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Old 03-06-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Okay, well let's see what I use PC's for...

I usually have the following programs all on at the same time:
1. Dreamweaver
2. Photoshop
3. Flash
4. ImageReady
^Web Development

Gaming:
1. F.E.A.R.
2. Doom 3
3. Halo
4. Civilization IV

Stuff ALWAYS running in the background:
1. iTunes
2. Mozilla Firefox

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So recommend a processor(s) and memory.

Mind you, this is a seperate project from my other rig, which is not for me. In fact, I might even wait on this project for a couple years, as my current rig works fine. I'm just interested in which AMD processor is best.
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You need dual core. FIRM. I'm not giving any exceptions. If you have that many programs going at the same time, you'll need the mulittasking capability;

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

OCZ Platinum Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227225
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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Have you considered FX-60 and Opteron?
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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Way, way too expensive!!! Nice as hell, but no moolah:

AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Toledo 1GHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail

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Let's keep money out of this. I'm not interested in buying at the present... I just want to know what's best.
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I believe that is the best to use. IMO.
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FX-60 or X2?
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Both. That CPU is an FX processor with dual core support. Best of both worlds.
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Is it possible to fit in 2 of these dual core processors into one machine?

For example, 2 FX's in one system, or perhaps 2 X2's in one system?

And what's the difference between the FX and X2?

And again, what are your thoughts on Opteron? I'm assuming that's for more hard-core development, like 3D rendering, etc...?
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I have no opinions on Opteron processors. I always assume that the Opteron series CPU is targeted at workstation and server use, but apparently, it's made their way to mainstream desktop PCs. Yes, it's possible to fit two of those CPU onto one motherboard. Tyan makes a bunch of them. The more the better. Yeah, go quad core.
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