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    Offered 2 pc's help me decide :)

    Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4b 533,Asrock P4 Combo(Skt 478 or LGA775),1GB DDR 400,256MB Geforce 6600GT AGP,40GB HD,DVD ROM,Thermaltake Mambo case w/2x80mm side & 1x120mm back fan,keyb&mse

    £300

    or

    AMD64 3200 Venice,A8N5X Skt 939,1GB DDR400,256MB X1600XT PCI Express,2x80GB HD,DUAL LAYER DVD,450W PSU,CASE W/SIDE,TOP&BACK FANS,KEYB&MSE

    £350

    help please going to be used for gaming ??????

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    I'd say the AMD system - faster CPU, much more hard-drive space and PCIe graphics (means you can upgrade to pretty-much anything).

    The X1600XT is a fairly decent card too, but you can always upgrade that at a later date if you want.

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    Second one. Faster, more overclockable

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    What oc speeds would be recommended ? And how easy is it to do ?

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    Just to confirm what TheVoice and Dave87 said: The AMD one. Hands down.

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    Actually, Just about the same money (or even cheaper) you can buy them new (I assume its second hand?)
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    2nd one (AMD) comfortably.

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    Just a bit more and you get them all new
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    AMD (second one) by far.

    That extra £50 is well worth investing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    Actually, Just about the same money (or even cheaper) you can buy them new (I assume its second hand?)
    they are brand new mate. If you can find same spec anywhere let me know. I thought this was a good price ?

    2.7Ghz AMD can be clocked to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazedhorizon
    they are brand new mate. If you can find same spec anywhere let me know. I thought this was a good price ?

    2.7Ghz AMD can be clocked to ?
    If its new then the price looks good, not sure what 450W PSU you're looking at though.
    And why 2x80GB when you can get 1x320G at about the same price?

    Depends on pot-luck. Both of mine can go 2.7Ghz easy, not sure of the new one though.
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    Great ! Thanks for all your help.

    I have a Enermax PSU that will fit ... I think anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung
    Just a bit more and you get them all new
    you missed windows

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    you missed windows
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    idd I have windows xp pro or might whack Vista on it ..... or not

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