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Old 10-08-2007, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For a long while I thought I was going with an Intel build but decided I'd build an AMD machine. Problem is, I don't know as much about AMD as Intel so I need some help. Here are my parts so far:

Case: Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

RAM: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Optical Drive: Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

Heatsink: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

I'm not sure what PSU, CPU, or GPU to get. I think either the 5600 or 6000 for the CPU.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's no reason to go AMD at least until Phenom...
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes there is, because I want to. I don't need an uber machine. Just a mild gaming machine. Well, I wanna be able to play games like Crysis on at least mid to high settings but still, AMD will do me just fine. Also, I need help picking a mobo. I'm not sure how any of the AM2 mobos are.
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Yes there is, because I want to. I don't need an uber machine. Just a mild gaming machine. Well, I wanna be able to play games like Crysis on at least mid to high settings but still, AMD will do me just fine. Also, I need help picking a mobo. I'm not sure how any of the AM2 mobos are.
You should probably go Intel then... unless you're picking AMD because of a fetish. Intel currently performs better.
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Look, I've heard it all about Intel vs AMD. I know Intel is on top right now. I don't have a **** of a lot of money, I could probably afford to get an Intel machine, but I don't want one. Not now anyway. I want and AMD, please, no one else try to change my mind. I would like some input on what I asked.
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What is your budget? That would help a little... now that you've established your AMD fetish.
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1000-1300 dollars is my budget.
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1000-1300 dollars is my budget.
You have WAYYY plenty enough for an Intel build...going AMD will be quite retarded really on a budget like that. I really don't even know a motherboard to recommend you since no one goes AMD with that high of a budget...however I am sure it would be an AM2+ for K10. Also have fun with your X2 6000 if you get one being beat by an E2160...lmao
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why are you set on AMD? you will get much better performance out of intel. if you want to buy cheap now and upgrade later you can do that with both AMD and intel, but you will most likely get the most performance out of intel with a mild overclock.
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I guess let him go AMD if he really wants to...I just hope he realizes that a 90 buck chip will come on par if not beat an X2 6400, which is the best chip out for AMD right now.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

Once again I don't know what kind of board he will want but a phenom ready board would be ideal.

EDIT:Also the Arctic Freezer Pro 7 you have choose is for LGA 775 boards only (Intel) They have AMD ones.
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