Hello everyone, this looks like a great community and I highly appreciate the fact that you help out confused users like me. Thank you to anyone that replies, or indeed, looks over what I have to say.
So, let me begin, alot of members on here are pros when it comes to powerful machines. I'm buying another computer soon and have the specs lined up here. Is it possible for someone experienced to let me know if these specs work well with each other, is there something I can get for a small amoumt extra that would boost performance substantially? Just any reccomendations or advise would be really appreciated.
Windows XP x64 Edition
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 Dual Core 4200
nVidia e-GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB
250 GB Maxtor DiamondMax
Asus Crosshair AM2 nForce 590 2000FSB
OCZ Platinum Series 2GB 800Mhz
SATA Super AllWrite DL DVD +/-R/RW/RAM x2
ThermalTake Tsunami Silver Aluminum
ThermalTake 680W PurePower PSU
Here is what I am dividied over: Intel vs Amd. Now I'm normally an AMD guy, but after seeing numerous benchmarks and reviews on popular tech sites about the new Intel Core Duo, I thought it was best to get that CPU instead of the one shown above. On another forum, every member said that I should go with Intel Core Duo. (I will be getting, at minimum an E6600 if I go with Intel Core Duo). Is this a wise choice, is AMD still my best bet?
I've also been told that I should stick with XP Pro x86 instead of the x64 edition.
Another problem is the GFX card and mother board...am I getting the right ones here? Basically, if people could just throw me their advice and reccomendations.
Thank you to anyone who replies!