Intel Dual Core 2.66 or AMD 3500+ for gaming & vid.editing?

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  1. Zeal_Spark_

    Zeal_Spark_ New Member

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    Greeting to all. This is my first post in the forum. I have been wanting to buy a new processor+mobo for my computer for quite some time now and I have narrowed down my search for a decent processor to

    1. Intel Dual Core 2.66 and 2. AMD 64 socket 939 3500+

    I mainly use my computer for gaming and watching videos. I also convert and store videos in XviD or DivX format on my hard drive.

    It would be really nice if someone could explain which is a better processor in general and more suitable for me. I m a bit inclined towards the Intel processor because its a much newer technology, two physical cores and the huge cache's. I have read in some places that the new Intel dual cores consume much lesser power too. But I have come across in some websites that AMD 3500+ is much better suited for gaming. So I m pretty much back to square one and confused

    When u reply, plz also suggest a good and reasonably priced motherboard to go with the Processor.

    Thanks a lot.
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    My Current Configuration:
    Intel 1.7 Ghz Processor
    Asrock 856 Mobo
    XFX 6200 256 Mb Graphics Card
    512 DDR Ram
    120 Gb Seagate 7200 HD
    Sony DvD Writer
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    intels c2d is also priced @Rs8900(E6300) and i think it is far better then
    Intel Dual Core 2.66 or AMD 3500+ ,
    so go for c2d .
     
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    But the E6300 costs nearly twice as much as the PentiumD 2.66ghz.
     
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    If you have an expandable budget at disposal then I suggest you better dump both the above options and head out for the Core 2 Duo league of Intel.These babies are insane overclockers along with temprature balancers.The only catch is that the compatible motherboards are insanely priced.Its best to get a E6300 C2D along with a 965 chipset based motherboard.It will fulfill both your gaming and standard needs.But if you are stuck on the above choices then I would say get the AMD 3500+ venice core.
     
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    satyamy Alive Again...

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    Do u know the price of any Normal Intel p4 2.8Ghz processor (with or without HT)
     
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    3500 wid a mobo will come around 9k, the e6300 wid 965 mobo will cost him 14k mimimum.
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    but yea if you can expand your budget a little, then go for 3600+ x2.
     
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    satyamy .. what u wanna say
     
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