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July 10, 2007 3:33:36 PM

I plan on building a new PC without LCD cause I already have one.

I still confused between AMD X2 or C2D?

I prefer for playing games. I just need recommendation for Procs and mobo and case. my budget is $200, more less ^____^

Any suggestion for Proc and mobo?

Need helps A.S.A.P

Thank u all :) 

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July 10, 2007 5:35:04 PM

I would suggest an AM2 system as the entry level mobos and CPUs are much sheaper than Intel.
July 10, 2007 6:06:22 PM

wow, bad advice, dont want to rain on your parade, Celeron, AM2 is a no go, no so much the latter, but the otimum for a system on this budget is:
a C2D 4000 series such as the e4300 $117
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a gigabyte DS3 $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i am aware that its over your budget, if so down grade the processor to a the new Pentium range, however steer clear of celeron especially for any sort of games.
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July 10, 2007 7:06:06 PM

Yeah, just depends on your budget.

The DS3 and E4300 are FANTASTIC products for that price.

If that is still over budget, an AM2 mobo and 3600x2 CPU are pretty good deals. The nice thing about the AM2 mobo, is they will support next gen AMD processors which gives you a nice upgrade path.

The Intel System, however, will be much more powerful.

July 10, 2007 8:12:37 PM

At this budget range AM2 is the way to go,


Get this Gigabyte 690G mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

This CPU
AMD Athlon X2 5000+ 2.6Ghz Brisbane
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No offense guys but my system blows all of yours away, he could opt for the more mature 90nm Windsor 5200+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both will be able to overclock slightly to bring performance up even more.

Anything less $200, AMD has the best setups.

July 10, 2007 11:17:04 PM

dobby said:
wow, bad advice, dont want to rain on your parade, Celeron, AM2 is a no go, no so much the latter, but the otimum for a system on this budget is:
a C2D 4000 series such as the e4300 $117
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a gigabyte DS3 $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i am aware that its over your budget, if so down grade the processor to a the new Pentium range, however steer clear of celeron especially for any sort of games.


Im afraid I must disagree. Tests of the E4300 in gaming benchmarks by Anandtech clearly put it below the $99(US) X2 4600 in performance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

The full Anandtech artical is located here:
http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2903

Gaming Benchmarks from the Anadtech article




I would not spend money on a 4000 series due to the 800MHz FSB. On the other hand, the C2Ds do allow the use of cheaper 533MHz ram with a much smaller performance loss than the AM2 CPUs. If the OP were interested In OCing, (which he does not appear to be)) either the $67(US) X2 3800 or $119 E4300 would serve his fairly well, however the 3800 (while it would not reach the same levels as the 4300) would save him $50 to invest elsewhere.


July 13, 2007 4:47:09 PM

:hello:  :hello: 
wow, thx a lot for all ur suggestion, i'll think 'bout it.

it seem better for me to invest on C2D than AMD for future investment, don't u think guys?

for the mobo, i'm interested in nForce 650i SLI chipset but is it really good? cause i read a lot review bout this mobo seem promising.

for C2D E4300 is it OC able? how to OC safely? any suggestion on better CPU Fan other than stock? for $50 bucks budgets on CPU Fan.

Thank u all for all ur suggestion ^_____^
July 13, 2007 5:01:18 PM

There is no point in getting the 650i Sli chipset, as far as your $200 price budget you going way over that with talking about getting a 650i, E4300 and $50 heatsink.

As far as the future goes no one really knows what it looks like, right now i can tell you Intel is holding a steady performance increase while AMD is stagnet right now their new architecture could eclipse the performance of Core 2 Duo and all AM2 mobos would be compatible.

If you want to go the Intel route then a Gigabyte P965 DS3 or S3 will provide you with a solid board and good overclocking abilities.
July 13, 2007 9:59:39 PM

Ya see, the graphx card isn't included in the build. So lets go this route figuring on-board video.

Motherboard is Biostar TF7025-M2 thats able to overclock.

CPU is AMD Brisbane 4000 that likes to be overclocked.

Thats $125 after a $15 combo (no rebate, just a sale)

The case AND PSU is Athenatech 301 w/400W PSU. Wont be needing more than that w/o a GPU. And the other stuff is low power.

But, toss in two 120mm fans to replace the 80mm one in back, and the other up front.

Thats about $180 + shipping

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