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    Best Desktop PC from these 2?

    1) PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6550 Processor (2.33GHz,1333MHz,4MB cache)
    GRAPHICS CARD 256MB nVidia™ GeForce 8600GT graphics card
    £408

    2) PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
    GRAPHICS CARD Integrated nVidia® GeForce® 6150 LE graphics
    £347

    EDIT added 3 and 4

    3) PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
    GRAPHICS CARD 256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card
    £326

    4) PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
    256MB nVidia™ GeForce 8600GT graphics card
    £385



    All over spec the same- 2gb memory, 320 gb harddrive, vista premium etc.

    TIA for any opinions

    Col

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    Good call Col, I was in two minds about those processors, but clearly the graphics are let down by option2 - i think you can upgrade option 2 to option 1's 8600gt for an extra 58 quid

    Original Poster

    That upgrade is actually £94 on this one its the extra you quote on system 3 below

    Also unsure how to rate the 2 processors against each other

    But Im not really a PC gamer so unsure which to go for.

    Original Poster

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    PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
    GRAPHICS CARD 256MB NVIIDA® GeForce® 8300GS Turbocache graphics card
    £326

    1, 2 or 3

    The 1st one is easily better. Currently the Core 2 range of processors are better than any AMD offerings. Not to mention you'd have to pay more to upgrade option 2 to have the same graphics power of option 1.

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    NintendoSensei

    The 1st one is easily better. Currently the Core 2 range of processors … The 1st one is easily better. Currently the Core 2 range of processors are better than any AMD offerings. Not to mention you'd have to pay more to upgrade option 2 to have the same graphics power of option 1.



    Did you look at 3?

    Banned

    option 1, definitely

    Thought 3 was a refresh of number 2! The 8300GS is still a shocker of a graphics card. I'd still recommend number 1.

    Original Poster

    Going to put one last one in the mix

    4) PROCESSOR AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
    256MB nVidia™ GeForce 8600GT graphics card
    £385

    1-4 vote now :giggle:

    were these pcs from

    Still No.1, any more?

    Original Poster

    Mellor

    were these pcs from



    Dell

    Which one do you think?

    Original Poster

    barneydog

    Still No.1, any more?



    No

    So 1 is winning.

    Think number 2 is out now.

    You can compare CPUs on this site.

    cpubenchmark.net/

    The Intel 6650 has a performance rating of 1476 (highest better) and a ranking of 34 (lowest better)

    The AMD 5600 has a performance of 1129 and ranking of 49 so is WORSE than the Intel.

    The 8600GT is the best graphics card on the list.

    You can compare Dell graphics card here

    www1.euro.dell.com/con…CFG

    So therefore number 1 is best.

    Original Poster

    guilbert53

    You can compare CPUs on this site.http://www.cpubenchmark.net/The Intel … You can compare CPUs on this site.http://www.cpubenchmark.net/The Intel 6650 has a performance rating of 1476 (highest better) and a ranking of 34 (lowest better)The AMD 5600 has a performance of 1129 and ranking of 49 so is WORSE than the Intel.The 8600GT is the best graphics card on the list.You can compare Dell graphics card herehttp://www1.euro.dell.com/content/learnmore/learnmore.aspx/hmc_graphics_inspn_dt?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&~lt=popup&ref=CFG So therefore number 1 is best.



    Thanks for your advice :thumbsup:

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