gaming processor and mobo

hascet

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ladykiller said:
what is a good amd processor and mobo combination for a gaming rig?

thanks
I don't know if you just want amd because you like them lol, but you should take a serious look into Intel Core 2 Duos or maybe even the Core 2 Quads if your budget is big enough for one of those. Right now the intel core 2's are kicking amd in the butt.

heres a link to the best price to performance ratio core 2 duo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003
 

ladykiller1

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i'm "building it for school" so i can write it off next year. :)

i don't really have a set budget per say. a couple months ago i priced out a pretty decent box and it came to like $2k. so i guess $2k is a nice round number to shoot for.

i don't necessarily prefer amd over intel, i've just heard from a couple people that amd is better. then again, i've heard the same about intel.

i would like an SLI compatible mobo.

i appologize about the delayed responce.

thanks
 
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at a 2k budget a C2D is way better(this is coming from an amd fan) dont go quad core not enough support for them or good drivers the e6600 is the single best CPU in the world factoring in price
 

hascet

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heres a quick build that will suit you very nicely assuming you already have keyboard monitor mouse, etc.

mobo: evga 680i chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813188009
gpu: evga 8800gtx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130072
cpu: core 2 duo e6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115003
ram: corsair dominator ddr2 800 2GB(2x1gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145168
hdd: western digital raptor 74gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822136033
case: lian-li pc60bpluII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811112100

total comes to $1700 USD which leaves you $300 for other things such as dvd drive etc...plus there a couple rebates with those parts...thsi motherboard supports sli and so does this video card if later opn down the road you wanted to throw two of these in sli but that card can handle any game on all high settings without sli easily
 

freestyler105

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The build hascet posted is good. You may want to add an additional hard drive for extra storage if you have lots of music, movies, etc.

What are you using it for?? Just school? Gaming?
 
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