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Old 7th November, 2005, 02:25 AM
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Parts all look good.

Dont need the extra memory, 2GB definately enough - You can upgrade that later when it becomes a problem.

I'm not sure about the MB brand though, check with other members

You may want to look towards ASUS, DFI, Epox, Gigabyte, MSI - In no particular order.

The core clock is 2.0 GHz, and will show that, but there are 2 of them running in parallel. You should be able to overclock them, I'm not sure how high, and overclocking is different to Intel. The stock speeds are about the same as an Intel 3.8GHz for benchmarks.
When you are talking about AMD, while clock speeds are lower - the work output is much higher.

If you overclock the cores to 2.2GHz (quite likely I hear), its the equivalent to AMD 4200+, or roughly 4.2GHz Intel.

Just remember its not the core speed you use to compare, its more the model number.

The dual core is very much future proof, and runs multi thread much better than current Intel Dual cores.
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