Convince me not to buy Intel

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emulcahy

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I'm looking at the Asus P5WD2 (955 chipset) motherboard
Asus's info site

With a P4 640 LGA 775 2Mb 800fsb (3.2 ghz)
2 gigs of DDR2-667
and a ATI X800 graphics card.

Hard drives, sound, and other peripherals are covered. This system will mainly be a gaming system. I would definitely consider going AMD- all my previous systems have been, but I can't find any setup I like as much. the 64bit processor line is no good for me, as the main applications i use are not 64 bit, and I do not have a 64 bit distro of windows. My pockets are not endless. I would only consider systems that are equally or less expensive with similar performance.

Well anyway, this is my first post here, so have at it!
 

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If that's the system you know you want, I say go for it. I'm not going to try to try to convince you to go AMD. That would just start a flame war. And we know the MODS are watching.... lol
 

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it's for gaming, so the Athlon 64 Venice will run better.
for multimedia the Intel would win, but for gaming, go for the Athlon 64 3200+ Venice, with an MSI K8N Neo 4

and go for G.Skill RAM with Samsung TCCD's

it's really up to you, but that's what I recommend
 

emulcahy

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I play World of Warcraft quite a bit, and I heard that game has problems with Athlon 64 boards, So I am kind of leary about that.
 

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Ask on the WoW support forums if it really does. But i doubt that it really has problems with the CPU maybe certain boards and setups. Anyways Athlon is cheaper for its power.
 

Elbatrop1

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That link for the motherboard points to the wrong one.

Anyways, that system is going to be pretty sweet. You wont be disappointed.

As for 64-bit, etc, dont make that scare you away from any 64-bit CPU. Just because it can run 64bit OS/software, doesnt mean that it doesnt run 32bit stuff. In fact, that CPU you chose supports 64bit software.

If you were looking at an ATI card, go for the X800XL. Its a really good bang for you buck, even though you'll probably get a few recommendations of 6600GTs or 6800GTs.
 
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