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    Default Ok, we have 3 finalists

    ok, i narrowed it down to 2 different processors, so help me out:

    AMD 64 4000:
    Pros - highly rated processor, got rave reviews from actual users.
    Cons - single core, costs more than a dual-core Intel.

    AMD 64 X2 3800:
    Pros - AMD makes a very nice dual core; very highly rated.
    Cons - i don't necessarily need dual core right now, and there isn't much software out there that takes advantage of dual core.

    Intel Pentium D 830:
    Pros - a dual core processor; regarded as more stable due to Intel brand name; dual core will be much more utilized in several years' time.
    Cons - i don't necessarily need dual core right now, and there isn't much software out there that takes advantage of dual core.

    this PC will be a dedicated video editing rig (with some gaming in there). i will have my current PC on the same desk to use for more common usage (internet, text sim gaming, Photoshop, etc.). i'd pretty much want the dual-core chip just for the sake of having a dual-core chip. i'm leaning towards that AMD chip, for the record. it's much more practical.

    if you guys like that chip, can you recommend a nice mobo to go with it (under $150, i'm having my wife purchase my mobo and case). thanks.

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    Intel, yeah definetly the D processor, becasue next year when windows vista comes out, you will surely utilize the dual core as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewell912
    Intel, yeah definetly the D processor, becasue next year when windows vista comes out, you will surely utilize the dual core as well
    ok, thanks for the feedback. i added one more option in there, the AMD 64 X2 3800. tell me what you think.

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    I think my editor, vegas will use 2 cores.

    AMD for me, it is a proper dual core chip from the ground up my spoddy friends tell me and will outperform the intel most of the time (they say).

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    In recent tests done by ZDNet AMD Dual Core processors won hands down.
    http://www.zdnet.com.au/reviews/hard...9226688,00.htm

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