Originally posted by aspire.comptech
amd athlon 64 3500+ $260
DFI lanparty ultra nf4 $150
Geil ocz 1 gig dual channel ram $200
zalman 7000cu w/120mm fan $50
200gig sata 7200rpm $160
eVGA 6800ultra $435
lian li case $150
extra fans and round cables $50
Antec neopower 450w psu
total cost $1500 plus shipping
damn i want this system
this system is not even comparable to the dell you posted and this will play any game at max res no lag and will dominate at anything
nothing can compare to it. well in its price range
lol i just posted this on another thread try searching b4 posting
amds run more cycles per second think of it as more efficiency do more with less amd kill for gamin tho
I am with stupid, however I would save some dough on a 6800GT and just OC it to ultra speeds. Case is
but it's still a good case.
For your AMD question. AMD do have lower clockspeeds. Lets say for every clock, AMD does 2 things and intel only does one. This would make a 1.8ghz AMD the same as a 3.6GHZ Intel in general peformance. This is just an example and is a bit off, the technical reason is Intel's WAAY deeper (and skinnier) pipelines.
AMD Also completly own Intel in gaming for the large part
DDR2 is not really better than DDR, actually it's more of a Intel VS AMD difference. DDR still has lots of life left in it and is very fast, and with my Dual Channel DDR400 (your is dual channel) I can easily wipe a few DDR2 PC's out without overclocking. However after a few weeks when you feel like pushing your PC, you will be able to run the ram at DDR600 speeds
And for the graphics card, it's a 16 pipeline eVGA card. Kicks the crap out of dell's 8 pipeline 6800's with doubble the speed. Dell sells broken graphics cards with their PC with the broken parts disabled, causing a large decrease in speed.