Re: My new computer specs
Yeah, is this your first time building, or do you have some experience... cause, like Nik00117 said, amd is far better. A cpu like mine, a 3500+, can run a lot cooler and, at times, like during games, a lot faster. I had a 3.2 ghz pent. with ht and man... hot! It ran at 55C! My amd's temps, which I checked this morning, is running at 30C. Big difference. What do you plan to do? With a vid. card such as that, I'm assuming that you'll be playing some type of graphic hungry game, maybe HL2, BF2, WOW, Guild Wars, CS:S, etc. I dunno what you really play. But, anyways, amd runs pretty smoothly too. Unless you're are going to use some form of liquid cooling, amd would be a smart choice. For the money, a 3500+ or even a 3800+ would be a wise choice. As for a mobo, venice core totally kicks @$$ right now, so get that, if you want to get an amd, that is. For ram, pc3200 is the way to go. Hope this helps...
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.