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Old 12-09-2007, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi this is my first rig so far this is what I have Antect190 Samsung226bw. I cant decide on going the intel route or this new AMD Phenom cpu and ati 3870 video card Has anyone heard anything about it or should i go for Q6600 cpu with 8800gt im not sure which will be better I also need ideas for a good motherboard for each thanks

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...mobos named after animals :/

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Old 12-09-2007, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you will get better performance out of the intel especially if your overclocking
as for the Gfx cards, the 8800gt is a little better but its a little more expensive as well

a good budget mobo for the intel/single 8800gt would be - ABIT IP35 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

a high performing enthusiast board for intel/single 8800gt - ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

SLI 8800gt board/intel - MSI P6N Diamond LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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SLI 8800gt board/amd - Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Intel/ x-fire high-end - ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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