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Old 07-24-2008, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody! I'm new here, and I just have two quick questions.

1. Which setup is better for gaming? (Planning on getting an 8800 gt graphics card)

Asus M2N-MX SE Plus Socket AM2 Barebone Kit - AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition 2.6GHz, 4GB DDR2 PC5400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, Clear Side, 450 Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

or

XFX MG-610i-7059 Socket 775 Barebones Kit - Intel Pentium D 945 3.40GHz OEM, 500GB SATA HD, 20x DVDRW, 3GB DDR2 PC5400, ATX Mid Tower Case, 500 Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

2. Of the two setups, which one would be the LEAST likely to bottleneck the 8800gt graphics card?

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Old 07-24-2008, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which one is better for gaming?

The first one is better

Pentium D sucks, if you want to go Intel then you should look at Core 2 Duo or Pentium Dual core (E2xxx) like this

Abit I-45CV Socket 775 Barebone Kit - Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.20GHz OEM, 1GB DDR2 PC4200, ATX Mid-Tower Case, 450 Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

Intel DG31PR Socket 775 Barebone Kit - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz Retail, 2GB DDR2 PC6400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, 450 Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

However, I do suggest building your own computer.
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I'm with Maroon on this one... build your own. Barebones are better than nothing, but the parts included are usually bottom of the barrel.
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