Component Combinations (New build) Tags: Homebuilt Components New Build Systems Product Last response: January 6, 2008 10:33 AM in Systems Share prawnstar69 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) More about : component combinations build niklz January 6, 2008 10:05:03 AM 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 prawnstar69 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Julian33 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Build - Looking for Any Advice on Hardware Combinations ForumNew Build Component Check ForumTrouble finding what component is causing my issue. ForumPer Pixel Color Component Output / Bit Display Pipeline.... ForumNew build restarts after 1 second unless I clear the CMOS first ForumComponent recommendations for new build ForumGraphic card combinations ? ForumNew Build , No beeps, No Post, Tried everything ForumCPU-GPU combinations comparison ForumGeneral hardware component education ForumLooking for help on component list for upcoming build ForumBuilding right combinations ForumNew 3770K build ForumIntel i7 960/Memory combinations ForumBuilding a PC using a combination of new /old parts ForumNew Gaming Build - Need help/ Component review ForumPower Supply good for cheap price More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !