Intel or amd build, need some advice.
Hey been awhile since ive posted.
Got a couple questions about an upcoming build for a friends father. He wants a cheap but reliable rig, mainly for the usual net surfing, office and what nots, but also wants to play some games. Mainly Maden, roller coaster tycoon, and other older games. Budget, prolly around 550 600. But cheap = Better
So i was kinda thinking of some thing along the lines of a AMD athlon Xp 2800+, maybe a gig of ram, 80 gig hd, and a geforce fx 5700 128 mb video card. Question is, whats a decent Socket A mobo? Kinda had my eye on the Asus A7N8X nForce 2 ultra 400 board? any good?
And my other question is, or would i be better off building a Intel rig?
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