Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by XO, Sep 27, 2004.
Both come with decent MSI mainboards.
Intel is $249
AMD is $269
The Athlon64 3200+ will wipe the floor with the Intel 3.2GHz. Its no contest.
If it's the 512KB Northwood core... I had take the P4.
Athlon64 does not have performance advantage in all areas... Personally I am an Intel guy...
you'd be crazy not to take the a64
the sale ended last night and I picked up the AMD before reading the replies (I made sure of the refund policy first). The MSI board it came with is pretty kick ass too
which board did you get with it? I just picked up almost the same system the other day. My board is the MSI K8 neo something? the one with the nforce 3 chipset
Same board I got them both for $269+tax
sweet! Have you tried installing anything yet? I can't get XP 64 bit to work. I have access to longhorn and tried that as well with no success. Might just have to go 32 bit xp Although, i may see if i can get my hands on my buddy's SuSE 9.1 disks, so i can try that
No I haven't even thought about it yet, I'll try building my pc today. What OS's support the 64 bit?
SuSE has had a 64-bit edition out since the Athlon64s came out
But what is it good for?
Don't get me wrong, my workstation runs SuSE as well. However, for a desktop, I had think that XP got better multimedia compatability. Sad but true. As for audio/video editing and MIDI sequencing says... XP and OS X still rules...
For multimedia SuSE is just fine. Using either MPlayer for every type of video kicks the shit out of having to download WMP, RealPlayer, DivX and Quicktime. For video editing, yeah, I see where you're coming from, I haven't heard anything about Linux video editing programs. There are some audio editing and sequencing apps out there for Linux, not entirely sure how they stack up against their Mac/Windows counterparts though
I have the same proc and board
i'm really close to having SuSE 9.1 Pro... I still can't get the 64 bit version of xp to install. I'm thinking it might be my vid card drivers, since it's an old card. (not going to move my good card over yet, until it's up and running, buy maybe it's worth a shot)
what do you have installed as an OS?
I think I'm going to try it once I buy a new SATA drive. I have to get my files off of my current drive first so I can throw it in the playstation
Would you happen to have the link to these sales? I know you said that they ended, but I just want to see the motherboard and processor combos. I'd like to see what I missed out on.
I'd link you to newegg.com but that sites been down all week. This is the best I can do:
Note: The Intel price is for the crap ECS board. They had another promo running with the MSI board which cost about $49 more. Also I think I have a different MSI board than the link pictures in the AMD link.
Newegg is up for me.
ahhhh, finally got WinXP 64bit to install... I had bought a bad memory stick it appears. Damn cheap memory time to take it back
Is the WinXP 64bit their pre-release or do they have a official version yet?