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#1 icu222much

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 11:09 AM

I'm not sure if I posted in the correct place but if I didn't, pls move me.

I'm not very good with computers but I feel like I need another one. I looked around at a few stores and I found 2 computers that I really like and I'm not sure which one I should go for. I currently am using my computer for games such as World of Warcraft and Halo. Next year when I'll be starting up school again I'll be heavily involved in 3-D animation and video editing. I was wondering which one of these two following computers would best soak-up my computer beating and still be usable for the next three to four years :thumbsup:

+AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core
+1GB DDR RAM
+360GB 7200RPM
+nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache 256MB
+1 x 5.25"
+2 x PCI
+2 x 512KB L2
+2 x USB 2.0, 2 x IEEE1394
+Network Card 10/100 Ethernet
+Sound Card Integrated
+System Bus 2000MHz
+$1099 Canadian


+AMD ATHLON 64X2 (939) 3800+ 2.0GHZ 2000MHZ, 2X 512K CACHE 64 BIT (MANCHESTER)
+OCZ TECHNOLOGY PREMIER EDITION DUAL CHANNEL KIT 1GB DDR PC3200 (OCZ4001024PDC-K)
+Motherboard ASUS A8N5X (PCI-E, SOUND, GBLAN, DUAL DDR, SATA RAID, USB 2.0)
+MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX 10 300GB 7200RPM SATA II 16MB 9MS (6V300F0)
+EVGA GEFORCE 7600GT CO PCI-E 256MB DDR3 DUAL DVI TV-OUT (VDC-EV-P2N553)
+PANASONIC 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE 3.5" -BLACK
+Sound INTEGRATED SOUND ON MOTHERBOARD
+LG 16X DVD/RW DUAL LAYER -BLACK (H10A)
+INTEGRATED LAN ON MOTHERBOARD
+IN-WIN C583T 17" ATX TOWER CASE W/ 350W -BLACK/GREY
+32 IN 1 CARD READER/WRITER W/ USB 2.0 & FIREWIRE EXTENSION PORTS -BLACK
+$999 Canadian

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#2 TheEmuRider

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:56 PM

I would go with the second one.

I can't find anything wrong with it... the components are better than the first PC, and it's slightly cheaper. Do they come with a monitor?

Anyway, to break it down, both processors are probably essentially the same, although the second one clarifies that its 939 so you are set if you want to upgrade eventually. The second one clarifies that it has an ASUS A8N5X, which is a great board, and I am actually using it in my current build. The harddrive is good size and speed with a great cache size, plus its a name many people like. The video card is great, not the best by any means, but will definitely handle any games/apps available right now.. it's the same thing Im using in my build, again. The DVD writer will be good for your video projects, and the flash drive will probably be more handy than the floppy drive as far as your school projects go.

I say the second one is definitely the best choice.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:30 PM

I would go with the second one and the main reason is because of the good video card. That will handle 3d games and apps and video editing just fine. I would suggest maybe eventually upgrading to 2gigs of memory because of the video editing.

You might want to get a sound card for the video editing because integrated has never really done it for me... You can get a nice Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 for around 70$ canadian.

These two suggestions are not neccesities but will greatly add to the performance and fun of your machine.




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