AMD64 X2 4800 D/C, 250gb, 2gb DDR2, 22" FFT!

  liquidstool 08:54 11 Nov 2007

How would this compare to an Intel Core 2 Duo E6550?

I'm looking for something that can run video editing and rendering, play call of duty 4 and do more than 2 things at once - Screen size is important. Whilst i like gaming, i'm not a nut so please don't baffle me with figures!

CPU: AMD64 x2 4800+ Dual-Core
HDD: 250Gb SATA 7200 spin
RAM: 2Gb DDR2 667Mhz
DVD/RW: Black DL DVD Writer
Video: 512Mb Nvidia Geforce 8600GT
Network: 10/100/1000
Card Reader: Internal 12 in 1
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16
1 x PCI Express x1
2 x 32-bit PCI
1 x HDMR
Storage Controller(s) 1 x P-ATA/133
4 x S-ATA/300
RAID 0+1
Back Panel I/O Connectors 1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x Parallel
4 x USB2.0
1 x LAN
6 x Audio
1 x VGA (Not used)
1 x DVI with audio for HDMI (Not used)
Internal I/O Connectors 1 x 20-pin ATX Power
1 x 4 pin ATX 12V Power
3 x USB2.0
1 x Audio
1 x CD Audio
1 x Game
1 x IR
2 x FAN
Audio / Sound 8-channel
Realtek ALC888

22" widescreen LCD Monitor (3 yr Warranty)
2.1 Speaker System
Octigen Keyboard and Optical Mouse
Additional information 6 x USB2.0
Dimensions Case Dimensions:
Width = 180mm
Height = 410mm
Depth = 440mm
Weight = 5.22Kg

Warranty 36 Months RTB Parts and Labour

As you can see, no o/s is included but i could always use my xp home oem from my existing i suppose. Frankly i'm weary of switching to vista yet, XP has given me very little trouble over the years and i'd be happy to stick with it.

So, all in all what do you think? Can this accomplish what i want? is it good value and can it be upgraded later? - the price you ask?


  Joe R 10:29 11 Nov 2007

"i could always use my xp home oem from my existing"

You will need a different O's, as this one will already be attached to your former P.C., and oem versions can only be used on one system.

  liquidstool 12:12 11 Nov 2007

thx, but what about the question? It's incredibly difficult to get people to answer the questions here!

  Joe R 12:19 11 Nov 2007


It would probably run a little slower than the E6550 system.

  gudgulf 12:59 11 Nov 2007

CoD 4 should be fine on an 8600GT...See

click here

You might need to reduce the resolution a little if your 22" monitor has a native 1680x1050 resolution (like mine has).Call of Duty games seem to be well optimised though and run smoothly at lowish frame rates.

Rest of specs seem ok..the 4800 cpu is outclassed by most C2D Pentiums but is no slouch.

  liquidstool 18:15 11 Nov 2007

that's great thanks, but do they represent value for money?

  Totally-braindead 18:24 11 Nov 2007

Yes its good value for money.

I had a look at the Novatech one similar spec click here and the cheapest 22" TFT click here total without OS is A touch over £530.

  keef66 10:38 14 Nov 2007

according to the CPU charts on Tom's hardware the X2 4800 is between 5% and 20% slower than the E6550, depending on which benchmark you look at.

Still a pretty quick pc for the dosh though

  donki 11:05 14 Nov 2007

Id go for it for the cash, the processor will be good enough to run all present games. Times have changed with the most important compent for games being the GFX card. I have a X2 4200 which is slower than your processor and im playing COD4 and the Crysis demo on Full settings. Software/Games have a long way to go to catch the current CPU technology.

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