Which Computer? Gateway GT5028 or GT5012? Need to make a decision before tomorrow...

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Capnbob

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Howdy,

The day before yesterday I bought the Gateway GT5028. I also upgraded the graphics card to a Radeon X800 XL.

I've realized that I could return my current computer in exchange for a Gateway GT5012 with a really sweet upgraded soundcard that has digital fiber optic outputs as well as RCA outputs. I really don't need that, but what the heck.

I talked to the manager of the place I'm buying my computer and I'm told I could get the Gateway GT5012 with the better soundcard for about $100 more than what I've already paid.

Here's the GT5028: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/5876/5876sp3.shtml

Here's the GT5012: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/GTModels/5394/5394sp3.shtml

I'm confused about the processors because on the sticker on the front of the GT5012 says that it has a Dual-core 2.8 GHZ processor but Gateway's site says it's a "Intel® Pentium® 4 processor Operates at 2.8 GHz, 800 MHz FSB 2 × 1 MB L2 cache"

So which computer would be better? I play lots of games and will be doing video editing.

Any tips are much appreciated!

-Capnbob
 
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I would go with the:
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800+

I wouldn't worry about an upgraded soundcard, save your $100 & since you plan on doing some video editing & games, more ram would be a better choice for that $100.
 
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Looking at just the specs for the AMD, I thought that was definately the better choice but when I look at the specs for the Intel comp, I see what a pickle you're in.

I would say stick with the AMD :)
 
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