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  1. Gam'ster

    Gam'ster New Member

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    Hello tpu i need ur help up untill today i was content on ordering the following:

    E8200
    Asus maximus formula
    Ballistix tracers pc8500 1066mhz
    Seagate 7200.10 250gb or 320gb.
    Sony-nec optaric sata DvD - rw Drive lightscribe.

    But im confused to tell u the truth because the phenom is also tempting, i was also thinking of :

    Phenom 9550 2.2 ghz
    Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe/Wi-Fi
    Ballistix tracers pc8500 1066mhz
    Same HD
    Same Burner

    I will use it for online gaming, browsing, i do encode audio/video on occasion and ive recently found a like for FPS :rockout: that i never played much before.
    Please dont suggest a Graphics card as my plan is to sell what i currently have after my new gear is up and running for a HD 3870 XT and an aftermarket cooler for cpu, im reusing my case, PSU, and peripherals.

    Any comment welcome and i really do need ur help as im totally :confused:, i will be making my purchase from scan.co.uk for reference.

    Thanks
    Gam
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    well you've got two completely different routes there with dual core and quad core
    if you're not a benchmark whore like most of us (me included hehe) I would go phenom quad core as it really does make a difference in overall ease of use and productivity, you may not notice a huge difference going from dual to quad, but I really noticed it when I went from quad back down to dual (if that makes any sense lol...)
    plus it's always pretty cool to keep a consistent platform (ie AMD/ATI)
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    Gam'ster New Member

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    Ok makes sense nflesher:), but can i ask what u mean by " ease of use " like quicker system response ? but yeah i would imagine that a quad make a difference in encoding :).

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    I would go with a Phenom system. Its cheaper and you can use more of that cash on better video card(s).
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    Gam'ster New Member

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    Well thanks to the guys who posted :), anyone else have any input i just need advice/comment to aid my decision making ?

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    Gam
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    Gam'ster New Member

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    I wont require any further help on this matter atm.

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    I rather you get the Intel system. But I would swap the E8200 for E8400. It overclocks to 4 GHz quite easy even on a crappy mobo.

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