amd motherboard & cpus? (via vs nforce, sempron vs athlon?)

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  1. tektoniks

    tektoniks your inability to the thread

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    for a computer at home.... dont care about performance, overclocking, yadda yadda yadda -- just want something that works and works for long

    amd xp2000+ / thoroughbred core
    amd sempron 2400+ / thorton core
    amd sempron 2300+ / thoroughbred core

    -which is the better of the 3?

    -gonna get corsair memory for it... what would i need to match the CPUs... pc2700? pc3200? pc4000?

    -for motherboard are via (kt600) or nvidia (nforce) chipset mobos more reliable? if so which specific chipset should i look for -- there are a million KTxxx and Nforce2 and Nforce3 [either way it'll be Abit or Asus board]

    -if running a single harddrive (non-raid) is there a point in using SATA?

    -what's today's equivalent of an ati 8500 videocard --- cheap all-arounder, works 100%, good 2d, etc.

    annnnnnnd.....lastly... decent LCD flat screens on the cheap?
     
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    sg_lurker Winter is Coming

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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Those chips are all oooooolllldd. At today's prices there's no excuse not to get an Athlon64 or at least a Barton core.
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    actually, the 2400+ thorton core was released AFTER the barton. If you're gonna get an AMD 462, then get a thorton.

    Otherwise, get a amd64. As penguin man pointed out, there's not much cost difference -- and it's a faster system (not to mention much more upgrade potential).

    You could do a Sempron 3100+ and a 754 mobo (such as the MSI K8T Neo) for cheap.
     

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