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Old 09-09-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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First off, I like what Newegg revamped their site. They added the search criteria fields on the left side instead of at the top. More space now for viewing.

For around $500? Whew, that's a tight budget. This is not the best, but I like it:

Intel BOXDG965RYCK Socket T (LGA 775) Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121048

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004

Open Box: G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820231064R

BIOSTAR V7602GS21 Geforce 7600GS 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141031
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Hmm, intel...Such decisions, Ive got all the money finally saved and was set to go AMD but now im having doubts. Was gonna go with the AMD athlon 64 3800+ Dual Core, but those Intels are looking pretty nice about now. I was going for a slightly better graphics card than that one, so I think im set my decsion. I just gotta decide AMD or INTEL
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AMD systems are most affordable right now compared to new Intel systems. Performance and energy efficient wise, Intel wins.

Tom's Hardware: Core 2 Duo smokes AMD's Athlon 64 X2
http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/07/14/co...hmark_results/
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Yea, but I dont wanna buy something and then it get outdated to fast. Think about this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
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That one's good too. I just like the other one better because the E6400 is known to embarass the high end Athlon64 FX-62 processor in every major test, lol. Ok, am I bragging here?
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Naaa, Bragging would be if I had decided to go AMD : )...Which I didnt

Also, Im really just building a new computer for Battlefield 2142 an Quake Wars.. SO i just wanna make sure everything can run those.
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I think you should invest in an Intel system if you can. Get a hold of Ownage. He knows a lot about which processors to get. Some of the stuff he mentions go way over my head, lol. But I think he would agree on going with an Intel Core 2 Duo.
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Yea Core 2 Duo, a 7600gt , a gig of ram (2 gig eventually), and some motherbaord yet to be picked out. Should last me a long ass time. IT will be GODLY compared to my older laptop (RIP)
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Here's what I would personally pick if the budget was increased:

ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030

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ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

BFG Tech BFGR79512GTOCE Geforce 7900GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143066

Damn, those RAM are expensive. But that Biostar motherboard above is pretty good too.
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