Which is the best Processor?

tvdavid

Member
HI

I am upgradeing to a new PC and would like to know what the best Processor is for games out of these to which are in my budget.

These are the Processors

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz Socket LGA775, 2MB, BOXED w/fan

http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=322632&CKS=PCW

And

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz Socket AM2 1MB, BOXED w/fan
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=320790&CKS=PCW

I would be buying one of these 2 bass units

This is the AMD one
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/config.asp?ConfigSystemId=10090

And

This is the INTEL
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ci.asp?sku=10206

I also would be buying this video card

XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 XXX, PCI-Express, 2xDVI/HDTV, 590/1600Mhz
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=318606&CKS=PCW

With more RAM

At the mo I am on an AMD 2600 MHZ with 1 GB 333 MHZ RAM , ATI 9800 PRO 128 MB , MSI KT 400 Main Board.
 

tvdavid

Member
They have sold out of this now so will have to watt for them to get more parts in.
 

joust

Well-known Member

tvdavid

Member

joust

Well-known Member
Hi tvdavid,

Yep, I stand corrected. If it was my choice I would order the E6300 and overclock it (check out the forums on OcUK, they have some very good info there).

Cheers

Joust
 

tvdavid

Member
Some sites miss lead you by putting the price with out VAT bigger than the price with it.

I hate it when they do this.
 

pRot3us

Distinguished Member
Definately the intel cpu and if you are willing to spend £140 on a gfx you'd be better spending an extra tenner and getting an X1800 XT from overclockers. A FAR better card :smashin:
 

pRot3us

Distinguished Member
Because its faster ;)

Theres a review here if you're interested ; comparing it to an nvidia geforce 7800GTX (much faster than the 7600GT)
 

mark.carline

Novice Member
....by "best" processor (thinking from an AVForums = Audio Visual Forums point of view) you mean one that provides the amount of processing power you need for your Audio / Visual needs and then only uses the lowest amount of power (and thus the lowest need for noisey fans etc)...

That will be the Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Merom hands down, no discussion, end of story.

I am wondering now if I need to quiter sky plus box as that now gives out more noise than my pc !
 

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