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Old 01-12-2008, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey this is going to be my 2nd build/upgrade to my amd pc i built last year. i was doing my research and finding the best parts for my budget and came up with another mid-ranged amd pc. after some critique many people have advised me to go intel. my main purpose is to be able to lightly game (cod4) and my original budget was $600-650ish with the monitor but i guess ive gone a bit over.

1.) what makes intel c2ds better than amd x2s even when similar amd comparisons have higher ghz?
2.) whats the PCI e 2.0 and will it work with normal pci e slots on the P35?
3.) what do you think of this set up/upgrade?

mobo-$100: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX
cpu-$170: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 65W
mem-$80: CORSAIR 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
vga-$160: VisionTek 900203 Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
monitor-$180: Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD
OS-$xxx: Miscrosoft Vista 32bit___________________________

case(from old comp): Antec Performance One P-160W Silver 1.2mm Anodized Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
psu(from old comp): Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply
hdd(from old comp): Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer
mouse(from old comp): Logitech G5
keyboard(from old comp): Saitek PZ30AU Eclipse
CD/DVD(from old comp): NEC ND-3550A 16X Double Layer DVD/RW Drive

getting rid of...
mobo: Abit KN8 SLI NF4 SLI Athlon 64(FX)/64 X2 Dual-Core Skt939
cpu: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego) Socket 939
mem: Patriot PDC2G3200LLK 2GB Kit DDR400 PC3200
vga-: EVGA GeForce 7600GT KO 256MB


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Old 01-13-2008, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. C2D's are better for now because Intel has better performance while AMD is made for cheaper budgets. (Don't flame me AMD lovers! It's my opinion but feel free to add your own opinions! [quote if you can explain me a bit more to why people choose Intel > AMD, please do!])

2. Yes, it's compatible. It'll just reverse the speed but shouldn't be a huge difference.

3. Are you doing video-editing of some sort? If not, you'll only need 2GB of RAM. With that extra money from the other 2 RAM's that aren't needed, you can put it into a different motherboard, which is the Gigabyte P35-DS3R. VGA, don't really know much about the 3850 but 8800GT 256 / 512 would do.

Everything else you have there looks great! :happy:

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It looks good, in my opinion i would go with 64-bit
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I would grab an E2200 instead and put the money towards a bigger monitor, or just pocket it. The E2200 is plenty fast. Do you plan on overclocking? OT but are you from Massachusetts? - Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail - Acer AL2223Wd Black-Silver 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - Retail - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail
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