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Old 05-12-2006, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im thinking of buying a new gaming computer. I definately need something dual-core, which both of these choices are. I have set up some systems and they are both about the same price, but what processor is better. Im looking to spend about $1100-1200.

CPU: (939-pin) AMD Athlon¬ô64 X2 4200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

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3.4GHz Pentium D 950 800MHz Dual Core LGA775 2X2MB


I've never gotten a straight answer about which is better AMD or Pentium.

Can anyone recommend any online sites that build your computers for you. Sites that I know of are www.abs.com & www.alphapcstore.com

Thanks for any help.
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http://www.ibuypower.com/mall/lobby.htm

AMD is a better gaming CPU
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If you are a good overclocker, it is more cost effective to buy a cheap Intel Pentium D 805 and overclock the **** out of it.
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lol not another one of these threads i seen more than i have had hot dinners everyone will have different opions and argue all the while... for me i prefer intel Celeron reliable CPU
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There were a few members who recently started refering Intel over AMD I was one of them since the begining of the Conroe's release specs.

But NEVER did I recommend current Intel products over AMDs current Products not even the Core Duo. The Core 2 Duo released next month is what I recommend.

Makes most sense to wait one month and get the Core 2 Duo / Conroe / Meron. Even if you don't plan on getting these new ones this will spark a rapid price cut in other processors.
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The Core 2 Duo released next month is what I recommend.

I highly aggree. Ive always liked AMD, but I cant deney the power of the new Core 2 Duo.
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amd's turion really hasent shown much progress...I was rather dissapointed...

personally Il get what ever fits my needs, and to me was the AMD Opteron...


so yeah
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id go for the AMD X2
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but the +4400 is the sweep spot as far as cost ratio

also check cyberpowerpc.com out it has more options
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If you are a good overclocker, it is more cost effective to buy a cheap Intel Pentium D 805 and overclock the **** out of it.
oh for goodness sake people, one article doesn't change the world. why does everybody reccomend things based on an article they read on THG or Anandtech. not a single person reccomended an 805 ONCE that i had seen before the THG review, yet all of a sudden its a great processor. live your own lives and don't go on the word of people who get free samples.

out of the two processors listed the AMD wins hands down. personally i would look at either the opteron 165/170, x2 3800+ or x2 4400+. forget the 4200+
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