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Old 01-17-2006, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was curious as which would work best
Assuming I will be playing some games, like World of Warcraft.
I'll be using it as a multi media center.

1. Buy an inexpensive Semperon, and then add a good graphics card.

2. Buy a decent AMD 64 and a decent Video Card

3. Buy an AMD x2 and go with a Motherboard that has a 6100 geforce integrated

I would say I'd like to keep it around 400 for Processor and Graphics card.

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i would say that the AMD 64 and a decent video card would work best, because onboard graphics dont work good at all for gaming, and the sempron wont even let you run games...

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I think examples are needed here. I would go with a AMD 64 3000 S929 and the best card you can afford. The CPU will be the bottleneck on the FPS, but you will get more from a better GPU.

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yeah AMD 64 3200+ and a 6800GS or 6600GT
Sempron and a 7800GT would be a bottleneck and no good
X2 and integrated graphics no way
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Old 01-17-2006, 04:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GOD people, you act like the 6800 vanilla isn't there....
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Lols, go with either the inexpensive Sempron to the Athlon64, gaming depends higher upon the GPU than CPU so definately don't go third. I wouldn't recommend Vanilla for the reasons of value not being as good as the others. I like the idea of the 3200.
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Originally posted by Kitire
GOD people, you act like the 6800 vanilla isn't there....
but the 6800GS is BETTER. And it's not a lot more. I vote for high-end sempron 64 and a beefy video card.


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3700+ and 6600gt is a nice combo IMO

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Old 01-18-2006, 07:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies.

The reason I'm asking is I've got a budget and I really don't feel comfortable building my own system. I've read some of the problem people have had on the board and so on so I think it's best to either get one made or buy a prebuilt and add on. I also need an OS, and that always seems to boost the price above what I want to pay.
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