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Hi people,

I'm planning to buy a new pc, and I'll build it myself. I'm thinking of buying the parts as the money comes in, so there won't be any real boundaries as far as the money's concerned - but let's keep it fairly reasonable 8)

What do you guys think the best buy would be, as far as the components are concerned? I thought of a P4 eXtreme on an ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard; just because they look good. But to be honest, I don't have a clue of what'll be best :oops:

Any ideas?

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I would advise you to buy the parts all at the same time when you have sufficiant funding. Reason being that technology is advaning fairly quickly and depending on how long it will take you to buy all the parts, you might have been able to get a better system if you had waited.

What are you looking to do with your PC ?

Gaming, Video encoding, word processing ?
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Yeah, thought of that... It just seems that things aren't evolving that much anymore..?

I planning to use it for gaming and video; I already have a laptop for the more serious work.

Well let's assume that I have all the funds now, what would you guys recommend?
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If you want a high end CPU go for the FX-55....
The P4EE is a rip off, that isnt even very fast....
if your looking for serious perfomance then nothing can beat a pair of Xeons or Opterons.... :lol:
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yeah, the xeons seem pretty wild. How are the Opterons in comparison - what's the difference?
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there a bit cheaper, i think, but other than that i dont know much...

they come out pretty identical in benchmarks, and like there desktop relations the Xeons are better at video encoding and the Opterons are better at games
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the utilize both of the cpu's you would need a program that uses both.

which is mostly 3d rendering software, so your computer will only use 1 cpu to game with etc.

unless things have moved on since the last time i considered a dual cpu setup

i would say, for gaming an fx55 and dual 6800ultra's in sli, and to top it off some nice fast pc4500 dual 1gb Ram

for multimedia, i would say a p4 (dont know what type, not looked recently) a 6800 for light/medium gaming and a couple of gb's of Ram

but thats just what i'd do....actually,

i would probably go for quad opterons for my 3d rendering and about 5gb+ ram lo
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'Most' Video encoding apps are now Multithreaded (support 1+ CPU), and some image editing software is (or so i have been told). But as Nucleo said for games Xeons or Opterons are pretty useless because they dont suppor dual processors. Quake 3 being the exception.

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