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Gam'ster

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System Name Toshiba L350
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Motherboard Toshiba 780G/SB700
Cooling Laptop
Memory 3GB
Video Card(s) ATI HD3000
Storage 250GB
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Case Black/Carbon effect
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#1
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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#2
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)
 

Gam'ster

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#3
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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Gam
 
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Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8ghz
Motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870
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Memory Kingston ValueRAM 4GB DDR3-1333
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#4
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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#5
Well thanks to the guys who posted :), anyone else have any input i just need advice/comment to aid my decision making ?

Thanks
Gam
 

Gam'ster

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#6
I wont require any further help on this matter atm.

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Gam.
 
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Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula (X48) w/ Rampage BIOS | Asus P5Q Pro (P45)
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#7
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.