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Component Combinations (New build)

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January 6, 2008 9:54:17 AM

Hi, I'm going to be building a new PC next month and have a fairly limited budget..

I can either go for a..

Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz
8600GT 512mb

or...

Athlon 64X2 5000
8800GT 512mb

which combination would be better? They're around equal in price.

Also, should I go for Vista Home Premium 64-bit...or 32? I'm thinking 64...

(I've been out of the loop a while)
January 6, 2008 10:14:04 AM

niklz said:
http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html?modelx=33&m...
might help..

The main problem with 64bit OS's afaik is driver compatabillities

not to qualified to answer just thought id add that tho :) 


I checked drivers and my mobo/gpu options are all supported, so hopefully it should be ok.

Thanks for the link, it helped a bit, at the minute I'm thinking possibly a 5000 w/8800gt, as the difference between the 8800 and the 8600 is bigger than the diff. between the CPUs...
January 6, 2008 10:33:46 AM

How about going for a Core 2 Duo E4500 with an 8800GT? I think that will be a similar price to what your looking for as well.
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