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Hi, I'm planning to buy a new computer, my budget is just around $1000. I just want to know what is the fastest/most reliable CPU that I could buy at around that price? I'm using PC for online games and creating graphics. Someone suggested to get a P4 3.4, the other AMD athlon. Im kinda confused :tazz:
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Have you tried looking on the dell website?

The dell xps is good.

Have a look on the dell website.

They are doing loads of great deals now!

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I don't think dell is all that great though. They're a big company and all but I perfer custom computers or perhaps alienware (I think they're decent). And I have a friend here who is saying "Get AMD cause Intel Sucks"
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It all depends on what you want the PC for different builders are better than others, often you are better doing it yourself. AMD i always prefer at least for most home users.
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Thanks for the advice. I know someone from the office who has a AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+, 250GB HDD, and around 1 GB RAM (with WinXP pro) and tells me that it would go for less than $800. I think I'll go for that as of now while I continue studying on how to build my own PC. Buying PC from stores are expensive :tazz:
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That wont go for less that 800 unless it has a really bad gfx card and cheapo ram and case etc. thats at least a 1200 system if you do it properly.
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I will find you a good machine.


Sony Vaio Desktop pc.

Take a look!!


http://www.sonystyle...BSeriesdesktops



That is a very good deal and Sony makes good stuff.

Price: $ 749.99
Mail-in rebate -$ 50.00

Price after savings: $ 699.99


All you need to get is a pci express video card and 512 Mb more ram and your set dude.


This is a good machine if you dont feel like messing with building your own.
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Just a quick question, is it true that u use athlon for gaming/graphics and everything else falls into P4?
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No AMDs are fantastic at gaming much better than a P4, P4s are good at high end business applications and high end vide editing because most AMDs dont have hyperthreading and those things use hyperthreading. The rest all really is 6 and 2 3s between them. But AMDs are cheaper and that is a distinct advantage as well as that they are cooler and overclock much much better i generally would reccomend AMD unless you are building a system for a company that specialises in gfx design or something along those lines.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'd probably get an AMD, since P4s are a bit more expensive and I'm out of $$$
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