New System

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by jason2slow, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    hi ive been thinking about building a new computer, and i have a few questions.

    1. Should i wait for intel's p4 extreme? i heard its going to be @ $900-$1000..

    2. Should i go pentium or amd?

    3. Which motherboard should i get? for both processors?

    4. Should i go Nvidia or Ati?

    5. If i use a 512 stick of DDR266, will it be ok if i use a 512 stick of a higher DDR with it?

    i may have more questions..but all help and info is appreciated.

    thanks
     
  2. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

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    1. No, it won't be worth the wait

    2. AMD, buy a Barton 2500+ and overclock it to 3200+ speeds

    3. Abit NF7-S for AMD or Abit IC7-G for Intel

    4. ATi, with current generation GPUs the ATI is a whole lot faster in Direct X 9

    5. The 266 will be almost useless, any new CPU will use a FSB of 333, or 400
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Go for:

    AMD 2500+
    Gigabyte GA-7NNXP NVidia chipet
    400Mhz FSB
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    3 - amd: NForce2 Ultra 400 or, if you want to spend lots of money, go 64-bit with a K8T800 and athlon64.
    intel: i865 or, if you want to spend more money, i875. as far as i know, 875 isn't much faster than 865, but is more feature-rich. (correct?)

    4 - right now, ATI.

    5 - will work fine as long as your memory is clocked at 266.
     
  5. jason2slow

    jason2slow Guest

    but isn't the p4 3.2 faster than the amd64?
     
  6. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    no entirely depends on what you are talking about.

    AMD = apples INTEL = oranges

    the AMD vs Intel debate will always continue but its like comparing apples and oranges.

    if you want cheap and fast ass gaming machine go AMD if you want to run video and photo application and other office software go Intel. AMD is so much cheaper than Intel is still blows me away why ppl will spend the money to only get a product that is only marginally faster and twice the price.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    the price ratio is true for some of the cpu's... @ the same time though... intel does have some good products @ good price points as well...

    amd's problem has been r&d time/product availabilty and overall performance... till the athlon 64's... you were hardpressed to say amd was competitive @ the highend but it did have good low-mid range cpu's performacne/price ratio...

    please don't turn this into an amd v/s intel debate...
     
  8. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    you can never truly rate speeds of the different processors because they dont use the same motherboards. so there is always that extra factor set into the experiment.

    since you asked about a $1000 processor, and you wanted 2 of them, i would say you got money to burn. so, i would go for intel cause they are better at multitasking and IN MY OPINION, they are faster.
     
  9. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Beautiful mobo hard to grab was a limited edition but I am sure it can be found, AMD with any thing from a 2500+ up

    or the G8NNXP with a 64 bit Athlon :)
     
  10. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    thats exactly why i didn't go any further with my post.

    very very very very very very very very very tired of the AMD vs Intel crap.

    its debated on a daily basis @ some other forums i frequent.