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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:56 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:23 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:40 PM
Well...that link reflects a motherboard bundle...a CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a motherboard.
IMO, the price is good.
But...if I were going to buy a motherboard bundle of any sort...I would not get a process that is as old as the Pentium D.
The motherboard supports 4GB of RAM, which...if you intend to run Vista...would probably be advisable in the future, if not immediately. Which means that you would have to buy 2 2GB modules, since the board supports 2 DIMMs, not 4.
If it were me, I'd be looking at buying a bundle that includes something like this:
And I'd just buy my own RAM. something akin to http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=2261
I would do this because I think that...for the money, the AMD CPU bundle is better value and cheaper.
...and I would probably check the www.newegg.com site for motherboard bundles and RAM prices...before making any decision.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:52 PM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:22 AM
Edited by chrisgritz, 17 November 2008 - 12:27 AM.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:42 AM
Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:03 PM
The Pentium D was produced in 2005 and recently ended production when the Core 2's arrived. The Pentium Dual Core (A different processor) was created in 2006 it is more energy efficient and outperforms the Pentium D. The Pentium D, Pentium Dual Core, and Core 2 Duo are all dual core processors. In comparison Core 2 > Pentium Dual Core > Pentium D. The Pentium D is a dual core processor, but it is of an older less efficient design. If that Pentium D was benchmarked against a Core 2 Duo of the same clock speed, the Core 2 would easily outperform it. Here's a history lesson, the Pentium D is part of the recently discontinued Netburst architecture. The Netburst architecture included the Pentium 4 and some Celeron processors. The Core architecture is an evolution of the Netburst, and Core 2 is a further refinement of Core. The new Core i7, which was released just a few days ago, is the successor to Core 2 but it is very expensive...for now. After a search of the net, Warhammer is compatible with Vista. You may have to run it in compatibility mode, just a couple of clicks will do this. Go with Vista, your new PC will easily handle it.
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