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Wannabe Geek

# 19443 17-Feb-2008 18:10
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Hey all just wondering what you reccommend in the way of motherboards. I am looking at getting a Amd and wondering weather or not they are ok for general use as oposed to others? your thought?

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  # 111232 17-Feb-2008 18:12
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And what is general use?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 111233 17-Feb-2008 18:14
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just for internet email a bit of photoshop and amateur video editing. 


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Master Geek

  # 111584 19-Feb-2008 14:12
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I have been running an Athlon X2 5600+ on a Gigabyte nforce mobo (no overclocking) since early last year without any problems and i'm a heavy gamer so they're not slow like some people would tell you.

Also running one in a basic Acer as our file server / media centre and that's been perfect too.

The upgradability of the Intel sockets is probably better as AMD haven't brought out anything decent since the X2 series came out but if it's never going to be used for anything super heavy then AMD is good IMO.

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Wannabe Geek

# 111585 19-Feb-2008 14:16
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thanks for your reply. By the sounds of things it should be ok for what i wil be using it for. 

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  # 111707 19-Feb-2008 22:09
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Nothing wrong with X2 series anyway. Save the money youd spend on an intel chip and get a faster amd :)

Intel for the most part will always be faster, but that doesnt matter unless you pay out the ... for bleeding edge.  If your buying based on price  AMD will always give you best bang for your buck.

AMD have had the noise problems of the first generation Athlon (and old duron/now semperons) under control for a few years now theres plenty of good motherboards I quite like the M2A-VM for a cheap board.

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