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post #11 of 18
The AMD build is future proof in that down the road, he only has to upgrade the proc. Besides, games are more dependant on the gpu than the cpu, generally speaking.
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post #12 of 18
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I might upgrade the CPU to a higher X2 model, I don't know yet...

I'll wait to see what Chozart has to say
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Originally Posted by SerenityKill3r View Post
I might upgrade the CPU to a higher X2 model, I don't know yet...

I'll wait to see what Chozart has to say
well then I suppose I shouldn't offer any amd suggestions...
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well then I suppose I shouldn't offer any amd suggestions...
Thanks for the help anyway man, I've decided to get an NZXT Apollo case instead, so that should be cool...
post #15 of 18
why not get SATA2 instead of that outdated ata platform?
Otherwise, for the games you want to play, that system should
handle your needs fine.
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post #16 of 18
I would stay away from the 8600 if I were you. It performs slightly better than the 7600, but again it's your choice.
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I was also thinking of getting an x1950pro, but I would like to go with nvidia, but hopefully by the time I build, Nvidias prices will have dropped...
post #18 of 18
You will not be disappointed with the 3600+ I don't think that it's worth the extra money to get a chip with 2 x 1 MB L2, either. If you get an AM2 build, you can upgrade to Barcelona. Even if Barcelona doesn't pwn the crap out of Intel, if it even competes it'll be worth it. Heck, for everything short of benchmarks, the difference between an E6600 and a X2 6000+ seem to be minimal at best. Once AMD gets quad core, then the Barcelona vs C2Q war will start, and that's where the future of Power Computing will be decided.
    
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