gto unless he plans on wating for dx10.
and i like asus boards better. But a lot of that is just a personal opinion.
jhalf
October 15, 2006 6:26:09 PM

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just had to ask these because my friends building a gaming computer and he wanted it to be the latest and most fastest


the socket 939 is good but the intel c2d is the newest and fastest
platform out

amd has the socket am2 which i also new but not as fast as intel
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October 15, 2006 6:55:45 PM

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amd has the socket am2 which i also new but not as fast as intel


I disagree with that, though the lastest Intel processor is the fastest one right now, it does not mean that the socket AM2 mobo is slower than socket 775.
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 15, 2006 6:56:21 PM

$269 CPU Athlon X2 4600+ (AM2 - 2.4 GHz 2x512K)
$130 MB MSI XPRESS 3200 K9A Platinum
$260 RAM Crucial PC-6400 2x1024MB Ballistix
$196 Video Sapphire Radeon100189L X1900GT 256MB
$95 HD Seagate 320GB 16MB Barracuda 7200.10
$35 DVD NEC ND-3550A 16X DVD+/-RW
$185 Display Acer AL1916WAbd 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD
$80 Case Thermaltake Soprano VB1000BWS
$75 PSU Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W
$60 Mouse RAZER Copperhead Laser Gaming Mouse
$24 Wireless D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless Adapter
$15 Bluetooth KINAMAX BT-USB 2.0 Bluetooth Dongle Adapter
Bottom Line $1,424
All prices from NewEgg.com except RAM price is from ZipZoomFly.com
October 15, 2006 6:57:30 PM

yes i know. i was talking cpu not socket platform

edit; or i meant cpu not socket type
October 15, 2006 7:11:30 PM

QUESTION:

how come some articles say that AMD 64 X2 is better than Intel's processors? and how come most of the ppl on this forum reccomend me intel?? *so confused* and which is better AMD 64 X2 4800+ OR Intel CORE 2 DUO .. :\
October 15, 2006 7:16:00 PM

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yes i know. i was talking cpu not socket platform

edit; or i meant cpu not socket type


then you should consider it as FX-62 :x



and for the question, EX6800 Core 2 Extreme is the fastest one right now
October 15, 2006 7:20:33 PM

amd had the fastest cpu for a couple of years
but now c2d is the fastest (generally speaking)

people hear (some) arent fanboys of either.
just what ever is the best bang for buck.

i believe the x2 4800 is compairable to the e6300
but not to sure on that :?
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
October 15, 2006 7:38:24 PM

Both AMD and Intel make very good CPUs.

Use the THG CPU Chart to compare X2 and C2D CPUs in various benchmarkds.
AMD X2 4800+ 2.4Ghz vs Intel C2D E6600 2.4Ghz
Just choose other benchmarks to look at and then you can also choose different CPU combos to compare in what ever benchmarks are important to you.
October 15, 2006 7:39:09 PM

are you talking about the link to the asus and e6300
and compairing it to the s939 x2 4800?

if so the intel board will have better upgrade for the future

if for gaming as you stated in you op? then the videocard
will be the biggest improvement as either of those cpu,s
are good its just the s939 is being phased out.

and with the e6300 you can oc later or upgrade to say
a e6800
October 15, 2006 7:40:38 PM

Ghz is not the only thing to take into consideration. You can't compare an AMD chip and an Intel chip based on Ghz. Let the charts do the comparison for you. Check out THG's cpu charts.
October 15, 2006 10:02:26 PM

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Ghz is not the only thing to take into consideration. You can't compare an AMD chip and an Intel chip based on Ghz. Let the charts do the comparison for you. Check out THG's cpu charts.


I agree Its not a ghz race like it used to be 8 years ago. There are so many different variables now.
jhalf
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