Originally Posted by Techy Geek
nah, im going to uni too, theres thousands and thousands in there, a lot whatever happens, and anyway, we could do with a new computer, the other desktop is appalling, 256mb RAM Intel Pentium 4 1.5 ghz 40 gigs Hard Drive, not very good, so this new one is gonna kick ass and last for years
I do intend to rival your computer Darkblade, however, I am not going to get such a good GPU, theres no point, I dont game, have you got any suggestions for a good GPU thats about £100. Thanks for that correction, you can walk me through the configs if you want to
Even if you get the dual core Pentium4 840EE processor, you will be 40%-60% behind my performance barriers at stock levels, and I am OCed as well. That won't be easy to do with that malfunctional logics processor man. You really should go with an AMD AthlonX2, as they SMASH INTEL, even in multitasking this round. Here, don't believe me?
Power Consumption And Costs
Power consumption 182 W 161 W
Consumption per year 1594 kWh 1410 kWh
Cost per year (at 8.5 cents per kWh) $135.49 $119.85
Full Load (including graphics)
Power consumption 342 W 269 W
Consumption per year 2995 kWh 2356 kWh
Cost per year (at 8.5 cents per kWh) $254.58 $200.26
Full Load (without graphics)
Power consumption 295 W 228 W
Consumption per year 2584 kWh 1997 kWh
Cost per year (at 8.5 cents per kWh) $219.64 $169.75
READ THAT CAREFULLY. THE AMD IS STABLE WITH THE NVIDIA CHIPSETS WHILE THE INTEL IS NOT, and its cost in Multithreaded applications doesn't outweigh its performance in them.
* Data compression with WinRAR: AMD system has 29.5% better performance;
* MP3 encoding of the CD: AMD system has 4.7% better performance;
* DivX encoding of the DVD: AMD system has 28.2% better performance;
* 3D game Farcry: AMD system has 21.4% better performance.
OUCH... that hurts... Intel.. ouch.. how does that shard of AMD glass in your foot feel??? OUCH... MP3 encoding?? Isn't that Intel's last stand, audio encoding, oh yes.. it was.. ouch...
Do you really want to pay that HUGE price for the EE chip, the ONLY Dual core Pentium with HT??? I think not.. the AMD slaughters it.. go with an AMD AthlonX2 man.. I don't need to prove this anymore. AMD beats Intel in AUDIO ENCODING, the ONLY test Intel had left! Its OVER.