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Opinion needed: Intel or AMD?

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October 23, 2003 10:54:10 AM


I'm planning to buy a new computer with about 2.4 Ghz processor and ATi Radeon 9600 Pro graphic card. I have a budget of about $650.

I needed opinion for which processor should I buy, Intel or AMD? And which motherboard should I buy?

October 23, 2003 1:52:51 PM

What else do you need? Do you need case, new mobo, ram or what?
October 23, 2003 2:22:01 PM

What are you going to use the system for, gaming, surfing & email, video editing?
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October 23, 2003 2:26:34 PM

Sorry for the unclear question. I'm using it for gaming but not an expensive high-end gaming machine. But I really don't know how to decide which motherboard and chipset to buy. Can somebody give me some advise that I should buy a Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz or an AMD Athlon 2400?

October 23, 2003 2:58:51 PM

I have 2.4C OCed it to 3.0 IS7 Mobo New Egg has for $103. Ram HyperX PC3500 2X512.
October 23, 2003 3:27:29 PM

How about a Intel Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz with Intel D865PERL mobo and 256 MB DDR PC333? Will my computer stable using these components with my graphic card (Radeon 9600 Pro)?

October 23, 2003 3:43:59 PM

It'll be stable, but you'll get better performance out of an Abit IS-7 or Asus P4P800 mobo, plus you'll be able to overclock it if you feel the need.

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October 23, 2003 4:06:08 PM

If you want to OC avoid intel branded mobos. If you don't care about oc'ng then by all means that is quite a nice board. Personally, I like asus and abit really well and gigabyte is a popular choice also.

October 23, 2003 6:36:01 PM

DDR400 in that system would boost performance

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