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Old 12-31-2005, 04:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Actually digi, that one isn't much better, for games nowadays, the graphics card is very important in a build.

If you're going to get somewhat of a prebuild, I'd suggest getting an upgradable computer such as this
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...33208&pfp=cat3
then putting in extra ram and a good graphics card.
So, get the above for 225$
then upgrade ram, 35$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231029
then upgrade video card, 120$ after rebate (140$ before)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220
= 420$ before the video card rebate.
Helluva good deal in my opinion.
You'll have a:
Sempron 3100+ 1.8Ghz (Really overclockable)
756Mb RAM
6600GT Video Card
etc.etc. all for 420$
Yay.
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It's better than the comp in all ways though not much. The comp u shown is also good.
No, it's not. I'd like to hear your explanation as to why it's better.
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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2.93mhz P4 is better for games than AMD64 2.2gghz. The $600 comes with regular win XP, not for 64 bit so no advantage. You're mostly paying for 64 bit but less speed. Both use onboard video, so not too much of a difference. The one I posted has SATA. And the ram difference can be solved in under $50. So you can basically pay less for more. Just like less is more than more on unix
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OK, wait, wait, since when did we start comparing clockspeeds between P4s and Athlon 64s?

NEWS FLASH: The megahertz wars are over.

Just because the A64 has a lower clockspeed doesn't make it slower.

You still have much to learn, young padawan.
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macdude, get your head out of your mac and listen. I'm not comparing 2.93gghz to 2.2gghz... I know you dont compare clock speeds like that, but you can compare performance. And I own a 3gghz P4 (oldest series) and a 2.0gghz AMD64 which I run 64 bit, and it is a good deal slower (I figured about 15%, my test are not accurate but they give me a good enough a picture of which one is faster). So NEWS FLASH, its not about megahertz but performance. For games, and CPU intense stuff where every drop counts, the faster P4 will win.
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LOL newsflash #3 - Digi you're wrong. Yes intel has its ups; multitasking and internet browsing, but AMD consumes intel in game performance. Read this comparison.
http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/...9164010,00.htm
You have much to learn and you're probably an intel fanatic, but you're wrong about the whole 'games will run faster on a p4' thing. P4's aren't as great as AMD's when it comes to gaming, simple as.
Oh, and when you say you have two different cpu's, which ones are they? I'm very curious. Also, if they are in different computers, of course they will be different; the specs of each one determine performance as well.
Next time do your homework
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Funny, very funny.
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:48 PM   #28 (permalink)
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For 700 shipped i can sell you

Specs =

CPU = AMD Athlon 64 3400, skt 939 (rare cpu it is almost exact replica of 3500 except its 130 nm instead of 90) (never oc'd)
MOBO = MSI K8T Neo2 VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset Based
RAM= (2x512mb) Corsair ram DDR400 PC 3200
VIDEO CARD = Nvidia Geforce 6600GT agp 128mb (oc'd 2 times)
CD-RW = I forgot what it is i beleive LITE-ON i no the speeds are 52/32/52
HARD DRIVE = Western Digital 80GB 7,200 rpm 8mb cashe
Floppy drive lol

SOFTWARE
Preinstalled windows xp - 30 day trial -
Preinstalled Full Version of Nortan Anti Virus 2006
Preinstalled Full Version of Spyware Killer (CD included)
Preinstalled Nero CD kit - INCLUDES - DOS DRIVER - NERO EXPRESS 6 - INCD 4 - DRIVER MANUAL - ACROBAT READER (CD included)
also included are the mobo & graphics card software
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