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Old 10-25-2005, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After a damn long while of work at Maccas, i got enough cash to make myself a nice rig... Just whats bumming is that i cant get DD2 for the amd 3800 x2.

So should i get Intel Socket 775 Pentium 4 650 3.4G/800/2M Prescott HT EIST EM64T XD C where maybe i can use ddr2???, or bear with standard ddr on a amd x2 64?

EDIT::: I am also considering the below

Intel Xeon 2.8G/800/2M PGA4 HT EM64T XD Active HS CPU

AMD Athlon¬ô 64 4000+ Processor Retail (939
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Build your own, man. Go with AMD. 3800 and 4000 are sweet, but you can go lower and OC the wizz out of them.

DDR2 ain't any greater than DDR right now... not enough that the human eye can tell.

Go with a DFI Lanparty mobo (SLI if you have the cash for two graphics cards and want to power), a nVidia 7800 (or two), a giant PSU, a gig of RAM, a couple of SATA hard drives, a Zalman CNPS9500 heatsink/fan, maybe a good sound card, DVD burner, DVD drive, kickin' LCD (19"!)... you'll be set. And you can do it yourself cheaper than you can order it.

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Old 10-26-2005, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Build your own, man. Go with AMD. 3800 and 4000 are sweet, but you can go lower and OC the wizz out of them.
yea, mate but which one?

AMD 64 4000 ?
AMD 64 3800 x2 ?

Theyre not to far apart in price, so i dont care in terms of money but in performance
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Well 4000 is better obviously.
It not obvious at all.

Acturally it completly dependent on what he planning on using the computer for. Personally I would much rather have the athlon x2 3800+.
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X2>single core no matter what he is doing
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Well 4000 is better obviously.
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.....umm.. wow, why would you say that the 4000 is better? Because the other one is 3800? That dont matter. The 4000 is single core as the 3800 is dual. Having dualcores is like having two people moving a pile of rocks 20 feet away. Two people would get it done alot faster than one person would. Understand?
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X2>single core no matter what he is doing
very true, and they will have games that will use duel cores soon!
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.....umm.. wow, why would you say that the 4000 is better? Because the other one is 3800? That dont matter. The 4000 is single core as the 3800 is dual. Having dualcores is like having two people moving a pile of rocks 20 feet away. Two people would get it done alot faster than one person would. Understand?
I thought he ment a 4000 Dual Core . Then again I suppose they only have 3800+ and 4200+
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the best duel core is the 4800+

EDIT: its a Toledo core
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