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Old 10-24-2006, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a $600-$700 gaming pc I have already added up some sets of parts tell me what you think. Does it really make a difference what motherboard I get- for example for an AMD64x2 choice...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A455-2112
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A455-1096

Is the top one a whole lot different or so important? Or should I go for a cheap MB?

Here are the two proccesors I am debating over, is one better than the other they are both about $300

http://indigo.intel.com/compare_cpu/...&culture=en-US
http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desk...=ADA4800DAA6CD


Here is the AMD parts I picked is it ok?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1-A64-4800%20E
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A406-1028
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8&sku=C13-7045
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A455-1096
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=THD-250A2
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-7894

Here are the Intel parts I picked.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=S458-1242%20B
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=THD-250A2
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-7894

Sorry for the long message and thanks in advance for the help.
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the parts you picked aren't 600-700
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the amd ones are
$695.00 with rebates

and the intel ones are
$820 with rebates
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ya but with the intel you don't have all the parts.

no ram, HD, and other parts...
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sorry about that use the same ram and hd on both. I didn't include cd drives and floppys I already have some of those.
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hmm is there any cheaper good 2g ram?
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bump...So is the Intel or AMD one better and by how much?
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think that Core 2 Duo is better then the 4800+ ...

1. C2D's OC like monsters !
2. I am 99.9 percent sure the E6300 is better then the AMD you chose (might want some opinions from other people)

BTW: your M-Board is VIA and my cousin says that VIA are crap when when it comes to chipsets (he works as a Linux Hardware Engineer for Jungo).
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6300 - Retail $183.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $115.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017

G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Desktop Memory Model F2-5400CL3S-1GBGA $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231093

SAPPHIRE 100106PEL Radeon X850XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102059

AMS CF-2229BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - OEM $43.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811180043

HIPER 4M480 ATX 480W Power Supply 100 - 120Vac / 200 - 240Vac cUL,TUV,CB,CE,FCC - Retail $55.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128005

Total $648.95

About the certain model of ram I selected, it is DDR2-667, but it has Micron D9 IC's so it'll easily OC to DDR2-800 and up,
also check AMS selection of cases if you happen to have white optical drives, the case I selected comes in other colors I believe.

Forgot a hdd, here ya go
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $55.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

Total $704.94

Attention: Forgot that Gigabyte boards have some issues with memory that use Micron D9 IC's, do not use the ones I selected.
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thanks for the replies. So is every one agreeing then that the core 2 duo is better than the amdx2? Thanks for the advice on the via motherboard btw.

And thanks for that part list drizo, so you said don't get that ram should I get some corsair ram then or just some normal cheap ram?
Also should I get higher than an E6300? or is it pretty fast?
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