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HIyaz fellaz, im going into the pci express mobo's. and with mobo and processor i going to have to stay under 400. because the vcard will be expensive.
i really wanted to wait until next year when the prices go down but playing test drive unlimited my vcard i have to turn everything off and still get bad fps..all the games i played i had no problems. cod, counter strike, splinter cell, far cry..
but newer gaes are coming out sooo..you know the rest..
So Question # 1.. Back when i built this computer AMD was on top for gaming.
is it still the same or is INTEL gottin better for gaming/OR does it matter now...
2ND Question is i have pick these 2 products 1 set is AMD and the other is INTEL
any bad reviews on what I picked if so plz tell me since i dont go by the newegg reviews just go by the top seller picks..

INTEL SETUP:
Asus P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 Nforce 680I
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131073

Asus P5N32-E SLI PLUS LGA 775 Nforce 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131153

Processor
Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

AMD SETUP:
M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

Processor
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773

Geeze i forgot how to do that hyper link thingy sorry....
anyways so which setup would be good for now..thx for any help
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post #2 of 13
1)Intel is better and still you will gain more difference in case of OC
2) you picked Nice products still i wont go with a Nvidia Mobo unless you are planning SLI
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post #3 of 13
sadly Intel C2D is better than AMD X2 (for the time being), Anyhow from Intel mobo side I advice you to get: MSI P6N SLI Platinum & from the AMD mobo side go for DFI INFINITY NF570-M2.

Or if you like you can wait tell November & check the new Quad-Core AMD Phenom, It looks promising.
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Not to mention that Intel price cuts are coming @ 22 July ,, Q6600 will cost less than 300$
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post #5 of 13
go with a c2d. look at the p35 mobo chipsets.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=
most of these will do ya real good.
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post #6 of 13
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not right now but i will thats why i picked sli , man prices on a good vcard is like 300 plus so ill get one for now then ill run 2 ...yah i seen in on another thread that intel came a long way in gaming...so intel 650i or 680i can you tell the diff..
oh btw i thank this site for giving me a pretty good eye on picking system componets.hehe thx bro..thats why i always suggest this site when i go to like microcenter and over here peps talking about some problems they have i always suggest them to come here =p...
BTW i really like asus mobos i think there the best...or has that changed also ...
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post #7 of 13
if you go sli and want to stick with nvidia mobo the p5n32 is nice
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post #8 of 13
The 650i is great for the price ,,, it is a down version from the 680i but still great

There is a review on firing squad were you can see the difference between the Asus P5N32-E SLI and Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/..._680i_roundup/

any way i wont pick the Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus for the 180$ mark

Performance wise Between Mobos is not that much it is always between 1-3% so Mobo decision depends in 1) Features 2) Price 3) OC
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post #9 of 13
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thx fellaz, some of these games need physics to look good so ill have to pick a decent vcard that supports it 2so its INTEL yea im not in a hurry ill have to save up also ..
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buy intel lol
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