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Old 03-28-2004, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a Pentium system; need some advice:

Hey all,

I have been building computers for 10 years. I have worked on many, but this would be my first time with the new Pentium architecture. I want to know if there is anything I should know when buying the parts for my computer.

I want a Pentium 4. What core should I get? Prescott? Is there more than one core? What about the motherboard? Should I stick with one brand, or get the best deal? The computer will be for video editing so I decided a Pentium is the way to go. Like I said, I've built a lot of AMD systems. What about the memory? Does it have to be a certain kind or can it just be DDR? ECC or Non-ECC?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm just a hardcore AMD fan. Never built a Pentium before.

Is there a recommended site to read? If there is, give me the link so I don't waste anyones' time.

Thanks guys,
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Old 03-28-2004, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you wanted to know more about Prescott CPUs, here's a link. From what I've read, the new Prescotts are really good:

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archi...040202comp.htm

When you go to buy a motherboard make sure it supports hyperthreading and Prescott CPUs. The 875P or 865 chipsets are supported by the Prescott and hyperthreading. Here's a good Mobo that is supports Prescotts and hyperthreading:

http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...d/overview.HTM

Hopefully this helps you get a start!
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ASUS motherboards are the way to go.

Get some dual-channel DDR, 2 sticks of it.
I have only seen one site that ever advocated ECC. Even though it sounds good, for some reason nobody wants it and almost nobody makes it.
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Sweet. Of everything I've used, never has anyone or any manual recommended ECC memory. I love ASUS. Thanks for the info guys.
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Will this work?

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80098-5

I've heard Corsair is the best. Is it too cheap? I heard kingston is good too.
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Or should I get this:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80097-8
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