explanations and help with choices

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  1. superman91687

    superman91687 New Member

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    I'm trying to build a computer and it'll be my first one I've done...I want to use it mainly for gaming, I've always thought more Ghz on a processor meant better, but I browsed the old posts and everyone is getting 2.0Ghz or around that, my questions is why? Also what socket size motherboard should i get? It looks like 939 is the majority opinion in other posts but what are the advantages of it over say a 478? Another thing is Intel or AMD? Which is better? Also I want to have it auto-overclock, like when it needs to, it automatically does it, is this better that normal overclocking? What kind of RAM should i get? i was thinking around 1 GB should do well? And what is a recommended videocard?
    I was wanting to spend about 500 on motherboard, processor, ram, and videocard, but i was going to just evay it all so that brings prices down a bit. Thanks for any help or suggestions!
     
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    {WBK}Blood_Lust New Member

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    $500 for a gaming puter,,,,,,i don't know how to do that, but here's some good shit


    CPU - AMD 3500+ $267
    Motherboard -
    GIGABYTE GA-K8N Ultra-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard $135
    RAM
    Cosair XMS PC3200 1GB Ram - $115 (Use dual channel on the motherboard)
    CASE
    Ninja-B $51.49
    Harddrive
    Western Digital 250GB $124
    PSU
    ThermalTake 430W $43
    Video Card
    Sapphire Radeon X800 256MB PCI-X $239
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audiogy 2 7.1 $49
    Case Fans
    2 80MM Fans $4
    CPU Heatsink/FAN
    GIGABYTE GH-PCU22-SE 90mm Ball Cooling Fan $33.49
    IDE Cables
    2 Round IDE ATA133 Cables $6.10
    CPU Thermalpaste
    Artic Silver 5 $8
    TOTAL $1067.08 (Give or take a few)


    Monitor
    LG 17in LCD 12ms $219 after rebate
    Mouse
    Logitech MX510 $28
    Keyboard
    Logitech Elite Keyboard $26
    Speakers
    Logitech THX Z-5300e 5.1 Speaker $125
     
  3. superman91687

    superman91687 New Member

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    wow that was quick! now my question is why socket 939 and a processor that is AMD and only 2.2 Ghz?
    Edit: 500 was for motherboard processor videocard and ram, not whole puter
     
  4. peterthesmart

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    A computer with more Ghz than another is no necesserily better. AMD and Intel processors are a good example of this. AMD processors are clocked slower, but perform just as well as Intel processors that are clocked just as fast. This is why you'll see AMD processors with 3800+ and 4000+, etc. Also, the Intel Prescott cored processors run slower than Northwood cores, even though they have the same clock speed.

    You should probably get a 939 socket. These are newer than the 478 sockets and you will probably be able to upgrade your computer in the future if you choose to. 478 sockets are pretty much obsolete.

    Since you're going to use your machine for gaming, get an AMD processor. You'll get more for your money. Intel processors don't offer much of an advantage over AMD unless you're going stuff video editing.
     
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    ohhhhh so the 3500+ or whatever means its equivlent to a 3.5 ghz intel?
     
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    Thats how it used to be, but I'm sure things are very different now. Its difficult to compare the performance of a dual core processor to a single one.
     
  7. superman91687

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    what is the advantage of a 64 bit processor?
     

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