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Motherboards:intel Or Asus, Cpu:intel Or Amd ?


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#1 Wassim

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:47 AM

Would Everyone please share his opinion about the best motherboard and the best CPU from his point of view and u can mention the Video cards too.thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:54 AM

This is a much bigger and complicated topic that it may at first seem. Which processor and graphics card, and especially which motherboard, is the best depends very much on the specific situation in which they will be used.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

well lets say as performace in general.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:10 PM

Not to appear difficult, but that's still too general. Performance for CAD is different than performance for gamers is different than performance for internet/home media users.

Do you want good onboard audio, or is good integrated graphics what you are after?

Do you want it to be able to support the highest RAM speeds?

Do you want to eventually run SLI/Crossfire with DX10 cards? (They are large and take up a lot of space)

Do you want a dual-core processor? Quad-core?

Are all of your devices IDE? Or do you have all SATA devices?

This is all necessary info, and only a part of what you need to know.

As Mr Alpha was alluding to, choosing "which is best" depends largely on what you want it to be best for. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:45 PM

And,

it gets even worse -

whatever one determines as the best,

may only hold that title for a short period of time

as newer chips and chipsets are introduced.


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Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:30 PM

You need to start by finding out what features you need. After that you can start looking for performance based on your budget. The most powerful processor on the market would be the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, but it would be the wrong choice 99% of the time.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:13 PM

well what i am tryin to say is that u can do a gaming pc using the latest Intel board with their latest CPU and a high Nvidia card or u could go for the latest in Asus and Amd and ATI video card so wish to chose.
So lets say i wanna build a very powerfull gaming pc with a big budget. what do u recommend?
(of course if i want it for surfing the net and using microsoft office i would had gone for smthg very cheap and chose manufacturers that no one have ever heard off)
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:14 PM

Frankly, it's all about research. If you want the best, then you've gotta do the research to see what'll fit your needs. The fastest processor is no good unless it's got other fast hardware to work with. Then there's the issue of it working with the programs that you want to use. If the program can't take advantage of the hardware - then you're just "throwing your money down the well".
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:34 PM

Well i looked at Mr Alpha PC and i liked it. i did the calculation how much doin one like it will cost me here(Lebanon) and i ended up in a cost about 2000 $ for hardware only.
Does it cost that much there?
Good for us that here we have no rules to protect software piracy so we basilcy never pay for a windows OS or any other software and operating systems.i got my Windows Vista Ultimate for 2000 Lebanese Pounds wish is equal to 1.25 $ :D:D and it came cracked :D

(if u wanna have a look how much PC hardware cost here u can go to www.pcandparts.com and add 10% to all the prices u see;) )
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:36 PM

Go to http://www.newegg.com or http://www.pricegrabber.com to see the US prices.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:51 PM

i took the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor - Retail as sample and compared its price.it cost in US about 170$ according to http://www.newegg.com while here it costs 320$. i guess if i order them from US to LEbanon it will still be cheaper from buying it from here.: :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:15 PM

Unfortunately, ordering it from the US will incur all sorts of beaurocratic hassles. An example, I sent an outdated computer to South Africa as a donation. The computer wasn't worth more than $50 US - the South African duty was $400 (US). So much for charitable donations!
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 02:18 AM

Ahh... we are talking gaming PC! That helps things along wonderfully. There is a big difference between a good gaming PC and, say, a good Photoshop PC.

Don't be too dedicated in following my machine. It was built a few years ago and the market has changed. Whether to choose AMD or Intel at the moments depends much on what kind of budget you are dealing with. Also Intel will lower their prices later this month, which might be worth waiting for.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 05:32 AM

well let me rephrase what i meant from the begening.as quality of product and reliability and quality of chips whos better?? i hope this is not a big and vague question too.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:19 AM

The quality of both AMD and Intel processors is excellent.

When it comes to motherboards the situation is much more complicated, and varies very much between chipsets and even specific models.
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