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Old 12-31-2008, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Have been looking at Ibuypower.com and NewEgg and TigerDirect

Others have said that AMD is best for Gaming that I read. Is AMD a better choice?

Is a dual-core better or Quad-core?

Is 4 gigs of Ram the best?

Is XP better or Vista?

I will be collecting many games from here and will be interested in where to get them.

Is a certain kind of Lan card better for online gaming?

I am wanting to spend around $1600 for this machine.

What's with the 3Gb memory barrier?

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Right now Intel is the better choice for gaming
For gaming people prefer dual core because games don't really use all the cores and dual cores are a good deal cheaper and overclock better (i think)
4GB RAM is plenty
IMO vista is the better OS although XP has lower system requirements - but then it should have it's a pretty old now
Your motherboard will have an integrated NIC which will be fine
the 3GB memory barrier you are referring to os probably limitation of 32 bit OS. Get a 64 bit OS and you will not have this problem.


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if you can afford a quad, get it. even if games dont support quad cores now then later down the road when games support them you will be ready. give us a budget and we will give you a build.

vista is better in my opinion than XP

a 32 bit os limits the ram to 3.25 gb or something close to that.

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