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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Steroids, Nov 25, 2006.

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  1. Steroids

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    I am planning on getting a new computer, ONLY ONE MORE MONTH.. And i am having someone i know make the computer, and they dont exactly like intel.. and as thinking of getting a Intel Core Two Duo E6660 2.4... I have heard that the benchemarks ARE AWESOME YA.. but the game play and everyday use isnt so good.. crashes hang time and so on.. anyone else hear of this.. just want to make sure its not his anti intel comming out..

    So any clarafication Would BE GREAT
     
  2. reinstate

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    in my experiences intel has been way better than any thing else so don't worry about it
     
  3. RSM123

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    Here is one site (Tomshardware) that doe detailed tests on all mannre of hardware ...

    This is one of their reports on the Dual Core Duo :

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/04/24/dual_core_intel_processors_for_low/

    In the event you don't want to plough through the whole article, scroll down to the drop down box 'table of contents' and selects the parts that interest you.
     
  4. Steroids

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    the buddy of mine says that it is faster and what not just not as stable as the current amds(x2), so ima ssuming by that article that he is right? correct. by the conclusion page..
     
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  6. Steroids

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    ya i thought that the link he said was a little off but, so i know bench marks smoke the amd, the guy building the comp said that he has seen people with the core two duo, that has had the "stable" problems.. so i waas jw.. seeing if he was bs'in or what not..
     
  7. win2kpro

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    Use good quality components, and I don't think you will encounter any instability issues that are caused by the processor.
     
  8. Steroids

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    k thanks
     
  9. schusterjo

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    I figure I will throw this information below (computer build/price) Far as Intel they are on top right now with AMD supposed to be releasing a new chip first quarter some time putting them back on top. You will see that there are issues on both sides AMD and Intel but more to do with the motherboard chipset then the CPUs themselves. (Somebody here disagrees with me when i say this but "most "issues have been fixed with bios and driver upgrades.
    You can visit AMD forums to verify that information. "Not all issues but most have been resolved")


    Guide to building a Gaming rig..
    People/kids run out and get the biggest and fastest graphic cards they can find. Well the problem with that is they have no ideal they just waisted their money due to the fact their current CPU is not going to allow that graphic card run to its full potential (lowering the performance).

    The ideal is to get the BIGGEST CPU possible without really cutting into the graphic card size.
    1.Decent motherboard that is a stable board

    2.Pack in the biggest and fastest CPU you ca afford. (remember Ghz does not really mean anything anymore its all about how much work the cpu can do in a given time.)

    3.Then you need to look at the Video card
    rules for best performance
    ATI= buy ATI
    Nvidia=Buy BFG
    (by the way the card I chose for you is a monster and is capable of doing anything you ask it with ease)

    4.Ram (very important but is usually the cheapest to upgrade thats why i put it last) (and notice the video card I chose for you has 512Mb of ram that would help you greatly)
    You really want no less then 1G but preferably 2G for gaming.
    Corsiar
    OCZ
    Samsung
    Crucial
    Kingston
    (do not mix manufacture or speed or size of ram for best performance, may cause issues with computer as well. you can put 2 different speeds but the system will run at the slowest ram speed. a good rule is to by the exact same sticks)

    Follow those steps and you will end up with a great machine.

    Tthats why I put such a fast and expensive CPU in the system I priced for you but I still kept you machine under budget
    If you want a full system then add these(minus monitor keyboard/mouse)


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    Total $1017.14
     
  10. Steroids

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    thanks a lot, i was thinking a bigger hard drive and more ram.. and a psu...

    HD=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136003

    Ram=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145590

    Just my ideas
    psu- idk.. but everything else LOOKS great thanks a lot!!!/ psu cuz i also have a case.. and i didnt think that was power enough.. sorry to butcher ur info... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811146029 <--case
     
  11. Steroids

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    or just double up on ur ram...
     
  12. win2kpro

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    If you buy a C2D Processor and a board with an Intel 963, 965 or 975 chipset make absolutely sure that the RAM is compatible. The vast majority of problems with these chipsets and the C2D processor has been RAM incompatability.
     
  13. Steroids

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    thanks....
     
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