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Old 03-12-2005, 08:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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stop hatnig dale leave.. u stupid ....

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Old 03-12-2005, 09:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't believe in all of the hype about AMD processors being better for gaming than Intel. It is true that the 64 series (FX-53 & FX-55) are great processors for gaming. The P4 extreme Edition is mighty nice too. The P4 3.46 Extreme Edition has a 1066MHz FSB. If you have a MOBO that supports it, gaming will be just as sweet. The difference in price of the FX-55 & P4 3.46EE is about $150.00

I don't know, i've had AMD & Intel and they've both served me well in different ways.

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Old 03-12-2005, 09:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Glad you like the card. Im gonna be recieving a similar PC soon - only AMD and a diff vid card (X850 XT PE . Does your wife use that PC for anything hardware intensve? thats a helluva nice PC for microsoft word lol

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Glad you like the X800XT. I didn't know HL2 would be that different on it than the 9800 Pro, being as it was made for the 9800 series. Glad you like your purchase. I bet its a heck of alot better than the X800 Pro.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I think the extra 4 pipes makes a difference, amongst other things. Can't wait to finish the build I'm working on so I can see how this x800 xl benches.
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Old 03-13-2005, 06:02 AM   #16 (permalink)
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your right she will probably never notice the change lol
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Seems like a loss for someone who wouldnt notice intergrated vs x800XT PE

And yeah, AMD do run games better.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The Video Card isn't for her, it's for me. I'm using her PC until I can get back to mine. I've decribe the situation in detail in a previous post.

As far as AMD vs. INTEL goes, it's all just a matter of opinion.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I prefer AMD simply because its a little cheaper and still gets the job done nicely.

I wish I could drop 500+ on a graphics card. :P Oh well, my little ol' 6600GT should suffice for a while, until I can either pick up a 6800 or another 6600.

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for now a 6600gt will run all games just fine, just maybe not at the highest resolutions.

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