buying a new computer part 2

  chrisintheuk 17:48 14 Aug 07
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Hi there.
Could anyone give me a little advice on what computer to buy.I currently use my pc for games/videos/mp3 and photos.
I currently have
p4 3.4 running xp
asus mother board
Nvidia 256 card fx 5700 (old)
400 gig drive
DVD Ram drive
This seems to slow and my fans are on full when playing new games.

I am currently looking at some on e-bay as follows

Thermaltake Soprano case 650W PSU
INTEL Core2Quad Q6600/4 x Kentsfield Cores 2.4Ghz
Asus P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP mother board
4 gig ddr2 ram
512MB nVidia GeForce 8 series - SLI READY 8500gt
500GB SATA Serial ATA hard drive
20X Lightscribe Dual Layer DVD Writer +/-
These seem to be selling for around £500

I have been told that buying the above pc would be pointless and to go for a dual core - I am happy with info I am also happy that I have been told to get a better Graph- card.
The new problem is that I am being told that the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and above are a much better chip than Intel.Has any one got any ideas on the subject???? Thanks to all that post in advance.

  Totally-braindead 18:04 14 Aug 07

I see little point in starting a new thread when the other one isn't closed.

click here

If you have a thread going and you haven't had a reply for some time just bump it up the queue by typing something into it, some just type "anyone help" and some just type "bump" to bump you up to the top again.

I didn't answer your query about the chip because I don't know. As far as I am concerned the Intels are as good if not better than the AMDs but I don't know who told you this or what specifically he is refering to when he says they are a better chip.

  sunny staines 18:53 14 Aug 07

you just need a better graphics card.

  captivetrill 22:24 14 Aug 07

I have always gone for the Intel processors.

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