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Old 12-12-2005, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im deciding on a new pc.. my budgets sorta tight. i have 2 that im comparing right now. they both have 1 GB of DDR RAM, 250 GB Hard Drives, DVD/CD Burner. the main difference is the processor.
one has a Intel Pentium 4 540 3.2 Ghz.... the other is
a AMD ATHLON 64 3400+ 2.4 Ghz. which will be faster if they are both running on 1 gb of ram. i want to use the computer mainly for gaming. another thing i want to know is if i get one of these and put a really good video card in it, will i be able to play the latest games without any trouble?
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For gaming, the Athlon will have a lead over the P4. If you get a good enough vid card then no, you shouldn't have any problems playing the latest games.
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so does the clock speed really have nothing to do with it? cause the intel is almost 1ghz faster. also what does the 3400+ mean in front of the speed of the amd? i saw a whole bunch of different ones like 3400+ 3200+ 3800+, etc
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the 3400+ basically means itll preform about the same as Intel P4 @ 3.4 Ghz, but AMD rocks intel in gamming, so Nough said.

And instead of buying a computer, why not build it.
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"And instead of buying a computer, why not build it."

well i know quite a bit about computers but im not sure if i know enought to build one on my own. also the problem is my budget.. i really cant spend more than $600.

also just one more thing.. if i get the amd athlon 64 3400+ 2.4 Ghz, lets say i wanna play a game like half life 2, will i be able to run such a graphically intense game smoothly? also remember im gonna buy a really good video card
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"And instead of buying a computer, why not build it."

well i know quite a bit about computers but im not sure if i know enought to build one on my own. also the problem is my budget.. i really cant spend more than $600.

also just one more thing.. if i get the amd athlon 64 3400+ 2.4 Ghz, lets say i wanna play a game like half life 2, will i be able to run such a graphically intense game smoothly? also remember im gonna buy a really good video card
Well some people here can pick enough parts out for you to come to below $600. With the Athlon 64 3400+ you will be able to play graphically intense games fairly smooth. It may be a bottleneck, but not for sure.
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well since this AMD based pc im lookin at only costs $450.. i think im gonna buy it and then read up on building pc's. then in about 1 year ill build my own. i just want this AMD pc to be able to play games with intense graphics without trouble... i know it wont be able to play the newest games forever.. but if it holds out for a year.. ill be ready to build my own, mentally and financially
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Before you buy, is it prebuilt? And if so who made it? What kind of video card will it have??

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its made by emachines.. im not familiar with them but lately ive seen alot of new stuff by them.. the video card is integrated.. im gonna buy a video card to put in it.. im not sure which one yet but im gonna get the best i can in a decent price range
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well since this AMD based pc im lookin at only costs $450.. i think im gonna buy it and then read up on building pc's. then in about 1 year ill build my own. i just want this AMD pc to be able to play games with intense graphics without trouble... i know it wont be able to play the newest games forever.. but if it holds out for a year.. ill be ready to build my own, mentally and financially
a 450$ PC will probably not be able to play new games on the highest settings.
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