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Old 11-03-2004, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've always been an Intel guy but I think I've been worn down by everyone telling me that AMD is better for gaming. The only problem with this is I know nothing of AMD. What would be the best mobo/cpu combo for gaming and the advantage of it? I'm looking for something with PCI-Express and dual channel DDR memory.

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Old 11-03-2004, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't beleive there are any 939 boards with PCI-E....yet.


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Old 11-03-2004, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Found one at in stock but its a start.

Here is the system I've been planning:

CASE: Thermaltake Blue Highest Xaser III Super Tower Chassis $139.49
PSU: Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply $55.00
VID CARD: eVGA e-GeForce 6800 GT PCI Express 256MB DDR3 Video Card w/TV-Out & Dual DVI $499.99
HDD: Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB Serial ATA 10,000RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer $115.00
SECONDARY HDD: Maxtor Diamond Max 10 160 GB (already purchased)
MEDIA: Sony DRU710A Internal Double Layer DVD+RW Drive $118.00
RAM: Corsair TWINX1024-3200 1GB Kit DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel Memory w/Black Heat Spreader $212.00

The mobos/cpus I am looking at are as follows:

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5AD2 Deluxe $219.00
CPU: Intel PentiumĀ® 4 550 Processor Prescott 3.4GHz $280.00

MOTHERBOARD: Abit AX8 Via K8T890 AMD Athlon 64(FX) $145.00
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ $281.00

The INTEL OPTION would total: $1638.48
The AMD OPTION would total: $1565.48
Just putting my thoughts down on paper (screen). What are your thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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AMD JUST released the PCI-E boards, so don't expect them in stock for abit

Umm, well I for one would maybe not get a PCI-E GFX card I mean you could probably get a Ultra for the price of that GT PCI-E

I honestly don't really like P4's if they aren't 3.6ghz or faster I mean, the 3.4 is a good CPU, but it will get creamed by EVERYTHING, the EE's and AMD's Atleast the 560 3.6ghz will go head to head with the EE's and some AMD's, the Prescott really shows its pace at 3.6 I think Unfortunatly your looking at $440 for the 560

I think the AMD solution would be the cheapest and fastest for you right now

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