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Need Recommendations for new CPU and Motherboard


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BARROS

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Hey,

I want to build my own computer for multimedia uses such as flash, dreamweaver and video editing and all that kind of stuff.

I need recommendations on a new cpu and a motherboard to go with it.

Can anyone help?


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It really depends on your price range and preferences. You can't go wrong with a Core 2 system. Then all you have to do is find a compatible mobo within your price range. Generally, the more expensive the mobo, the more features and overclockability. Is that a word?
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I was thinking on getting a Dual Core Pentium 4 (dont have enough for Core 2 Duo) and a motherboard to go with it...

Also I was thinking about going for DDR2 RAM


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You dont get a choice with DDR2 for ram really its what they use its also cheaper.

P4s suck and arent all that cheap either, the bottom end core 2 or an AM2 X2 value wise lower end AM2 is better.
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Could you recommend a Core 2 for about £100-£150 and AM2 in the same price range.

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Yeah, I would definitely recommend going AMD if you can't afford Core 2. You can get a single core 3800+ for around $112 or a dual core for $20 or $30 more. Just make sure you go with the AM2 socket for future upgrades.

The AMD X2 4200+ and the Core 2 Duo 6300 are roughly the same price and deliver similar performance. You can get AM2 motherboards a little cheaper right now than you can Core 2 mobos just because of the lack of selection.

Edited by kidnova, 31 August 2006 - 10:45 AM.

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