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Yes intel is generally better then amd but you have to look at what procs are in the computers your buying and compare the performance.

 

AMD tends to be cheaper so make sure you know what you want to use your comp for before you buy it.

 

Also mac and pc is the same thing. A pc uses windows and a mac uses other OS's.

 

You cant put os x (or any other mac OS) on a computer withought a special thing in the motherboard (sorry but dont know what it is off the top of my head) but you can put windows on a mac comp.

 

Also dont buy a computer build your own :)

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Because it is your first build i'd try air cooling but if you really want liquid cooling ask and i'll help you get good parts

 

For motherboard i'd go with a 780g (unless your planning on getting multiple GPU's)

 

Also the PSU is a bit overkill you will not need 1000watts for what you have listed maybe go with a 600Watt one instead

 

Other then that its a pretty decent build so far

 

You will not be able to buy The mac operating system withought using a Mac motherboard (i'm pretty sure you can buy them but it will be hard to find)

 

If you have any other questions dont hesitate to ask as i'm very happy to help :)

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I chose the liquid cooling cause it sounds better.. ehehe yeah, I have no idea what the difference is. Is it better than the air one or not?

For what concerns the power supply, is an 800 still too much? When you say overkill it means that it could even damage the system?

On this web site where I'm getting the computer they have Asus M3A78-EMH/HDMI AMD 780G Chipset DDR2/800 SATA... But I don

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Yes liquid cooling is better, but not really needed unless your going to overclock. If you intend to use stock settings air cooling will do just fine.

 

And buy overkill i meant it is way more power then your gonna need (When you buy a prebuilt they normally stick these in to charge you more)

 

The crosshairII board is a great board overclocks well i own one and love it if you really don't want to build your own then i'd go with that and the 800watt.

 

2 video cards doesn't improve the quality of image but will improve fps in games and allow you to play in higher resolutions.

 

A 9800gx2 is to 9800gtx's (some people say to 8800gtx's and they are both right because the 9800gtx and 8800gtx are the same card)

the 9800gtx+ is a slightly better version of the 9800gtx meaning overclocked higher, but the way SLI works your prolly better off with the 9800GX2.

 

Thats an interesting article i'd say if you feel up to it try it out.

 

Seriously though you can built it yourself better and cheaper :)

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Thats an easy one, intel though i think amd's are better value for money but don't quote me on it, but go for intel for sure ive gone to intel and never looked back :) and they are the best to overclock :)

 

:unsure: Overclock again... It's hunting me.

I just realized this forum it's called the Overclockersclub.. :O and I'm writing in it.. and I don't even know what it is. :blush:

 

So, is AMD is less powerful or slower than Intel or they just process the data in a different way?

 

Thanks for your reply :)

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Overclocking means upping the speed of the CPU. An example would taking a 2.66GHz CPU and "overclocking" it to 3GHz or up. Liquid cooling decreases the temperatures more than air cooling so it allows for a higher overclock. If you need a better explanation, just ask, I would be glad to help.

 

Honestly, do some research and building a computer becomes a breeze. Its largely a matter of putting part A to slot B. Dont let the seperate parts and wires intimidate you, its real easy and you'll save tons of money.

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Sorry for the double post

 

If you are gonna be doing alot of video editing it would be better to go Intel than AMD. I might go so far as to recommend Core i7, Intel's new processor line as it would be the best for what you are doing. I also recommend using XP instead of OSX but then again I hate Apple and their Macs with a passion so I am a little biased :D.

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Sorry for the double post

 

If you are gonna be doing alot of video editing it would be better to go Intel than AMD. I might go so far as to recommend Core i7, Intel's new processor line as it would be the best for what you are doing. I also recommend using XP instead of OSX but then again I hate Apple and their Macs with a passion so I am a little biased :D.

 

seeing as its 4GB of memory wouldnt a 64bit OS be more appropiate ie Vista x64

 

Sorry if i caused anymore confusion i'll do a quick explainion of 64 bit and 32 bit,

 

64bit and 32 bit is the number of bits that are used to address memory, each memory loacation has its own address so it can be accessed randomly,

 

in 32bit in theory 4GB can be addressed but in real life its only usually around 3GB as video memory uses up part of this 4GB and other reserved system functions.

to get around this 64bit was introduced and this is basically like phone companies putting more numbers onto your phone number - i cant remember the limit of 64 bit in theory but its very high and we dont have to worry about it.

 

This was done so the operating system could see and use all of the memory actually there. Vista 32bit SP1 says that there is 4GB of memory but it can only access about 3 of it.

 

When initally released there were a shortage of drivers for it but now thats been all fixed. I run both my laptop and desktop on 64 bit Vista. With new hardware drivers wont be an issue.

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