Re: CAN"T DECIDE - INTEL OR AMD!!??
as far as I'm concerned, (and I know this wont be a popular opinion) but computers come second to life.
There is not much you can't do on a 2Ghz machine.
from my point of view I spent the first year of uni scrapping through with no money, my computer was something a mate chucked my way.
it was damaged in a lightning strick and the PSU onboard USB, sound and graphics had all gone. (the graphics wern't completly gone but the red colout was and there was a refresh problem that left stripes on screen.
I did all my first years coursework booting into DOS 6 on a 100MB hard disk, I used EDIT.COM and saved all the writting to a floppy disk, then when I went to uni all I needed to do was format the text.
I eventually got a video card and sound card sorted out for it (and a bit more RAM -it did only have 32MB) and used it (333MHZ - 312MB RAM) and ran XP pro on it leaving it on permentantly for entire terms at a time, (15 weeks).
I could run just about anything I wanted. (Photoshop dreamweaver, some games, browse the internet, office 2003).
so right now I'm more than happy with my machine, I don't play many games at all, and I can see this machine (and OS) lasting me at least the next ten years.
this is perhaps why I don't understand the mad rush to upgrade each and everytime Intel or AMD squeeze a few extra cycles out of a chip