Intel setup and AMD setup

June 15, 2009 at 11:26:52
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.611 GHz / 3071 MB
i need a setup for photoshopping, video editing and gaming should i get either a

intel core 2 duo LGA775 Wolfdale @3.00 GHz overclocked to around 4 Ghz with Intel Cove iG35 775 Socket.

£190 (around) probs less.

or an

AMD Phenom X4 @2.3 Ghx overclocked to around 2.8 Ghz and a ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2


£132

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#1
June 15, 2009 at 11:52:49
If you're gonna switch to an Intel system now, do NOT get an Intel board.

Intel chipset = yes, Intel board = no.

And choose a board with a newer chipset such as the P45. Pay attention to the southbridge chipset too...go for an ICH10. The board you chose has the ICH8 because it's an older board.

Any particular reason why you keep picking boards with integrated graphics?


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#2
June 15, 2009 at 11:55:07
no haha, just by chance, i have graphics card, and will be updating later this year., can you reccomend any other boards?

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#3
June 15, 2009 at 11:59:27
is this suitable? and what do you think out of above 2 options but switch intel mobo with msi one?

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#4
June 15, 2009 at 12:01:57
this is about the same price as the intel but with all the stuff you reccomended..

ASUS P5QL PRO iP43

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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#5
June 15, 2009 at 13:07:01
I recommended the P45 not the P43. I thought you wanted to run two video cards?

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#6
June 16, 2009 at 10:08:03
after seeing your comments on video posts i have decided to buy 1 better card and save money on not having to buy a billion watt psu etc etc.

Samsung 32" HDTV
Logitech DiNovo Mouse and Keyboard
Logitech X-540
Custom Built PC
Sky
80GB PS3 HDMI


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