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I haven't bought computer hardware in a long time.

There are so many different chips out now for CPUs and graphics cards. First off i'm looking to spend about $1500 US

CPUS: Whats better for performance?

Turion
Athalon
Pentium M

Graphics Cards
whats better for gaming?

http://www.ati.com/products/mobilityradeonx600/specs.html
OR
http://www.ati.com/products/radeonxpress200m/specs.html

I'd like to be able to play Counter Strike Source or other FPS games and I use things like Photoshop on a dialy basis.


So far all these look decent, what do you suggest guys?


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7478348&productCategoryId=pcmcat34000050011&type=product&tab=2&id=1125465830387

dual 100 gig drives
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7625572&type=product&id=1130986316451

nice graphics 4gig cpu
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7628613&type=product&id=1130986342926

I have a Toshiba Satellite now and it has overheating problems so I wouldn't get a Toshiba again.

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an amd 4000 doesnt mean 4 ghz i think. anyway i would go for the gateway, it has the most features and a faster processor processsor.

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