View Full Version : Athlon vs P4, etc

11-05-2005, 12:59 AM
What is a good starting setup for LW?

Is a P4 better than Athlon?

How important is a dual core?

What's a good motherboard?

What's a decent graphics card?

My budget is limited to $500 for the MB/CPU/Graphics Card combo.
I just want something reasonable that LW will work well on.

SG :)

11-05-2005, 01:51 AM
here's a link to a previous thread that will answer many of those questions.
Sounds like you will be looking at an AMD 64x2 3800 or Pentium D 830 or 840.
You can find supporting MB's with plenty of features for less than $100.
If you have any $$$ left over after that, an Nvida 6600GT, 6800GT, or ATI X800GT will give you good OpenGL 2 performance for those on a tight budget.

11-05-2005, 02:23 AM
Awesome!! Thanks!!! :D