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July 10, 2010 6:03:46 AM

i have been searching everything thing on internet for buying new CPU...i have got 2 options... pls help me select 1 and suggest anything else,if any!!!


i3 2.93 GHz
INTEL DH55TC
DDR3 transcend RAM 2GB
LG DVD-W
SEAGATE 500GB SATA HDD
Cabinet i-ball FAB9 [450 W]
Geforce 9800GT 1GB

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AMD PHENOM II X4 945 3.0GHz
ASUS M4A78-EM
DDR2 4GB transcend RAM
HDD SEAGATE 500GB x 2 SATA
LG DVD-W
GeFORCE 9800GT 1GB
Cabinet i-ball FAB9 [450 W]

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July 10, 2010 6:40:40 AM

I would go for the AMD build, because it provides you with 4 true cores as opposed to 4 virtual cores of the i3 (2 physical, each hyperthreaded).
Also get 4 GB DDR3 RAM with it. If you cannot afford it, take 2 GB now, next 2 GB later. Unless of course, you need the additional RAM for memory intensive tasks, in which case, by all means, get 4 GB DDR2. I understand you might be from India, where DDR3 prices are still stratospheric.
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July 10, 2010 6:44:27 AM

yes u r right,DDR3 is coslty but i can afford it NEways,,,but the motherboard of ASUS which i hv written dont support DDR3 but DDR2...there is not much difference in price though!!!so will it be ok for future to take 4GB DDR2 transcend RAM???what if i dont upgrade my system?will it go for future games?
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July 10, 2010 1:17:20 PM

I suggest you pick up one which supports DDR3.
The reason I recommend getting DDR3 is that for future upgrades, you could just reslot your RAM into the new pc. It might not be possible with DDR2 as support for it might not exist.
DDR2 is not such a bad idea actually. You could do fine with it for atleast 2-3 years with regards to games, apps, etc. Upgradibility is the only main issue here. The RAM might not work in a future platform, rendering it useless.
You have to weigh the pros & cons here to make a decision.
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July 10, 2010 1:52:29 PM

ok but the real prob is that my board can support DDR2 only upto 16GB[total 4 slots],and another board of same price ccan supprot DDR3 RAM but only upto 8GB [total 2 slots]...so what should i go for?
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July 10, 2010 4:07:06 PM

Which is the other board? Could you send me a link?
Also ponder over how much RAM do you really need & then make the decision.
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July 10, 2010 4:47:00 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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