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new base unit

#1
:confused: looking for advice from you wise gentlemen on which of type of processer to run my new base unit.I'm not into gaming but i do like to watch and listen to media etc,so which is it gentlemen athlon or pentium 4.look forward to your replies. :) :D
 

zeke_mo

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#3
prodj88 said:
yes i am a wise gentleman lol... if u are asking which processor type then i would definitely go with athlon xp and if u have money maybe the 64 bit version?

I agree, AMD is the way to go......if you want one that you wouldnt have to upgrade for some time i would go for a 2800+ XP....but if your budget permits go with a 64bit. the 3500+ is down to about $270 at newegg.com and you get a free newegg towel with it :p I love my newegg towel.....
 
#5
newegg gives the most useless trinkets. one time i got this really heavy useless pen then another time i got this cube with a bubble christmas tree in it.
 
#8
:) have ordered a new motherboard etc to build a base unit ,hope for delivery on thursday morning.i gone for the abit kv8pro and 64 bit 3000+,so with the 512 memory i'm hoping for a decent machine when finished. the other components are 120 gig hd and nec dvd rw .
 

Mainframeguy

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#9
sounds like excellent budget decision with huge overclocking potential to me (if you are that way inclined!).....

if I had to make any criticism - it would be on the RAM - is that what you already had? Is it a single stick? It's just that if you want good overclockable RAM it helps to get paired sticks - and one gig is more where it is at these days, although you are probably fine....

Just to round the picture off - what graphics capability is slotting in there?
 
#10
the ram that you enquire about would be 512 DDR ram it is in one stick ,the old ram from this machine is the old sdram (512),when i get some more money together i'll get another stick of 512 DDR ram.concering the graphics it is only a cheap one as i'm not into games (Mx4000 ).by the look of things i'll be getting this tomorrow (wednesday) :) hopefully up and running by this time tomorrow.
 
#11
Well, I would complain about the ram. Athlon 64's like Low Latency ram. Also, isn't that board a Via chipset board? The Nforce3 boards are the best for overclocking.
But good decision on going with the Athlon 64s. What socket did you choose? 754, 939?
 
#12
ARGH!!! you ordered a VIA CHIPSET MAINBOARD!!!!! ARGGGGH!!!!!!

Send it back and get an MSI Neo 2 Platinum using the Nforce 3.

nVidia is to AMD what intel chipsets are to Intel CPU's. The ONLY viable option.
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#13
hehe - Lord, cut him some slack - he can learn this way ;)

(there speaketh one of the "wise men" with a Neo2 mobo... hehe)

Plus gotta say even with the Neo2 you WILL have early setup issues... I only just now have my SATA drive running my primary partition andI think it has been a month almost since I built the beast! :)
 
#14
ahhh the SATA issue comes down to gettng yoour head around windows weirdness.

SATA is still very new and we ran into some issues with a 64 bit server with SATA RAID.

but yyweah I hae my nice 2 ton Neo2 looking pretty in my living room to I'm straight with banks enough to get the cpu.

Barclays screwed me over to the tuine of £150 and I cant prove a damn thing to get my money back :/
 
#15
man u shud hav gone for an intel ,like a 3.0GHz pressy. i say intel cuz they r usually a lot better then AMD at content creating and media encoding and decoding, AMD is a better choice for gaming. anywayz gud luck.......
 
#17
my........arent we being a grouch, Mr.LordOfLA. listen dude this aint the shakespeare club so a little sms speak is ok, if the mods say its ok then ill use it. thank you for your comments, even though its not appreciated. :(
 

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