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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    And general multitasking. For a buddy and I'm less schooled in the new sockets. The CPU options easier to figure out but boards? One of the Gigabytes? RAM?
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    C'mon guys! I know this place is chock full of AMD fans but still!

    Bueller?
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    You won't need anything extreme for that sort of thing.

    Hells a 775 system with an e5200 and 4gb of ram would be plenty for such tasks.


    What I mean to say is just go with brands you know are good but you won't need anything fancy.
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    There is a similar discussion here. In all I suggest waiting for the P65 chipsets.
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    Thanks. Yeah depending on what the guy wants to spend I may go P45/C2Q. He runs a small monthly newspaper and already has one e6400 P965 system so I am looking to do more of an upgrade with the next. Will swap out an old P4 Dell. At least a quad and 4GB RAM; he will take advantage. Was thinking about lower-end P55 mainly for memory bandwidth increase I guess even though for his needs it's probably not that important. That and being able to play with i5 before I otherwise would.

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