You will get a whole lot of people telling you not to get the soundcard and to go with AMD. Everyone (almost) on this forum agrees that for gamers you need to go with a single core AMD for the best price/performance ratio
<b><font color=red>Go date P4man or something, bye!</font color=red><b>
As a former Intel Fanboi I will fully agree with the AMD talk. they stand as of right now a head above intel's latest efforts. Dual Core isn't really a big ting unless you're going to use it. if it's gaming, better money to be spent on a single core with greater clock / performance values.
I just replaced my Intel rig with a 3700+. all i have to say is it takes a good 7 seconds to load CS:S to a map
Ok for the sound card, I'm an audiophil. The second I hit the desktop I got music on so the sound card isn't an issue for me unless an on-board card could activate all the features of my Inspire sound system.
For the processor, what would you recommend for a good ratio for price/performance. Also, which motherboard?? (I don't plan going SLI since I wanna try ATi, used to be a NVidia fan but learned ATi as Canadian so I'll give my country's cie a hand.)
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Spoui on 08/16/05 05:23 PM.</EM></FONT></P>