End of the year, time for some upgrades

Well, it’s been a while since I last upgraded my pc…almost 3 years…

So, I decided it’s time for a new one…some funky dual core stuff or something and yup, there are lots of possible configurations.

First decision: Intel or AMD?

I know that Intel’s Core 2 Duos are powerful, fast and sexy…but they’re a little more expensive too…so I thought I’d go with AMD, yet again…(my current system is an AMD Athlon XP, the one before that was an AMD, …)…

Second decision: Fastest/expensive, medium/alrighty, lower end/cheap

I decided to go with middle ground…an AMD x2 3800 it is, the Energy Efficient version of it – that’s perfect for a smaller case and it’ll help me save some energy costs, after all my pc is running most of the time. Combined with a funky mATX board, 1GB of ram (for now), 500GB Samsung SATAII (16MB Cache), DVD-burner, DVD-Rom and a nice mATX case by aplus…

aplus blockbuster

The case arrived today and I’m hoping that the rest will arrive tomorrow (it was sent off by the shop today)…it’s going to be fun to build a pc, haven’t done that in a while…

Ooooh and I almost forgot, I ordered a new copy of Windows XP Pro…117€ including an Express upgrade coupon to Vista business….sounds like a good deal :)

I’ll post some pics once I’m done building…

2 thoughts on “End of the year, time for some upgrades

  1. Wow, I can’t believe you took an AMD over a Core 2 Duo :D Even I saw reason to splurge on the Core 2 Duo.

  2. Oops, totally missed your comment in the flood of Spamm0r…

    Well…I was going for the alternative energy efficient, cheap and what-not way…all in all I probably saved around 100 Euro by going AMD and I guess I won’t regret it as this thing is fast as hell…probably x% slower than the Core 2 Duo…but hey…it’s time 5 faster than my prior system so I’m not complaining ;)

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