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    Is CPU speed really important? I mean do you really nead all those GHZ? I want a computer for gaming but I'm on a budget. I know memory is very important, but is all those Ghz really important?

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    Originally posted by Tormentor@20 January 2004 - 19:42
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    Yes, CPU speed is important for gaming, but don't be fooled into laying out money for the latest and greatest CPU. A 2600+ or 2.6GHz CPU will offer pretty good value for money right now - anything more and the prices start to rise far more quickly than the performance.

    BTW GHz isn't the best way to measure CPU performance

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    Yeah but it is very important. The 2500XP is a great chip. Only runs at 1.83Ghz but is veryy nice. Amd has a different architechture then Intel so just because the Ghz isnt as fast, doesnt mean anything. AMDs top of the line CPU runs at 2.2GHz where as Intels runs at 3.2Ghz. They have comparable performance, but the Intel is a bit better. 2500XP will easily overclock to a 3200XP which cost like $200 more. I would get the 2500XP and overclock it if I was you.
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    wata wrong witta ur head foo?

    course cpu's r important! how da fuk do u think u can play games without a good cpu? wtf have u been smoking?


    and the best part, u can make a slower cpu into a faster one for free! (ocing)

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    Originally posted by abu_has_the_power@20 January 2004 - 19:00
    wata wrong witta ur head foo?
    Whats wrong with your english?
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    Originally posted by abu_has_the_power@20 January 2004 - 18:00



    and the best part, u can make a slower cpu into a faster one for free! (ocing)
    A common misconception, Abu.
    Ain't no free about it.

    Yes, you can OC a chip pretty easily, but the extra heat that it generates can easily overwhelm the stock heatsink and case cooling.

    Better HSF + better/more case fans= more money.
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    As Lamsey said, if all you would use your computer for would be gaming (at least the most you will), I would go with an AMD CPU. Their chipsets are better for gaming, specially for bang-for-buck (this phrase makes me laugh : ). Their Barton 2600+ is 100$US, and their 2500+ is 85$US.

    Their are both good enough for gaming and will last you a while for this matter. I still have a 1800+ and it will probably last some time before I would need to get another CPU.

    Happy shopping

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    Originally posted by clocker+20 January 2004 - 20:55--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (clocker @ 20 January 2004 - 20:55)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-abu_has_the_power@20 January 2004 - 18:00



    and the best part, u can make a slower cpu into a faster one for free&#33; (ocing)
    A common misconception, Abu.
    Ain&#39;t no free about it.

    Yes, you can OC a chip pretty easily, but the extra heat that it generates can easily overwhelm the stock heatsink and case cooling.

    Better HSF + better/more case fans= more money. [/b][/quote]
    I was thinking bout how much I disagreed with this...till I saw your name. So I guess this will be a first lol. I overclocked my 2500XP to a 3200XP and run 45C at full load with Stock HS/F....so no extra money. I did buy case fans though...so I guess thats true...but you should have those anyways.
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