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Old 12-28-2006, 04:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Its probably hard to read but its what I finally came up with and yes I am sticking with AMD ]= What do you guys think

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Old 12-28-2006, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think thats a terrible build finacially.


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Old 12-28-2006, 05:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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AMD was the best for gaming until the core 2 duo came out. Bottom line is intel won and is going to be better in the future as well as the present. the 775 socket will be a much better choice for upgrading in a year or even 2. The AMD x2 4200 is already AMD's second best processor. If they change their socket ( which the will have to sooner or later for better performance ) you are only going to be able to upgrade to one level higher. With intel in 2 years from now the quad core you can get today will still rock and it uses the same socket as the e6600. Of coarse if you change your cpu you must also change the motherboard as well. It will eb a bit more but the Evga 680i sli is by far the best choice (especially if yoru planning on useing the evga 8800 gtx. If your strong on amd though maybe look into ati for your gpu, i hear they work better together than nvida and amd. Plus you will save like 300-400 and have the same perfrmance.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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im sorry man but i cannot agree ANY more with everyone in these forums the Core 2 duo would destroy that build...youre going to spend all that money and realize that you made a mistake.

dont trust us? google benchmarks for the conroe compared to athlon....sorry buddy but there is no comparison.
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