Which PC to choose?

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Nov 3, 2006

Which PC to choose? by Extreme Coder at 12:49 AM (1,612 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. Extreme Coder
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    Hey guys...
    Right now, I have to make a fast decision to choose between two PCs with different features, and since GBATemp has never failed me [​IMG] , I thought I would make my question here:
    I have to make a decision between two PCs(don't ask why):

    1)
    2.0 GHz Intel Processor
    512 MB of RDRAM
    ATI Radeon 9200 SE with 128 MB of VRAM
    A Creative sound card(can't remember name) that supports 5.1 Channel speakers

    OR

    2)
    3.0 GHz Intel Processor
    512 MB of DDRAM
    Built-in GFX(64 MB of VRAM) and sound hardware

    What do you think? I'm kinda leaning towards the first, but I'd like to know your opinion towards this.

    Thanks!
    Extreme Coder
     


  2. Azimuth

    Member Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    go for the speed, a graphic card is easier to upgrade
     
  3. azndragonguy115

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    the 9200 is obselete

    and rdram isnt so good

    plus 3.0ghz compare to 2.0ghz is alot when its just a cheap gfx abnd sound card(which you can get better ones for around 70 together)
     
  4. CacheSyntax

    Newcomer CacheSyntax Advanced Member

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    What kind of processors are these? Dual Core? Core 2 Duo? Pentium 4s?

    Are these laptops?

    What's your budget in USD? I'm certain I can find you a much better PC depending on your budget.

    Cache
     
  5. Dis

    Dis Newbie

    Buy an Alienware PC...
     
  6. gixxaman

    Newcomer gixxaman Advanced Member

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    go amd
     
  7. masvill20

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    Never go integrated. I really want you to go for the first, but then, you can wait until next year when DX10 cards come out, and DX9 cards become cheaper. If you can wait until then, I really doubt you will be disappointed! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Extreme Coder
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    It's not that these PCs are for me, I just said if I had to choose one, which one would it be, because I'm actually giving one to a friend.
    Me? I'm still on a P3 700 MHz with 64 of VRAM and a 256 SDRAM [​IMG]
    But my next PC most probably will be an Intel MAC, as I got bored at windows anyway [​IMG]
     
  10. masvill20

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    LOL! No Start Button? [​IMG] I'm sorry, I don't think I was born yet then...
     
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    Dude at least give the apple II a chance [​IMG]
     
  12. CacheSyntax

    Newcomer CacheSyntax Advanced Member

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    No. Core 2 Duo blows AMD out of the water, and Quad Core is to be released before the end of the year.
     
  13. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    And here I was about to tell you to "Get A Mac! [​IMG] "
    I guess that joke's less funny now that people are actually buying them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Im waing for the next big thing... needless to say I am always am wating for the next big thing... Buying a computer sucks.. the second you buy it something new comes out.. darn technology
     
  15. Extreme Coder
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    I was actually serious [​IMG] Even though the process may be hard as I'm used to a few programs that may be available only on Windows, as long as DevKitPro and Firefox work on it, fine by me:P
    BTW, Mthrnite, which type of Mac do you have? A Mac Mini? what do you think of it?
     
  16. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    G4 Dual 1Ghz (Vacuum Cleaner)
    G4 eMac 1Ghz
    G4 Mini 1.42
    G3 iMac DV (grape!)

    Those are the main ones I use anyway.
     
  17. Extreme Coder
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    Wow... A lot of Macs I see:) If the first one isn't a Mini, what is it?

    If you don't need one of them, you can always donate it to me [​IMG]
     
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    consider integrated graphic card only as a way to delay purchase of a true card
    (I'd say nVidia rather then ATI)

    Go AMD!
    this means no MACs; but if you need a BSD- based OS there are a lot of free-BSD flavors around!
    and GNU-linux rocks!
     
  19. mthrnite

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    It's a Power Mac (tower)
    [​IMG]
    Loud - As - Hell
    It's a decent box but it has heat and noise issues. I'll be glad when I can replace it with an macintel.

    ..and yeah, drop by sometime, can't promise a donation, but I'll have a cup of coffee with ya! [​IMG]
     
  20. CacheSyntax

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    I just love AMD fanboys.

    Of course, you could say I'm an Intel fanboy, but... it's proven that a Conroe processor beats out the AMD FX-60 easily, and runs a heckuvalot cooler as well.

    Proven.

    Don't worry, AMD will be the king again someday, and then you can use the P word too!
     

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