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Old 08-31-2005, 11:06 PM   #11
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Default Re: ?? Athlon or Intel for musical applications ??

Acutally, the X2 is not. The most impressive cpu out is the opteron. Pack two DUAL CORE cpu's on a the kyan w8e mobo (I think) and you're looking at four cpu's... more here on that ...
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lol you know what I meant, I meant for like just basic desktop people, not servers and all that other stuff.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:17 PM   #13
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Default Re: ?? Athlon or Intel for musical applications ??

Somehow, I wasn't surprised Jac006 was going to mention something about the Opteron CPU, lol.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:20 PM   #14
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lol.... no suprises at all... you know me too well! it's scary... get away from me!!! lol... jk jk..
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:46 PM   #15
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Default Re: ?? Athlon or Intel for musical applications ??

Those dual core Opterons are really expensive compared to the dual core X2's though. Is there anyone on here that's currently running an Opteron processor?
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Default Re: ?? Athlon or Intel for musical applications ??

I doubt that... seriously... those are for servers, but can be used to do desktop things... but yeah. The X2's are powerful enough... the 4800+... wooo... a hot baby! It pretty much is the best desktop-intended cpu out. The dual intel EE's come close, but, neck to neck, amd comes out on top.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:24 PM   #17
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Which motherboard would you use to put the X2 on? I've been looking at the Abit Fatal1ty model and it looks sweet. It's got that Guru Panel where the status shows up and CMOS control. Looks neat to have and SLi support for pure gaming.

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THat fatali1ty or whatever looks sooooo sweeeet. I want!
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I hear that board is totally customizable and especially bad ass for overclocking. If I'm going to be building a powerful gaming machine, that's the one I would buy. I would also couple it with 2 7800GTX in SLi config. I don't care if the games support it or not. No lag. Age of Empires 3 is suppose to take advantage of high end graphics processing (that no current hardware can handle--so they say) so hopefully, this will do just fine.
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I hear that board is totally customizable and especially bad ass for overclocking. If I'm going to be building a powerful gaming machine, that's the one I would buy. I would also couple it with 2 7800GTX in SLi config. I don't care if the games support it or not. No lag. Age of Empires 3 is suppose to take advantage of high end graphics processing (that no current hardware can handle--so they say) so hopefully, this will do just fine.
Got it, great motherboard, very picky about RAM though, so be careful.. Geil ONE works nicely, as did my old OCZ VX. Crucial Ballistix DOES NOT.

Oh, and regarding that Opteron question, yes, I use a dual dual core Opteron science station here at school, hideously powerful.
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