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i've checked the prices, i dont have to spend all the moneyz in the world.. but now, have some questions that i do find on google, but i dont understan jack about the benchmarkings.. lawl

i want my new pc for gaming mainly.. internet etc etc but gaming.. so i dunno if go with a Pentium Dual core, or the Athlon 64 x2 dual.. I was thinking going with the Athlon, they are cheaper, and they are famously known to kick ####### in gaming.. now.. the x2 has 2 motherboards, the socket 939 and the new AM2.. both barebones I found are the same price, so I dunno if getting the old socketand more available socket 939, or just jump to the AM2..

thats the main issue there..

thx and hope someone can answer :thumbs:


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i've checked the prices, i dont have to spend all the moneyz in the world.. but now, have some questions that i do find on google, but i dont understan jack about the benchmarkings.. lawl

i want my new pc for gaming mainly.. internet etc etc but gaming.. so i dunno if go with a Pentium Dual core, or the Athlon 64 x2 dual.. I was thinking going with the Athlon, they are cheaper, and they are famously known to kick ####### in gaming.. now.. the x2 has 2 motherboards, the socket 939 and the new AM2.. both barebones I found are the same price, so I dunno if getting the old socketand more available socket 939, or just jump to the AM2..

thats the main issue there..

thx and hope someone can answer :thumbs:

Might be worth comparing them here. I've always found the site reliable. I've not looked into the AM2 enough to make a suggestion myself yet :)

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James is getting ready to build himself another one, I'll forward this thread to him and maybe he can help. He's been researching for a while now, and he's gotten himself some new games so he's particularly looking at video and sound capabilities. He's asleep right now tho :P


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i've checked the prices, i dont have to spend all the moneyz in the world.. but now, have some questions that i do find on google, but i dont understan jack about the benchmarkings.. lawl

i want my new pc for gaming mainly.. internet etc etc but gaming.. so i dunno if go with a Pentium Dual core, or the Athlon 64 x2 dual.. I was thinking going with the Athlon, they are cheaper, and they are famously known to kick ####### in gaming.. now.. the x2 has 2 motherboards, the socket 939 and the new AM2.. both barebones I found are the same price, so I dunno if getting the old socketand more available socket 939, or just jump to the AM2..

thats the main issue there..

thx and hope someone can answer :thumbs:

I just built my computer back in May and I'm a gamer (Halflife2, BF2 and BF2142 next month). I used a 939 socket but I'd go with the AM2 if I built it today .

I have 2 Nvidia 6800s in SLI on my motherboard (PCI-E). Totally worth it. Both video cards have to be identical to do this. You still have the option to only run 1 video card. My video setting are all the way up with no lag.

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We have several folks here building PC's using CORE2 Duo. Some with more success than others. The chips are a little too bleading edge for some. They only work with some memory and some motherboard combinations. If your leaning towards Core2 Duo which is now the leader and you are building your first PC Id buy a kit as opposed to selecting your own parts.

But AMD has the value equation. Id go AMD if I was at all concerned about price vs performance.


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I've been building with only AMD since 1995. Never a problem.


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the one i wanna build is amd athlon 64 x2 dual 3800+ (like 2.2ghz)... 1gb Ram.. and a friend recommended me the "SAPPHIRE 100130L-BL Radeon X800GTO2 256MB 256-bit.. he told me its easily overclockable.. although i might just jump to the 512mb.. i just wanna play FEAR right lol..

We have several folks here building PC's using CORE2 Duo. Some with more success than others. The chips are a little too bleading edge for some. They only work with some memory and some motherboard combinations. If your leaning towards Core2 Duo which is now the leader and you are building your first PC Id buy a kit as opposed to selecting your own parts.

But AMD has the value equation. Id go AMD if I was at all concerned about price vs performance.

yeh it was a little bit trickier than i thought but i have a friend who works in PC hardware so he told me the basics.. but ye.. the am2 socket doesn't use DDR ram, they use DDR2, which is very different lol.. also they come with pci-express slots rather than the now old AGP... but.. im basically buying hte barebone kit, motherboard and case, and just put the other stuff in it (processor, ram and video card).. i have 2 very good hard drives and dvd-player, so i dont need to change them


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What is the $$ amount that you want to stay within?

Do you have a case already? with the newer boards... should prolly get highest watt power source avail too.

let me know that and i'll see what the different options are.


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What is the $$ amount that you want to stay within?

Do you have a case already? with the newer boards... should prolly get highest watt power source avail too.

let me know that and i'll see what the different options are.

yea the kit i found has the motherboard, case and teh right power source for the athlon duals..


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I downloaded FEAR multiplayer and have my settings all the way up. It looks sweet!!!!


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What is the $$ amount that you want to stay within?

Do you have a case already? with the newer boards... should prolly get highest watt power source avail too.

let me know that and i'll see what the different options are.

yea the kit i found has the motherboard, case and teh right power source for the athlon duals..

Ok. thats cool... but what is total price you want to stay around?


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If I was building a PC I'd get an AMD AM2 dual core processor, an Abit or Asus motherboard, Nvidia SLI chipset, Nvidia video card. I'd get (actually got for my last PC) a WD Raptor SATA 72GB HD, then get two or three SATA HDs for storage & RAID them together. I run Linux so all of that stuff is easily compatible, especially the video (ATI works, but is a pain).


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What is the $$ amount that you want to stay within?

Do you have a case already? with the newer boards... should prolly get highest watt power source avail too.

let me know that and i'll see what the different options are.

yea the kit i found has the motherboard, case and teh right power source for the athlon duals..

Ok. thats cool... but what is total price you want to stay around?

well i've done some research, and newegg.com has th best prices.. i can get all (no assembly. i'd have to do it) for 550 bucks.. asus am2 motherboard with the nvidia stuff.. athlon 64 x2 dual 3800... 1gb ddr2 512 video cardd


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If I was building a PC I'd get an AMD AM2 dual core processor, an Abit or Asus motherboard, Nvidia SLI chipset, Nvidia video card. I'd get (actually got for my last PC) a WD Raptor SATA 72GB HD, then get two or three SATA HDs for storage & RAID them together. I run Linux so all of that stuff is easily compatible, especially the video (ATI works, but is a pain).

I have the WD Raptor SATA 72GB HD. It rocks!! I usually load into a game first for my multiplayer games.


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