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Old 07-02-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Is the new Pentium D worth having with the 64-bit and dual core feature? Also is PCI express better for video cards or is AGP still good, and are MSI, Gigibyte or Biostar any good for motherboards?
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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1- It depends, for gaming, an athlon fx 57 or an athlon x2 should be better, for video editing, business or multitasking pentium D is fine.
2-Agp is good, so pci express, but the latter is the new standard.
3-To me, In that same order...
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Old 07-02-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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Allright, so is the dual core thing not that good cause I wanted to get a 64-bit/dual core and an intel one is like 250 but the AMD ones are like 800.I liked the Fx-57 but i don't know if its out yet or how much it will be but probley alot. I like amd more than intel but intel was cheaper this time so, nmot to sure. I am going for another gamming pc from my current one. Also u said MSI was the best in the order i gave u?
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If it's for the money, yes, pentium D's are budget now compared to Amd, and msi/gigabyte are better than Biostar...
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Last question: is the Pentium D (8xx)worth getting for the price and gamming use i could get from it.
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If you get a good amount of RAM and a powerful video card, it would do the job...
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this is what i looked at so far was a Pentium D (64-bit/dual-core) 2.8ghz, 512mb 533FSB ram, and a 256 ATI Radeon PCI Express video card.
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If it's an x800 or x850 you'll do fine, better with 512 x 2 of RAM...
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:37 PM   #9
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No. If you're going to go for gaming, a budget processor would be the AMD Athlon 64 3500+. If you have the money, wait for the FX-57 or just get the FX-55. Dual-core processors don't really improve overall gaming performance. They're designed to be for intense applications and heavy multitasking.
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allright i'll do some more research and i'll get back to u. cause i would much rather stihck with an amd
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