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New Machine build...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by noelg24, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    So some of you will already know I am buying my new parts one at a time for my new machine. Here is the list as follows:

    ASUS M2R32-MVP Crossfire Mobo
    2GB DDR2 6400 GEIL Dual Channel Kit
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 AM2
    2x 500GB SATA HDD (possibly seagate or samsung)
    2x ATI Radeon 2600XT 256MB graphics (possibly GDDR3)
    Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
    2x DVD-RW (one will be lightscribe)
    2x 19" LCD TFT monitors
    600W+ PSU

    Thats the lot for now. I have already gotten my mobo and RAM and the sound card is due to arrive soon. Next purchase is my CPU (roughly £100). Have yet to decide on what PSU and case to get but thats the basics there for now. :biggrin
     
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  2. michael78

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    nice spec Noel, but why didn't you go for Core Duo 2 over AMD 64 X2. Wouldn't you of gotten more bang for your buck?
     
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  3. noelg24

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    thanks slypie, but I prefer AMD to Intel, besides I have just found on ebuyer the price for the CPU is £98 with free delivery :biggrin and after reading the reviews, people are saying some really good things about it.

    And since my mobo has an ATI chipset in it and AMD and ATI are now one, it makes sense to have AMD :biggrin
     
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  4. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    intels c2d is far superior to anything amd have atm, you should consider reconsidering. i used to be an amd fan but that was only while they ruled the market from 2001-06.

    grim
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Slypie and Grim are absolutely correct on this one. AMD held the price AND performance crown for a number of years, but Intel's come out like a lion and overtaken them with the C2D. You can't beat C2D's performance, and the price is great... definitely the best bang for the buck. It's not "slightly superior", or "a little better"... it absolutely beats the pants off anything AMD has to offer.
     
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    Just as a quick "aside", whats the difference between an Intel Dual Core, and an intel Core 2 Duo processor????

    I always thought that AMD were the most cost effective!
     
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    amd were cheaper and faster but not since intels conroe architecture was released last year.

    grim
     
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  8. Theprof

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    The difference is in the Cache and the front side bus. the C2D's have a greater cache and bus.
     
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  9. noelg24

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    guys I know the Intels are the in thing right now...but its been AMD for me since I was 19 and started building PCs...after I built one PC with a Pentium 3 processor in it, then I found out I could overclock an AMD...and I just love all things AMD like I do ATI as I have had a bad experience with nVidia cards...

    besides it would mean switching to an Intel based mobo and all that...and I am happy where I am...you say you get more bang for your buck with Intel but if I was to buy one, it would be the C2D extreme which I think you will find is a lot more pricey than the AMD 6000...and I do tend to go for the fastest possible CPU...and one I know I can afford.

    But thank you all...
     
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    intel comparison chart

    if you was to buy the most expensive intel chip you would have a quad core not a duo core as they fit the same socket.

    i'm not loyal to any one company, i buy what evers the fastest for the money.

    grim
     
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    i used amd for years but recently got an e6600 and a 8800GTX due to the reviews. my mobo also allows me to upgrade to quad core as well :biggrin and another 8800GTX....if it fits in my case

    you might as well try and future proof your system a little more like ive tried. at the end of the day its your system
     
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    Actually, that's not it... the Core 2 Duos have a completely different architecture from the Core Duos, which increases performance quite drastically. I wouldn't recommend getting a Core Duo for that reason.
     
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    You do know that Core 2 Duos are *extremely* overclockable, right? Much more so than the current batch of AMD procs... that's one of the main reasons PC enthusiasts buy C2Ds.
     
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    My friend clocked an Intel e4300 to 3.7ghz on air and then 3.9ghz with his phase unit..

    In case you are not aware, the 4300 model is very cheap these days and still clocks like a beast with its 9x multiplier. He also clocked his 6700 to 4300mhz - yes hes an overclocker :p

    I wish I got one a 4300 instead of my 6400. Either way, AMD is a waste of money right now compared to Intel IMHO.
     
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    what phase cooler does he use ?

    i built my own a few years back that ran on propane which does -42'c @ 1bar (14.5 psi) which works out about -20'c at the block :) could have regassed it and tweaked the suction line but had a hole in a join that i never got round to repairing.

    grim
     
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    Chilly1 custom phase unit -69c
     
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  18. noelg24

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    Guys, guys, guys...I appreciate all the things you have said, but others have tried and all failed to make me buy Intel CPUs...even if someone paid me lots of money I still wouldnt buy Intel...yes you can call me an AMD fan boy, I dont care...as I said I had bad experiences with Intel chips in the past and will never use Intel again...besides AMD will be releasing their own quad core CPUs hopefully late this year or early next year...so i wait to see how that goes...

    besides the only way I would go back to Intel is if AMD suddenly stopped making CPUs or went bust...and I know that isnt going to happen. :biggrin
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    If you insist... AMD fanboi. :p

    Are you so sure about that?

    From Barrons, on 4/10/07:

    From ZDNet, on 4/23/07:

    I don't have to convince you... things will happen with or without my opinion. :)
     
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  20. grim

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    sweet they are supposed to be awesome coolers, he wasn't around when i did mine. i've got a baker block had to import it from the US.

    grim
     
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