Have I done the right thing?

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I'm new to all this overclocking malarky but I decided to dive in at the deep end and build myself a custom pc using bits rather than just buy a prebuilt pc.

So far I have acquired an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard and an Athlon 64 X2 4800+ CPU and 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC400 DDR ram but now I read reviews of quad core and dual core intel chips being the business so now I think this isn't a good combination.

What do you guys think? Have I bought a dud deal?
 
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That depends how much you bought it for ;)
I think the consensus here is that the Intel chips clock more drastically, but if this is your first project you'll still get a lot out of what you've bought.
 
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yeah its not bad, just not as good as the intel options.

i think this seems to be the problem. lots of people only want the best, which fair enough, if you can afford it, go for it.

but i think we lose sight of what we really need the pc for. if you render encode etc, then by all means get the c2d etc, but if you game or just casually use a pc, then the set up you have acquired is perfect and will last a few good years.
 
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ergonomics said:
yeah its not bad, just not as good as the intel options.

i think this seems to be the problem. lots of people only want the best, which fair enough, if you can afford it, go for it.

but i think we lose sight of what we really need the pc for. if you render encode etc, then by all means get the c2d etc, but if you game or just casually use a pc, then the set up you have acquired is perfect and will last a few good years.
i gotta agree i went from an athlon 64 4000, 2gb ram and a fairly decent msi sli mainboard. gaming would be my main thing but at the minute any game i play hasnt rally improved that much (more dependent on gpu) only benefits ive noticed so far is video encoding and im still on xp 32 bit home version
 
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