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Old 08-19-2007, 02:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I am thinking about using XP Media Center with my soon-to-come gaming pc. I found two on newegg with a BIG price difference. Not sure what I need... Hope you guys can help.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/SP2B - OEM -- $109.99
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Media Center 2005 V2 w/SP2B OEM 3 Pack - OEM -- $349.99

I was thinking about getting xp instead of vista because I heard Vista wasn't that good and not very compatible with games...

EDIT: should I get a dvd burner with light scribe or w/e? and I've heard that the dvd burning on the one that I have picked out doesn't work right... any suggestions? NVM, they all have comments that say it doesn't work right, but should I stay with an IDE or go SATA? (I'm not planning on having a window, but I don't really like having big cables in my computer)

EDIT2: My motherboard supports SATA 2, right? (I think it does, not sure)

EDIT3: ok, I found another CPU which I think might be faster... Is this better than the other one I picked out?
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
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the 2nd xp above is a 3 pack. you dont want that one.
light scribe, meh. sata if it is the same price.
the 4000 is a good cpu. it will stay cool like the 3600. 3600 will overclock weeeellll past the 4000 stock speed. they will both top out around 3ghz.
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So your basically suggesting I should stay with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane instead of going with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane.

I still don't get how the 3600+ can be better than the 4000+, but I'll take your word for it. You sound like you know what your talking about.
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lol i really dont. just kiddin. i say the 3600 is "better" because it is cheaper, and with the magic of overclocking, will perform just as well as any of the other brisbane cpus.
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4000+ Brisbane is only a $4.50 difference!
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:57 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Ok, 3600 or 4000? It's only a few extra bucks... and if it was better, I'd go for it, but if I'm going to get the same results, I'll keep my $5 and buy a monitor
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you wont find a monitor for $5...unless you invest it in a lockpick
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you wont find a monitor for $5...unless you invest it in a lockpick
hahaha, you read my mind... Where's the warehouse with the monitors again? (jk)
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4000+ Brisbane is only a $4.50 difference!
lmao i didnt even check...
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