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Poll Results: Which rig should They go for?

 
  • 64% (20)
    AM2 X2 3800+
  • 35% (11)
    Budget C2D
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post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by ae804 View Post
i wasn't saying that it would have a shorter life span, but that the c2d processor would allow him to wait longer before needing to purchase a new computer.
Nah, I don't really think so. I mean, the C2Ds are better most of the time, but, the .4ghz makes a big of enough difference, that I think it'll perform better than this particular C2D would. So the X2 would be better long term for him

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post #22 of 57
Even my crap processor will be sufficient for the stuff he needs to do, get the cheaper build. And impress him with your dealing skills, then demand some cash .

EDIT: Congrats Xera .
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post #23 of 57
Get rid of the AGP card and take a PCI-E mobo with onboard grahpics.
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post #24 of 57
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Originally Posted by Xerasyte View Post
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Anyway, it sounds like you've made up your mind, so go for it!

Have fun building and i agree with Chris, get the cash for what ever you saved him

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post #25 of 57
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Even my crap processor will be sufficient for the stuff he needs to do, get the cheaper build. And impress him with your dealing skills, then demand some cash .

EDIT: Congrats Xera .
Thank ya.

Yes, demand cash for all the hard work you put into building that rig for him.
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post #26 of 57
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Originally Posted by Xerasyte View Post
Nah, I don't really think so. I mean, the C2Ds are better most of the time, but, the .4ghz makes a big of enough difference, that I think it'll perform better than this particular C2D would. So the X2 would be better long term for him

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris_483 View Post
Even my crap processor will be sufficient for the stuff he needs to do, get the cheaper build. And impress him with your dealing skills, then demand some cash .

EDIT: Congrats Xera .
Agreed

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Originally Posted by Mebby View Post
Get rid of the AGP card and take a PCI-E mobo with onboard grahpics.
Can you find a cheap one? on OCUK
    
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post #27 of 57
And then split your "hard earned" cash beetween me, Xera and ae .
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post #28 of 57
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And then split your "hard earned" cash beetween me, Xera and ae .
You allready got a "mad Endorsed" avy - thats better than any ammount of cash
    
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post #29 of 57
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You allready got a "mad Endorsed" avy - thats better than any ammount of cash
Oh yes true true , it got a 9/10 and a 10/10 in the "Rate the avatar above you thread" .

500 Posts .
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post #30 of 57
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Oh yes true true , it got a 9/10 and a 10/10 in the "Rate the avatar above you thread" .

500 Posts .
Pretty good for 4minutes work eh
    
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