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Old 07-03-2005, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I'm going to "attempt" to build my own computer. It's a lot harder than I thought. I know that most of you must be experts I figured that telling you what I'll be doing with my computer mostly, will help? I only play video games about 15-30 hours a month. So I'm not looking for a gaming intense computer. I mostly use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Video editing software, & stuff like that. I also will be getting a DVD burner.

Ok before I can get the motherboard, I need to know what CPU I want. I was thinking Pentium? I hear the AMD is better though, but it's more for gamers? So I figured a 3.0ghz p4 would be good enough for me?

As far as the motherboard goes, I'm eyeing on the ASUS brand. I have to decide what CPU I'm getting first though >_<

Any help would be appreciated ^_^

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with AMD. Intel are rip offs.


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Old 07-03-2005, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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for non gamer this is the only time I'd suggest intel
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Old 07-03-2005, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you ever decide to become a gamer, AMD is best however.
so, umm, err yeah
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I have decided to get these two


ASUS Motherboard

Well I'm looking at the Cases now. What power supply is suitable for this motherboard? Sorry for the dumb question >_<
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Amd kills Intel in photoshop, and is very competetive with Intel in the other areas you mentioned. I would suggest an AMD processor, since its cheaper than comparable Intels.

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