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Old 01-24-2009, 03:48 AM   #1
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Morning All,

I need a new budget pc, i have a compaq evo something with a 1.4 P4 with 512mb RAM and a 40Gb hardrive and basicly its being used for recording my DJ sets and streaming them online.

The thing is i can do a 1hour and a half set then click stop then record on mp3MyMp3 and because the computer cant process the recording of a set that long it freezes up and id say i can only get the recording 7/10 times. i think i may need more power.

So at the mo im jus concerned about CPU / RAM / Mobo

Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152777

Processor: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144638

RAM: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142376

So for the AMD option its 110 and that is a respectable computer nothing special but respectable.

Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148094

Processor: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139975

RAM: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142376

Thats 101.

im thinking the celeron is a laughing stock and i shud go with the AMD but i have never had an AMD before so im cautious.

Advice?
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The AMD platform would walk all over the Celeron. There's nothing on Ebuyer from Intel that can compare with the X2 for the price. I'd go with that.
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yep i was def thinking AMD. is there any advise that u wud give someone swapping from intel - AMD? i know there is not gonna be n e drastic changes and it sounds stupid asking for advice.

i mean like ...... AMD's run hotter than intel so if u notice it running hot dont worry .... errm that AMD is prob better with 667Mhz due to ????

i have no idea honestly im jus a lil cautious about the swap.
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I agree with worshipme. The AMD setup would beat the Celeron setup everyday and twice on Sunday.

Even though the Celeron is a dual core, it's still not much better than a standard P4. The AMD runs on a faster FSB, is clocked higher, and has twice the L2 cache than the dual core Celeron.

AMD CPUs tend to run cooler than their Intel counterparts, so you should have no worries there.
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