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Old 04-07-2004, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan on building my first computer pretty soon..but I'm stuck on the question of either to use an AMD processor or INTEL. Can anyone tell me what the difference is?

At first I was going to use a "Intel Pentium 4/ 2.8E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache" which costs $193. Then I saw the 3000+ Barton that was $166. THEN (lol) I saw the 2500+ that was a measly $80.

Could you tell me what the difference is between these chips? I don't want to buy something that will become obsolete in a month, but I also don't want to shell out a lot of money when I can buy something cheaper with the same performance. Any help would be appreciated.

BTW those prices came from newegg.com
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what do u want to do with your comp? the barton 2500+ is a good cpu and the mobile version is supposed to be highly overclockable. i highly deter you from going with the prescott (2.8e) at this time, the northwood is a more mature core and runs cooler. if u really wanted prescott you should wait for the socket 775. i have the 2.8 C (northwood 800fsb 512L2 catch hyperthreading) and i couldnt ask for anything better, but again that highly depends on what u do with your comp. in my case i like to multitask and do encoding or progs like autocad so intel fits my needs very well. If you are into gaming u should also look at the amd 64 and if you are on tight budget id say go with the barton 2500+ mobile.
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well.. my opinion is that AMD is more for gaming and such.. intel is better for editing and making videos and stuf flike that..
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woah woah.. because the whole debat starts, please jakez, search the forum for the answers, you WILL find them
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Both processors are good. But AMD will save you some cash.
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damn, for real, search the archives. this has been asked a billion times, if i hear it one more time i think i'll have to commit myself to a mental hostpital. just get the bloddy xp2500 or 2600, at this point its a waste of money for anything more. there are no tricks, the math and the price are exactly what your math tells you. those are the best deals. get the retail versions, not OEM
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depends on what youre computer will be mainly for... if its for gaming and videos, AMD is a good choice but if its for business, editing and some minor gaming, intel is fine...

intel is mainly all-rounded while AMD is kinda of a specialist proc
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exactly what i said first lol
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