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Old 09-11-2006, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AMD 64 X2 5200+ or Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 System??

Hiya, Im wondering if anyone can help me out, Ive decided to buy an
pre built system instead of building it myself but after a bit of research
ive found out a few systems that i have my eyes on but out of these systems below
im not sure exactly which one i should really choose between these ones.
Can anyone give me any help with which system i should choose? its mainly
for gaming. All three are in my price range so I do not mind if one is more expensive
but just not sure which one to choose out of these three systems.


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System 1


AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5200+ AM2 Processor
with HyperTransport™ Technology
ASUS nForce 570 SLI Deluxe PCIe Mainboard
2048MB DDR2 533MHz Memory
300GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
256MB nVIDIA Geforce 7900GT Graphics
20" Widescreen LCD Display(MM, DVI, 8ms)
Sony 18x Super Format DVD Writer
Creative Labs Sounblaster Audigy 4 ZS
T6060 or T3330 Speakers + Subwoofer
10 USB, 2x Firewire, 2x GB LAN
Logitech Cordless KB & Optical Mouse


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System 2


AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4600+ AM2 Processor
with HyperTransport™ Technology
ASUS nForce 570 SLI Deluxe PCIe Mainboard
2048MB DDR2 533MHz Memory
300GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
256MB nVIDIA Geforce 7600GT Graphics
19" Sony LCD TFT Display(DVI, 8ms)
Sony 18x Super Format DVD Writer
Creative Labs Sounblaster Audigy 4 ZS
T6060 or T3330 Speakers + Subwoofer
10 USB, 2x Firewire, 2x GB LAN
Logitech Cordless KB & Optical Mouse


or

System 3


Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 Processor
(2.40GHz ,4MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz)
ASUS nForce 4 SLI Deluxe Mainboard
2048MB DDR2 533MHz Memory
300GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
2x 256MB nVIDIA 7600GT Graphics
(2 Graphics Cards in SLI™ Configuration)
19" Sony LCD TFT Display(DVI, 8ms)
Sony 18x Super Format DVD Writer
Creative Labs Sounblaster Audigy 4 ZS
T6060 or T3330 Speakers + Subwoofer
10 USB, 2x Firewire, GB LAN
Cordless KB & Rechargeable Mouse
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System 1 is the one I'll go for unless you can swap the 2 7600's for a 7900.
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I would go for system 3...but like Trifid said definitely try to get a 7900 instead of the 7600s
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Hm... System 3 with a 7900GT instead of two 7600GTs.
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Sys 3
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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System 3, but like ppl said, try and get a 7900 (or 1900xt if you wanted, your choice). Also try and get a better mobo, the NF4 chipsets for intel were not the greatest. Although the NF4 chipset for AMD was an excelent chipset, it had many problems on intel boards. Look into a 975x, 965, or if you can wait RD600 or the NF5 series conroe boards.
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system 1 w/ an 7900GTX if u have the change.......

oh and dude, please build it urself that is if you know what ur doing.........
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system 3 with a 7900gt
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system one looks fine system 3 if u can get a 7900gt
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Looking back at this thread, system 3 will produce the best frame rates, but single more powerful GPU>2 weaker ones.
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