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    worldpease's Avatar always annoying
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    Sorry for the title guys, wanted to make it short but give the idea of my question.
    Well, as it says there, I'll be getting a new PC,
    the thing is that someone wants to buy my current pc, so I said, Hell yeah!
    But if I'm gonna get a new one, I want it to be a Lot better than my current one.
    So I said to my self "Hey, may be I should go Dual Core, whatever that is",
    as you can see, I no s*#$ about processors; I went and did some reading and now Im not sure what should I do,
    I mean, is a Core processor actually 'faster'?, or is it just good cus of the multitasking stuff?
    Cust I read that not all Apps work well on this processors.

    You see, I'm currently into High Def content and as you can guess that
    takes lots of resources, I also like to edit Video and make my DVDs from tapes and stuff.
    And in a near future I would like to get a 720p HD Tv to play my grwing collection of x264 files from my PC (see what I mean?)
    Anyway, and before I confuse you more,
    here go my Current PC Specs,
    and I would really appreciate your advice or recommendations
    about what to make my new Setup, cus I'll be without PC in a week or so.
    (btw ideal budget $500 UD Dlls, but might... just might be willing to go $six700... )

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: --/--/----, 00:00:00
    Machine name:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: ECS
    System Model: M825G
    BIOS: Version 07.00T
    Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
    Memory: 512MB RAM
    Page File: 264MB used, 984MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: RADEON 9600 PRO Family (Microsoft Corporation)
    Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
    Chip type: RADEON 9600 Series AGP (0x4150)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (75Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200

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    Sound Devices
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    Description: Turtle Beach Riviera Wave
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Type: WDM
    Driver Version: 5.12.0001.0643 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Debug
    WHQL Logo'd: No
    Date and Size: 11/17/2002 23:51:40, 377358 bytes



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    Last edited by worldpease; 08-25-2007 at 06:53 AM. Reason: better Syste Specs info

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    Core 2 Duo is the best processor right now when it comes to Home and Gaming PCs... I have a Core 2 Duo PC with Vista x64 (64-Bit) and it's the best, fastest, smoothest PC that I've ever had so far.

    Since you like watching HD movies, you should definitely go for a PC with the Core 2 Duo chip... You can get one from Dell for only $650. You have to
    >>customize one<< with at least $999 and use this $350 OFF coupon code: GLC6C8PP?Q4TT5 (Expires 8/29/07).


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    What would you say I choose the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4500?
    would it actually be an improvement? Would it improve lets say, x264 video playback? for example.

    The thing is, and I didn't mention this before, that I'm planing on having it Custom Built, with some one I know from all my previous PCs,
    so my idea is to get the PC with just the basics, the main point of departure being the Processor,
    obviously with enough RAM to hold it, may be a small HD for the OS, as I already have a 300GB,
    also I have what I consider to be a nice Sound Card (Optical)(for my 800w Home Theater),
    and later I would get one of those monster Graphics Card. See... I'm not rich .

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    That Intel chip is a rocketship compared to your current Sempron.

    It'll do everything better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fstrulz View Post
    Core 2 Duo is the best processor right now when it comes to Home and Gaming PCs... I have a Core 2 Duo PC with Vista x64 (64-Bit) and it's the best, fastest, smoothest PC that I've ever had so far.

    Since you like watching HD movies, you should definitely go for a PC with the Core 2 Duo chip... You can get one from Dell for only $650. You have to
    >>customize one<< with at least $999 and use this $350 OFF coupon code: GLC6C8PP?Q4TT5 (Expires 8/29/07).

    this is offtopic but hey hows 64Vists is going with you i mean compatibility with softwares and hardware?
    on topic get a Intel Core2 Duo 2.66 its best, ive got it and yeh its good for multi tasking also good for gaming, if your a hardcore gamer you can go for Extreme version, its twice the price but worth it. consider buying lots of ram these days games need them.


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