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Old 06-11-2006, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to buy a new computer soon and was wondering which of these processors is better most people say AMD is better than Intel but I don't know which one is really better.

Intel® Pentium® 4 630 CPU @ 3.0GHz 800FSB 2MB Cache 64-Bit w/ HT((Sckt775)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116198

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AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103603
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The new computer that I will be ordering from http://www.cyberpowerpc.com
will probably be this with either of those processors
  • TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display
  • NZXT PF-500 500Watt Power Supply
  • GigaByte GA-8N-SLI nForce4 SLI Chipset LGA775 1066FSB DDR2/667 SATA Dual PCI-E Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
  • 1GB (2x512MB) PC4200 DDR2 Dual Channel Memory
  • NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card
  • 80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • SONY CDRW 52X32X52 EIDE
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http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=74&model2=246

Have a look around that.
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Wow.

The Athlon is much better, by far.
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The Athlon really is a lot better, a LOT better than that P4.

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The new computer that I will be ordering from http://www.cyberpowerpc.com
will probably be this with either of those processors
  • TURBO X-DREAMER CASE 350 WATT W/ WINDOW & LCD Temperature Display
  • NZXT PF-500 500Watt Power Supply
  • GigaByte GA-8N-SLI nForce4 SLI Chipset LGA775 1066FSB DDR2/667 SATA Dual PCI-E Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio
  • 1GB (2x512MB) PC4200 DDR2 Dual Channel Memory
  • NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card
  • 80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • SONY CDRW 52X32X52 EIDE

Another thing, i would build a new PC, or get a friend to build it, and you buy the parts. That system is probably going to cost alot, and most of the parts aren't as good as you can get off Newegg or Tiger Direct. 80GB Hard drive is going to fill up fast, and CD-RW is obsolete. DVD-RW is much better, and cheaper in the long run.
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Another thing, i would build a new PC, or get a friend to build it, and you buy the parts. That system is probably going to cost alot, and most of the parts aren't as good as you can get off Newegg or Tiger Direct. 80GB Hard drive is going to fill up fast, and CD-RW is obsolete. DVD-RW is much better, and cheaper in the long run.
I don't really know how to build a computer and I don't know anyone that knows how and the computer is going to cost $836 without shipping and handling.
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Go with the AMD one, much better for everything. BTW if you want to go with the AMD one, you will have to get a different motherboard that supports the AMD proccesor. I agree, you could build that machine for quite a bit less money by yourself.
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He doesn't know much about building a PC.

But for less money, you could get an HP or Gateway with the same specs, for less money.
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I would recommend this system from Tiger Direct:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...696984&CatId=0

Emachines T6412, AMD Athlon 64 3400 2.2Ghz, 512MB RAM, 200GB HD, DL DVD-/+RW, Card Reader, FireWire.

$350

Only CONS - ATI Radeon Xpress 200 onboard video that eats 128MB RAM, so you might just want another 512MB RAM to be safe.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...254003&CatId=0

Ultra 512MB DDR3200 400Mhz memory, just install in easily, or get a friend or store to do it.

$54.99 - $20 Rebate = $34.99

Total = $405.99, $385.99 after rebates.


Better priced than the custom one eh?
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