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Old 03-31-2006, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am thinking about building a new computer, as I have not been updating myself with the latest hardware news, I don't know which one to buy.

I have looked at Xeon, P4, Athlon 64's, but I dont know which one is better. I'm not trying to build a budget computer. I'm a software developer, I have several instances of visual studio open (cus im useless at programming) and play games a lot too (fear, half life etc)

Could you guys recommend a CPU, the correct memory and motherboard.

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Recommended boards for Athlon 64 FX

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors...tml?1094454736

AMD Recommended Motherboards for Athlon 64

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors...tml?1093996448

Recommended boards for Sempron

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors...tml?1094455483

Recommended boards for Athlon XP

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors...tml?1093987525

AMD info, After having intel systems Pent 3 and 4 for the past 5 years, I have AMD now and will stay with AMD from now on.
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So which is better out of Ahlon 64 FX and 64 X2 Dual-core?
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fx's are pretty overprice for what you get in my opinion, and i think only one of them is dual core. dual core is the new type of processor that utilizes two cores so its better to multitask, and in the future games will support dual core, but you can still run current games on dual core. so basically i'd go with the X2, i have one, and am not dissapointed.
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fx's are pretty overprice for what you get in my opinion, and i think only one of them is dual core. dual core is the new type of processor that utilizes two cores so its better to multitask, and in the future games will support dual core, but you can still run current games on dual core. so basically i'd go with the X2, i have one, and am not dissapointed.
yes, the FX-60 is the only dual core FX
anyway, which one is better depends on what program you are running. the dual core CPU's have more overall CPU power, but often programs do not take advantage of the second core. however, since dual core CPU's are becoming more popular, more programs are being made to support them.
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