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Old 06-09-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Hi to all! I'm buying a new computer and I'm not sure about three things i would like to hear help from you...

Computer is mostly to like being used for gaming very demanding games...

Processor...
Original with the configuration goes Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 2x3.16 GHz. So I'm interested, is one of the next processors better than this one?

-Intel® Core(TM) 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750+ (very cheap one, I'm suspicious a bit)
-AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition, 2.8 GHz
-AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition
-AMD Phenom II X4 810, 2.6 GHz
-AMD Phenom II X4 920, 2.8 GHz

Sooo... Original processor have more GHz than this ones, but who knows, maybe quad core is better for gaming?


Next, is 8 GB very better than 4?


And last one, how much is ATI Radeon HD4850 1024 MB better than ATI Radeon HD4670 512 MB?


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Old 06-09-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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the 4850 will blow the 4670 out of the water... but the 4670 isnt a bad card

quad will be better, but its not NECESSARY... its really nice to have though

no, 4gb is plenty... 6gb is pretty much the peak you need... 4 will be PLENTY
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I would recommend the 4gb with 4850 512mb card (not a lot of increase for 1gb)

Go with the triple, what motherboard would you be using?
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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Ok, so HD4850 with 512 MB is ok than...

Triple core? Mother board is s.775, TP43, BUS 1600 MHz, only this is in the description, but I can put in some other. (?)
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yea you can, but it would be more helpful if you can post the link to the mobo
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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Quad is the fastest processor you can buy. If you are getting more than 3 gbs of ram get a 64 bit operating system.
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I just said Triple core because it is a good performer and is awesome price/performance over the C2D
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Yes I will get 4 gigs of ram and 64 bit vista.

quad is the fastest?ok but i'm confused about that, quad has 4 cores of for example 2.6 ghz, and dual has 3.2 ghz, so which one is faster (better of performance)? 4 slower cores or 2 faster?
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Where are you ordering this from exactly? Not all of those CPUs are supported by the same motherboard.

Out of that list, I would say go with the X3 720, but it depends on the answer to the question above.
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Since you said you like gaming i would go with the Intel® Core(TM) 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz processor and the ATI Radeon HD4850 1024 MB graphics card.
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