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Old 11-15-2008, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am putting a pc together for my brother. Any advise on better/cheaper products? $400 maybe $500 budget.

MOBO: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

GPU: I'm using my old 8800GTS(g92)

HD: already have 400gb WD Caviar

RAM: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

PSU: Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ400SXS 400W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

CASE: Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Total: $396.03 after shipping($42.07)
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Newegg.com - MSI P45 Neo-F LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Celeron E1200 1.6GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

save 20 bucks and get better performance.
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Usually I recommend Intel. But show me benchmarks the E1200 outperforms the X2 5000+ please.

mahiv go with your set up. Or with a cheap E2180 paired with a nice P35 board or something. But don't go E1200.
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can you explain why it's better performance? and that mobo got some pretty bad reviews.
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the e1200 only scored 100 points below the 5000 x2 on passmark. and the e1200 will oc much farther than the 5000 x2 and will get a lot better performance.

also the 775 socket will have a lot better proc's than am2 and you'll be able to upgrade it for cheaper once core i7's are fully mainstream.

also reviews don't mean **** on newegg..
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the e1200 only scored 100 points below the 5000 x2 on passmark. and the e1200 will oc much farther than the 5000 x2 and will get a lot better performance.
Sure............. got benchmarks?

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Go with the board he recommended and this chip instead mahiv.

Intel Celeron E1200 Review

E1200 outperformed by E2160.
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passmark is a benchmark bro...
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there will be no overclocking on this build, so i'm not looking at which is the better OCer. is that CPU better than the one i have chosen Hussein? Im a fan of intel so it's no problem for me to switch, as long as it's better than what i have chosen. that goes for the mobo also.
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If your talking about stock settings AMD is the clear winner. But if you give the chip a modest overclock the E2180 will be the better performer.

The E1200 is a good chip its passmark score is 918, while the 5000+ is 1,000~. The only reason I wouldn't recommend the E1200, is because the E2180 is in your price range already, and will be faster stock clock, and overclock higher. With a board as nice as the one Peter picked out, I would at least pick up a Conroe.
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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP35D2-A7 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

A little bit more than your combo, but a little faster..

If you are not overclocking, its really a waste of the potential of a little Wolfdale.. but you're the owner

At stock the e1200 is a bit slower than the 5000+ X2
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