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Old 07-18-2006, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about upgrading in the next month or two, with the dropping of prices. I currently own a Pentium 4, 3.2 ghz. I've heard that AMD will be dropping prices, and Im looking for a dual core system. I was thinking about the Athlon 64 X2 4400 or 4600.

I have a few questions. Basically Im an Pentium guy, would that processor blow my current one out of the water? Should I go with Pentiums Dual Cores (I've heard AMD are better for gaming) Will I have trouble with AMD software/hardware compared with Pentium? I mainly want this new computer for gaming, I also burn alot of DVD's.

AMD X2 4400 or 4600
2 GB of Ram
256 MB 7800 or 7900 Nvidia Graphics card

Would this setup have no problems running games on high? Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why don't you look at Conroe?? You can find all of the information about it by searching on TF. It blows AMD out of the water and is just a superior processor.

On the GPU, I would wait a while and get a G80 card by nVidia in Spetember or get a R600 card by ATI around November, because they will be DX10 compliant.
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I know Conroe is going to be out, I just didnt want to spend too much money. I dont need the best stuff, I guess is what Im saying.
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The Conroe E6600 is going to be just over $300. The 6300 is going to be under $200, and even that would easily beat the 4400+, even the 4800+
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AMD athlon 64 x2 will do you fine, just get a decent graphics card and you can play any game
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