AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor Review

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Post by killswitch83 » Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:24 pm

yup yup :)

me sooooo happy, heheh :lol:
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Post by BulliT » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:57 pm

After reading all these posts on this thread Im gonna go for the AMD FX60, Im getting an Alienware (dont tell me to DIY, cant be assed/dont have the skill) and I have the choice of the Intel EE or the FX60..

Can any1 tell me how reliable the AMD is coz I have always gone for Intel and I heard stories of AMD being very short life span... buggy... crash alot etc etc, any comments would be great

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Post by kenc51 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:04 pm

AMD is as stable as Intel.........

They both last aslong as each other, If your into gaming AMD is the way to go, but Intel is just as good....unless your gaming in mid/low resoltions...then AMD 0WNS Intel...

AMD uses less power and produces alot less heat than Intel.....

I'm not trying to talking you into going DIY.....but It's VERY easy and alot cheaper than going with Alienware etc.

Intel & AMD both are good CPU's.....chances are you won't notice the difference between and Intel EE and a FX-60....the GFX card will be holding you back....

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Post by BulliT » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:04 pm

thanx very much for that advice.
Yes I am gamer cod2... The Alienware does have a sweet set of GFX cards btw, 2x 512 7800 GTX SLi

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Post by kenc51 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:20 pm

BulliT wrote:thanx very much for that advice.
Yes I am gamer cod2... The Alienware does have a sweet set of GFX cards btw, 2x 512 7800 GTX SLi
IF you have a camera, I'd love to see it when up and runnig....and of course posts your 3DMark05 & 3DMark06 Results.....You'll prob blow most of our scores away but hey.... :)

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Post by Apoptosis » Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:36 pm

Welcome to the forums and you will be happy with the FX-60. If you live around St. Louis order in the parts and I'll build it for free... LOL

Hope you stick around the forums and post up some pics of the alienware system when you get it all done.

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Post by BulliT » Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:31 pm

wow thanx man if I was in the USA I may have taken you up on that offer of building me a pc but sadly im in the cold grey UK :(

The machine im buying sounds a beast and now reading what u guyz have said im feeling like a kid on xmas day hehe, I will be ordering my beast Monday or Tuesday, soon as I get my cheque in the bank :D and I will post some pix of her too but u will have to help me with the bench testing stuff I have never done that before..

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Post by Apoptosis » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:24 pm

It's pretty easy and we have enough AMD fans on the forums to keep you busy with benchmarking. http://www.futuremark.com has 3DMark06 which is a popular benchmark and //www.sisoftware.net has Sandra 2005 SR3 for memory testing.

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Post by BulliT » Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:08 pm

Im getting really anxious, its been ordered for 8 days now I wish they would just hurry up and build my PC
Here's my spec's, my m8 helped me choose the best spec for the money, I tried to do away with things like high end sound to cut back on cost... well I cant have it all can I :P I tell ya what though, I'll be living on bread and water for a while, but at least I can game :)

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