Join Date: Jun 2005
Help Me Choose
hi all, just wanted your advice on which system to build, ive saved up and im wanting to upgrade my pc but one of my main probs is i carnt choose between intel and amd i will give you guys the hardware im looking at and hopfully u can help
P4 660 LGA775 3.6GHz
Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE
1gb Crucial Ballistix DDR2
Asus EAX800XL GFX Card
Western Digital 36.7Gb Raptor just for system files
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 90nm
DFI LanParty NF4 SLI-DR =OR= Abit AN8 SLi Fatal1ty nForce4
XFX GeForce PCX6600 GT Extreme Gamers Edition X2 for SLI config
Raptor again for system files
I think thats every thing, lol
I basicly use my pc for internet and games and i know that Intel is gud for multi taskin and apps, and AMD is best for games but the only game i really go on all the time is football manager and i dont want to loose the performance in my apps, but then im not even sure if i will loose that performance if i choose AMD so this is where i guess u guys come in
HELP ME PLEASEEEEEEE
AMDx2 4200+ / LANPARTY nF4 SLI DR MB / 2gig CORSAIR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX / XFX GeFORCE 6600gt in SLI config / 1 36gig RAPTOR 2 120gig BARRACUDA'S / LIAN LI V1000+
I'm not too up to date on Intel systems but have been looking at an A64 system for myself which I'll be busy in the next couple weeks.
You're better off going for one 6800GT at the moment rather than two 6600GT's, similar price and performance and you still have the option of a second 6800GT in the future.
Go for the DFI motherboard, from what I've read the Fatality is just a gimick you pay more for. The best SLI mobo is the DFI, the best value for money SLI is the Asus.
The SanDiego 4000+ seems a bit like overkill, especially for internet surfing and champ manager. Go for the 3700+ and you'll probably not notice any difference other than the £100 in your pocket.
The extra bonus with the Athlon system is it will be skt 939 which will allow you to get a dual core cpu in the future without changing motherboard.
I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure...
PC 1- Allendale E6300 @ 2.8GHz, 7800GT, 500W SilenX PSU, Lian Li V1000B+, Logitech G5 mouse, Dell 2405FPW TFT(drool.....), Windows XP Pro/ XP Pro 64bit
PC 2- SanDiego 3700+,6600GT, Asus A8N-VM, Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX, IMon VFD, Lian Li V300B, Dell 2407FPW (drool some more....), Windows MCE 2005
Join Date: Feb 2003
I would agree with the better with a single 6800GT now than x2 660GT.
The ABIT SLi I'm not too sure about. The Ultra is highly rated but I haven't seen a review of the SLi boards yet.
1 thing that I have noted across the boards is that in general the ABIT boards seem to give better performance out of the box than the last few DFIs whereas the DFIs may ultimately go higher they require a lot more tweaking to get there (true of NF7 v Lp II & NF8 v Lp nF3 250Gb).
MSI P55-GD80, i5 750
abit A-S78H, Phenom 9750, 4Gb G.Skill PC8500
Asus P5N-E SLI, E6600/XP-120, 4Gb G.Skill PC8500, HD3870, Tagan 530W
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