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Old 03-05-2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hey I'm willing to spend about $200 on a good processor for gaming but I don't know which to get, either an amd athlon xp 3200+ or a amd 64 bit or a pentium 4 3.0ghz...which one is best?
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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definately amd for gaming
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:25 PM   #3
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i was looking around, u can get this for almost 200. its 215 with shipping http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80704-R
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:26 PM   #4
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which amd?
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Old 03-05-2005, 11:30 PM   #5
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Definitely Celeron.

No competition.



just kidding. The amd64's are definitely the smoothest.
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Uh yeah, DEFINATELY pentium II .

Just kidding...... Why the hell ask? AMD 64. No questions.
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I got a 75 mhz here that will handle nething u throw at it, just make sure the game isnt any newer than 1990..aight? ill sell for 400$
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You can have the 486SX-50MHz laptop my friend has... it doesn't have a math co-processor.. you probably can play the original Prince of Persia on it.. maybe.. and I know Doom II may work... it only has a 200MB hard-drive.

But seriously.. Anyways, yes AMD 64 is definitely the best. No question about that.
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a pentium with MMX Technology will play any game smoothly. JK Get the A64 of course.
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hmmm,
AMD64 baby.
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Old 03-06-2005, 02:17 AM   #11
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one of those old 2mhz processor will handle anything! JK!! AMD Athlon 64 all the way!
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Definitely amd 64!! I recomend a 3200+ or 3500+
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i was looking around, u can get this for almost 200. its 215 with shipping http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80704-R
if he doesnt know what cpu is better for gaming i dont think khe's going to know what socket he has. and youshowing him that he might n=just run out and buy it. and it would suck if he had a 939 socket.

yea amd64's are the best. can i ask what video card you got?
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get the amd 64 3400
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if im not mistaken the 3400+ only comes in 754 socket which might not be what he has, but i will add to what you said and say get teh 3400+ if you dont have the 939 socket and get the 3200+ or 3500+ if you have the 939 socket
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I don't have a motherboard yet, I'm building me a new computper so i'll get whatever motherboard needed, thanks guys for all the help! =D
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get the socket 939 then if you can and a 3500
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I would say Amd 64 or the P4. I will be the first to say this but the XP 3200+ wouldnt be bad for gaming and its alot cheaper about 40-60 dollars cheaper depending where you buy from. With that saved money you could buy some extra RAM for you computer and boost its performance even more!
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Uh yeah, DEFINATELY pentium II .

Just kidding...... Why the hell ask? AMD 64. No questions.
'nuff said!
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AMD for gaming, Intel for Media Centers
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