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Hey people does this sound good for an upgrade on my computer:

MSI RS480 (Mother board for a 64 bit)
AMD Athlon 64 FX 57 & Fan Socket 939
Liqiud Cooling for the CPU
2 gig of Ram (DDR400)
Geforce 7800 GT 256M Pixel View
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
and 482W Spearkers with w/subwoofer. :tazz: ;)

Edited by Tony_1983, 19 July 2005 - 09:04 PM.

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Cool config.
Except for the processor. Why, go for AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 which is a single core processor, when dual-core is the future.
Also if I'm not mistaken, the Athlon 64 X2 (which is dual-core) is cheaper than Athlon 64 FX-57.
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:tazz: So a dual CPU would be good for gaming as well?
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Athlon 64 FX-57 does perform a little better for games (but only for games), because of its higher clock speed and mainly due to the fact that, games today have not yet started using the parallelism present in Dual-core processors;
but, they soon will.
So once games start using the parallelism of dual-core processors. The X2 will perform better than FX-57.
Also, is the little performance gain which ur getting only for a few years (till applications start using features of dual-core) worth a few extra dollors; I think, not.
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So you think that I should go for a dual cpu? :tazz:
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How much does your new setup cost?
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As i said b4, the X2 is cheaper and its ready for the future.
Personally, i would choose the X2.
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Okies
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