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Old 10-25-2006, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AM2 vs Core duo for cheap gaming comp

Right now I have a compac
amd socket a 3000
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6600gt

I'm thinking about upgrading in about a month and I cant decide which would be better I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible but I will need mobo, cpu, ram and gxf card ( mine is agp) Every one seems to be saying core duo is the way to go but it seems that amd is still cheaper fo rhte same performance. I was thinking something around these lines

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130050


or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

and


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131041

I don't know what would be better what do yall think
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the core 2 hands down
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Agreed with fade2black, C2D FTW!.
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*sigh* sadly yes...the C2D is like AMD squared.... I'd like to think I cant notice the difference between 2.5GHz and a comparative 3.5GHz..but I know I would *tear*
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you want to make it cheap as possible with the best performance, spend the most money on the Graphics card. A good CPU is the 3500+ with the Asus M2N-E motherboard. You'll gain much more gaming performance by purchasing a better Graphics card rather than a better CPU.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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well man as an amd guy i regret to say core 2 duo...i regret buying amd right b4 core 2 but safe to say amd will some out with betta!!!!hopefully....
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