Since I was happy with my last visit here about a year or two ago when I built my first computer I decided I'd come back when it's time to upgrade. That time is now, and I have two questions.
AMD 64 X2 6000+ -- $169.99
vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 -- $222.90
Simple question, which of these two processors is better for the price. Looking at the specifications they both seem about the same to me, so I'm really leaning towards AMD 6000+ even though everything seems to be about the CORE 2 DUO's now-a-days. Also, the AMD has a nice mobo combo deal that I like (Nicely spaced SLI mobo
with 6000+ -- $294.98) where as the INTEL does not.
2x GeForce 8800 320MB (SLI)
or 1x GeForce 8800 640MB.
I've made up my mind that I want either one of these two cards. I've been told I should go with one 640. It's only $100 more then a 320 with twice the texture memory. However, about another $100 I get the same amount of texture memory with twice the memory/core clock? ( Honestly, that seems to nice to think that's how it really works..) Here's where I get itchy as I'm not quite sure how SLI works. Could anyone point in the direction of a nice article explaining how SLI works and exactly what it does, other then allowing two cards at once?
Thanks in advance.