Ok, im going to buy a new pc (in parts) next week, notably an Asus M2N Sli mobo, AMD X2 4600+ AM2, 2GB Dual Channel memory and a 7900GT. Then stick XP Professional on it.
Is there anything I should know before going to a dual core, any tips or advice you wanna give me before/when I install etc.
Its all the same, you build one, you can build any. Only advice is get a decent power supply.
Which M2N motherboard? I wold say the 590 is slightly better.
Decent power supply and a very good CPU heatsink and cooler.
I don't know what experience you have with overclocking but if bought a x2 3800 then you could quite easily overclock it to x2 4600 levels.
it's also £60 cheaper on overclockers.co.uk
as lecter said make sure to get a good power supply and cpu cooler.
dont get an x2 4600+. reason is intel core 2 duo e6300 (at ebuyer.co.uk for 125 quid) performs as good as an AM2 amd x2 4600+. get that MUCH CHEAPER and better. or get a better core 2 duo processor for same price. go to tomshardware.com for graphs to show wich ones r better.
lol.. yeah nvdia is better
I like amd i really do but the e6300 performs better and is MUCH cheaper.