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Old 12-17-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm helping my good buddy build a new machine. Its got to be less than $350, and its used for many different things. No integrated graphics he needs a PCI-E card that can play most games on at least low settings.

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Old 12-17-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Would amd or intel be the right way to go?
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well intel core 2 duo beats like everything so I would go that way.
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yeah but thats $180, and the budget is $350. No monitor keyboard or mouse needed though. Do need windows.
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Would a pentium 4 or athlon 64 be better?
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you would probably want an amd 64, and 1gb of ram.
LambOfGod posted one awesome build for $3xx. You might want to go through his posts to see if you can find it, though I think it was a while ago.. or then just wait untill he gets online.
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Would a pentium 4 or athlon 64 be better?
go with an athlon 64, you might even be able to get a pentium D for a decent price but I'm not too sure. The dual core is an added bonus but an athlon 64 would be good also.
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I was looking at an athlon 64 3000+. I dont know anything about AMD, so what is Ht=2000mhz? Is that like a front side bus?
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get the 3200+ and 2000mhz=2 ghz=speed of processor.
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Ok, thanks. what other parts would you guys suggest for the rest of the machine? Can be windows 2000 instead of XP.
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