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Old 04-06-2005, 07:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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but doesnt overclocking decrease the life of the CPU? well ive never overclocked before so that makes me a noob. with this computer, ill probably download a lot, surf the web a lot, and play games
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list the games youll play
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It does, but I'm quite certain a CPU lifespan is estimated around a couple billion hours so you'll go from like 1,000,000,000 to like 800,000,000 hours. :P
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yea man if you overclock a few million of hours won't hurt anything.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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RPG's:

1)Marrowmind
2)Fable
3)Warcraft 3

MMO's:

1)City of Heros/Villians
2)Dark age of Camelot
3)Guild Wars

Shooters:

1)CS:S(im guessing the specs on this game are HIGH)
2)GTA: San Andreas

Strategy:

1)Age of Empires 3

these should give you some ideas on what kinda games i would like my computer to run
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all of the games you listed will run fine on any comp, but not cs:s

you'll need to dish out at least $100 for a gfx card
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so...if you had to dish out atMOST $80 for a CPU to run those games which one would you buy?

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XP-M. NEVER buy a celeron D. I'd almost prefer to be the prison mate of a man named Bubba then to use on of those.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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haha. which XP-M would you recommend me? oh and if i want to overclock my future CPU would i need to use some kind of software program or can i just change the FSB in the BIOS?
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If you get a aftermarket board, most likely the BIOS. And just get the most powerful XP-M you can afford.
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