Leet Gamers choose me a Proc/Motherboard...

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  1. Demo Dick

    Demo Dick I will treat you all alike. Just Like Shit!

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    I am going to go with a p4 3.2 1 GBddr & 2 SATA drives & possibly some IDE for storage...I have a ATI 9600 128 MB card

    I am doing this upgrade primarily for gaming & video editing.

    Must have on board firewire & usb2.0 & I would like to be able to overclock ( not a serious overclocker, but would like to be able to mess with it)

    What MB should I use?


    AMD Natzis....why should I finally go away from Intel??? If I do what should I get & why?

    p.s. I pretty much buy from www.newegg.com they rock
     
  2. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    Hi this is my first time posting I think.

    I just upgraded from a 2000+ to a P4 2.8E on a P4P800 SE along with a sata drive and some of that new ram but after my purchase I did some research and realized that I should have picked up an athalon 64 3400+ and asus mobo.

    I can't find the exact review but here's how the processors handle that 3dMark Program:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040318/athlon-fx53-17.html

    Also some sick games like Far Cry are optimized for A64. Playing that on a 9800 Pro setup would blow anything out of the water.

    A 64 bit windows operating system is also available for download or mail delivery @ microsoft.com as well as a few linuz systems if that's your cup of tea.

    If u want plain old winxp or win2000 as well or instead then there's always dual boot or single options.

    2 Asus 64 motherboards

    K8V SE Deluxe
    http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket754/k8vse-d/overview.htm

    K8N-E Deluxe
    http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket754/k8vse-d/overview.htm

    And another Tom's review
    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040106/athlon64_3400-05.html


    Or you can grab those Crazy P4 EE chips but with PCI-express video cards and DDR 2 memory. It might be safe to wait until those systems are released before you upgrade.

    But grab the amd 64 and this motherboard and you'll be set for a good amount of time.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040601/index.html

    :)

    P4 2.8E
    ASUS P4P800SE
    1GB Dual DDR400
    80GB SATA 100GB EIDE
    GF4 ti4400
    SB Audigy2
     
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  4. Shaggy007

    Shaggy007 New Member

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    :werd: The AMD 64 FX's are beating out P4 chips when the P4's are at a higher speed. Forgot where I saw the review but a 64 OC'd to 2.2 beat a P4 at 3.2. Large cache + HyperTransport = Ownage. This is also where you don't use a 64 bit OS so you're not even using the full power of your chip. I wasn't a amd fan before but this new chips are shweet.
     
  5. Demo Dick

    Demo Dick I will treat you all alike. Just Like Shit!

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    So I have done some serious reading on these 64 chips & I will agree that they own!

    But I am still going to go the Intel route for now......Now maybe I will go 64 bit when it is a little more there........I am not going to pay that much for a proc that I am not using the full potential of.
     

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