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College PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FourDee, 11 Jun 2006.

  1. FourDee

    FourDee New Member

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    Hi everyone
    I've been out of the "Pc-game" for a while now, but now I'm planning to buy myself a new pc to take with me to college next year.

    I'm looking for calculation power (rendering and such), not so very much for a gaming rig.

    I've put together an idea maybe some of you, who are up to date about hardware can give me pointers on what I should/could change

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Unless you're on a tight budget, I'd recommend going with an AM2 board. It'll mean your system is a lot more futureproof. Other than that, that's a very nice looking rig. :)
     
  3. FourDee

    FourDee New Member

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    Maybe I should wait for more AM2 motherboards to come out

    Also is there going to be an AM2 4000+? As far as I can see now the only AM2 4000+ is an X2 one and it's far more expensive than the regular AM2 3800+ one
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I'd just go for a 3800+ to be honest. It's not that much slower, and of course you can always have an overclocking session to get it that extra 200 MHz. :)
     
  5. Ramble

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    Make sure the case is beer proof.
     
  6. Valo

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    get cheaper cpu but better graphics card, 7600 or 7800 if you can manage
     
  7. FourDee

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    I really don't see why, I won't be playing any games on that rig so ...

    But concerning that CPU, I would have found it nice to have 1Mb cache instead of 512kb's thats why I'd rather have a 4000 one. Maybe I should look around some more

    Maybe intel :naughty:
     

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