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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 #51 of 57
Good choice mad
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post #52 of 57
build him the c2d rig, it's flat out better for the future. Although that mobo is limited, it can support quadcore, so in the future if he wants more juice just swap out the cpu, by that time e6600/q will be dirt cheap.

Sure the x2 is more then enough, but why not just build the c2d? This seems like a mickey mouse kind of question.
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post #53 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjoc13 View Post
build him the c2d rig, it's flat out better for the future. Although that mobo is limited, it can support quadcore, so in the future if he wants more juice just swap out the cpu, by that time e6600/q will be dirt cheap.

Sure the x2 is more then enough, but why not just build the c2d? This seems like a mickey mouse kind of question.
Did you read any of our conversation above?
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post #54 of 57
Go with the AMD rig. Sounds like a good setup. It got me to thinking about getting one going for my parents too
post #55 of 57
The most important parts with Vista is your RAM and your Video Card. I've actually had Vista loaded on a Athlon XP 2ker with 1.5GB of DDR400 and a 6600 card and it ran just fine in games like Half Life (1 not 2 lol) and WoW.
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post #56 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
The most important parts with Vista is your RAM and your Video Card. I've actually had Vista loaded on a Athlon XP 2ker with 1.5GB of DDR400 and a 6600 card and it ran just fine in games like Half Life (1 not 2 lol) and WoW.
Yea Vista LOVES RAM. Still, when I'm out of game, I can for the most part run vista perfectly. When I'm in-game though it runs A LOT slower than normal.
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post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
A sempron is £35, A X2 is £45

Hmm what will I pick
Well, did not know the price difference there, US the X2 3600 is $69 (retail) and Sempron 3000 is $28 (retail).
You said budget, thats why I brought it up. Vista Basic works just fine on my kids rig.

Heck, just tell him you could do it for £XX with the Sempron, but with the "better" X2 it would only be £10 more. Makes you look better and gives him the option of getting the "better" machine.
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