Well the topic title says it and i know you'v been asked this many times....but there are way too many topics to scroll through.
Which of those will be best for my use
use: gaming (FEAR, UT2k7 when it comes out, oblivion..etc), General purpose (university work, word processing, excel, powerpoint..etc), Light video editing, and a lot of photoshop stuff.
I can afford upto a max of around £140. So E6400 is basically the costliest in the list. However for me will it be worth the extra £30 as compared with the E6300, or one of the cheaper X2's like the X2 4200??
Keeping in mind that I dont plan to overclock anything yet and I dont want to be buying another processor in a years time. Just want to plug it in and use it for as long as i can make it last (2-3 years if possible).
Well i have a ATI X1950 pro. Im not too bothered about allllll the eye candy...just enough for the game to be fun and good looking I'm also not into major high res gaming either...i like my 1024X768 res and wanna keep it at that.
I have about £200 to spend on a processor and mobo.
I already have 2gigs of DDR400 ram, so I dont want to change it, and my Card is AGP, sooooooo I need a mobo that accepts DDR400 and AGP along with the CPU.
Im not too bothered about the AGP though, cause i can always sell the agp version and get a pci-e card.
Your use profile is virtually identical to mine, except I'm very light on the gaming. And I wouldn't even remotely consider the AMD chip if I was buying today. As for the GPU, I'm holding out for at least first revision (and first pricedrop) on DX10s.
I bought the X1950 pro cause i needed a card to last me a year or so till the dx10 cards got cheaper :roll:
Good choice! DX10 is gonna be fun!!! As for motherboard, it's gonna make a difference if you need four RAM slots or two. If your 2GB DDR400 is in 512MBs and you're looking for an AGP slot budget board I think you're gonna find it fairly tight. A fair number of AGP motherboards went the way of the baiji.