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Old 04-05-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Need help deciding on AMD or Intel PC

As the title implies =) :

The AMD:

# CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon64 FX 62 Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
# CD: (Special Price) 18X DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
# CD2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
# FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
# FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
# FAN: CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit + 2 EXTRA CASE FANS
# HDD: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (148GB (74GBx2) Gaming Western Digital Rapter 10,000RPM SATA150 16MB Cache WD740ADFD)
# HDD2: 320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
# MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)ABIT KN9 SLI nForce 570 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID 16x PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
# MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
# NETWORK: Killer M1 10/100/1000 Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card [+249]
# OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
# POWERSUPPLY: **Recommended** Thermaltake ToughPower 750 Watt Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+116]
# SOUND: ESS 3D WAVETABLE SOUND PCI [+12]
# VIDEO: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express (XFX Extreme Edition Powered by NVIDIA [+28])
# VIDEO2: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express (XFX Extreme Edition Powered by NVIDIA [+28])
# WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card


And the Intel:

#CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 with Factory OverClocked to 3.46GHz EM64T
# CD: (Special Price) 18X DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
#CD2: 16X DVD ROM
# FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE [+10] (BLACK COLOR)
# FAN: CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit + 2 EXTRA CASE FANS
# HDD: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (148GB (74GBx2) Gaming Western Digital Rapter 10,000RPM SATA150 16MB Cache WD740ADFD [-140])
# HDD2: 250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive -- Recommended
# MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) MSI 975X Platinum I975X CrossFire Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
# MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
# NETWORK: Killer M1 10/100/1000 Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card
# OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
# POWERSUPPLY: **Recommended** Thermaltake ToughPower 750 Watt Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+116]
# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# VIDEO: ATI Radeon X1950XTX PCI-E x16 512MB VIDEO CARD
# VIDEO2: ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition PCI-E x16 512MB VIDEO CARD

Which would you guys suggest is a better PC for gaming/photoshop/everything, and is a better investment for the months (years even) to come?


Thank you in advance!
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:33 PM   #2
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Uh the later without a 2nd thought about it! I'd switch the video card for a 8800GTX though. One of those is almost as good as those in crossfire.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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Dude as long as you go 8800 even if you only get one 8800 it will be much better than that two card setup

intel is the way to go , at the moment they are killing everything amd is throwing at them and until amd do something drastic then they are gonna keep on getting killed

also the obvious difference the amd is dual core and the intel is quad core whichh obcioulsy means more power
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Well I see you took mine and muz's recommendation on the GPU. Now lets take the next step if your going to run 2 of those in SLI you will need a bigger PSU than 750watts. I'd recommend at least a 1000watt PSU for SLI with those cards!
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Ok, so the Intel with an 8800gtx card (or 2?) instead of the Crossfire X1950's?
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Ya for sure. The X1950 is only DX9.0 while the 8800GTX's are DX10. I see your getting vista home premium +1 just upgraded to that myself but Vista is the only OS compatable with DX10. Its the way of the future no sense spending that much on a DX9 card thats going to be obsolete in a year or so.
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You may want to upgrade to a real soundcard as well not that onboard sound. I'd normally recommend X-FI but there drivers for vista are not that great. They work with a bit of effort though. Can't recommend anything else as far as sound i'm only familier with the X-fi Xtreme Music edition on vista.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:11 PM   #8
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oh yeah you are gonna want at least 1kw psu , wheree are you usa uk or elsewhere and where will you be buying from so we can show links to products
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I'm in the US, NY.
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Oh, and yeah, I have to get a 1100W power supply now
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