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Old 01-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default AMD compared to Core2duo

Which computer would I be able to get more bang for my buck?
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Core 2 Duo by far. Give us your budget and we'll try to recommend some parts.
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AMD is built more for gaming, while Intel is more for processing. Just throwing that out there. But you can do both with both.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:08 AM   #4
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AMD is built more for gaming, while Intel is more for processing. Just throwing that out there. But you can do both with both.
Um...no.

In the past when they competed with the Pentium series processors, this was true.
The Core 2 Duos destroy the same price level AMDs in any application, and this is coming from an AMD fan.

Look at the E6600 ($300) ruin the FX-62 ($680):
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2014654,00.asp
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:10 AM   #5
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I got $1500 to work with. I a buying off of www.cyberpowerpc.com . Also just for knowledge it will cost about $110 to ship it to me.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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I would recommend an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600. This CPU has the best price vs. performance. It was the two time customer's choice award at newegg.com, probably the best site to buy computer parts online:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
Also, if you overclock, it's an amazing overclocker.

Some additional advice - don't buy a really expensive video card yet, wait for the prices of the DirectX 10 video cards to drop.

Other than that, make sure you get some quality RAM (like Corsair, OCZ, Kingston, etc.). For that budget, I'd recommend about 2 GB of DDR2-800 or DDR2-667.

For the power supply, get a good name brand (Antec, OCZ, etc) and get probably at least a 500 watt one, preferably 600 watts.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:28 AM   #7
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AMD is built more for gaming, while Intel is more for processing. Just throwing that out there. But you can do both with both.
Not anymore. Intel's Core 2 Duo is the king because it outperforms AMD's Athlon 64 processors in virtually ALL categories.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:28 PM   #8
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yeah intel is owning amd at the moment in the cpu market although i think in the budget market amd owns totally but seing as this is for gaming get an intel
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im def gonna go with an intel core 2 duo, but i am gonna customize one at www.cyberpowerpc.com I a checkin out some stuff there and making sure I keep the price around 1400 or 1500.
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Intel is probably your best bet right now. And, if I could recommend you building the PC youself, you may want to consider that. It's not really that hard, plus it saves you money on shipping and you'll have all your parts in about 3 days instead of waiting weeks for the thing to get built and sent to you.
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ok....then I would need the help of people here to do that. I would need to have a website one to buy the things I would need, and then two I would need a list of things that I should get that would work good together. I am looking for 2 gigs of ram, at least 250 gb hard drive, and a good video card or two. I also would need a monitor and keyboard and mouse with a windows operating system disk.
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We'll help you step by step. Trust me, it really isn't hard and you'll get a much better computer for your dollar. The website you can buy off of is www.newegg.com
Thats the most popular one for good reasons.
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Yeah, it's really not that hard to build it yourself. Here's a preliminary list of what I think you should get:

Asus P5B-E Motherboard ($150):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070
If you want SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

Core 2 Duo E6600 ($316):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

2 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 RAM ($256):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

600 Watt OCZ PSU ($120):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001

Western Digital Caviar 250GB Hard Drive ($70):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

For now, get the GeForce 7600GT video card. It'll be good enough for now, and then you can save up for a new DirectX 10 card ($120):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130073

Sceptre 20.1" Monitor ($240):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112006


That totals under $1.3 grand. You can spend the remaining money on a CD/DVD drive, a case, keyboard, mouse, etc.
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129021
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
=$134.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148140
=$94.99

SCEPTRE X20WG-Naga Black 20.1" 5ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824112006
-$30.00 Instant
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
=$239.99

eVGA 256-P2-N550 -T2 GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130073
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
=$119.99

APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 680W Power Supply With 3-Color LED Lights - Retail
Item #: N82E16817148028
-$5.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
=$114.99

Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126179
=$71.99

Logitech G5 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse - Retail
Item #: N82E16826104191
=$45.99

Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400ELK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220174
$40.00 Mail-in Rebate
=$251.99

ABIT AW9D-MAX LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813127011
-$10.00 Instant
=$209.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115003
=$316.00

Subtotal WITHOUT mail-in rebates=$1,600.91
Total WITHOUT mail-in rebates+ shipping = ~1645
If you do those rebates you get 145 back so it'd be even 1500. Do the rebates! They put them out there because nobody does them, but they save a lot of money!

Hope that helped give you an idea of what you should get but get some differing opinions first before you buy anything.

Edit: the person's above me is good too and I forgot a CD drive O_o
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