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Old 08-07-2006, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to buy one of these two processors and i'm planning to use my computer for gaming. Which do you think is better.

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ (AM2)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...256&CatId=2328

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...515&CatId=2396

Thanks for your help.
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2'nd one would do you better for a higher price.

First one would do you almost as good [perhaps 5-6% less performance, and thats probably when we're talking about multitasks not games FPS]

In the end, both are very good ones, but it mainly depends on your video card of course.

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I am planning on getting the same AMD chip you listed except s939. Again Yoad covered it quite well, price is the biggest difference.

Also Tiger Direct over prices their stuff. I use www.canadacomputers.com for my stuff. Have had no problems with them, free shipping on virtually all orders, and the chips were like $20-$30 cheaper than the prices on www.tigerdirect.ca .

In my opinion AMD is a better bang for your buck.
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I am planning on getting the same AMD chip you listed except s939. Again Yoad covered it quite well, price is the biggest difference.

Also Tiger Direct over prices their stuff. I use www.canadacomputers.com for my stuff. Have had no problems with them, free shipping on virtually all orders, and the chips were like $20-$30 cheaper than the prices on www.tigerdirect.ca .

In my opinion AMD is a better bang for your buck.
The price of the 2 processor were nearly the same so i was wondering as to which processor would be better. However, i think i will take the same path as you and take the AMD 64 X2. And i'll check out Canada Computers as well. Thanks everyone for your replies.
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