View Full Version : may be buying a desktop... opinions?

rich novak
12 December 2003, 01:47 AM
hey all.

i'm looking at maybe buying a desktop so that i may be able to actually use lightwave for its intended purpose. it's hard to model everything with simple primitives! i have a few questions:

processors: athlon 64 vs. p4 with hyperthreading. what's the difference between these? are they similar at all?

memory: is 2 gigs ddr overkill? or would i actually use that much?

companies: what companies should i steer clear of? i've never heard of anyone producing real 3d on an HP or a compaq, but then again, i've had some crap luck with dell and gateway both. or is there a good place to build one from the ground up?

is there anything else i should really care about? i figure 128 megs ddr video ram if i can find it.

thanks all.


12 December 2003, 01:49 AM
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