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Old 09-06-2004, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2.8ghz or 2500+

I'm gonna build a new comp for my sis. She only uses it for internet, chatting, and usually no games. I bought a SOYO "SY-P4I865PE Plus DRAGON 2 V1.0" 865PE last week because it was free after rebate (and hopefully they'll send me the check....)


I dunno if I should use this and get a 2.8c Ghz P4 HT, or get an nf7-s with a 2500+. THe price will be pretty much the same.




Will the SOYO motherboard be really crappy??

and for the other parts, I came up with....

Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST380013AS, OEM $73

OCZ Enhanced Latency Series 184 Pin 256MB DDR PC-3200 x 2 $110

Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply $61

Toshiba SDR5272 / 8x4x12x DVD±RW / 32x10x40x CD-RW $60

this is total of about $500, without the graphics card. I'll buy a case under $50(With shipping).

and would that be the fastest and most reliable memory for the price?? im not sure of that.

Thx for the help everyone

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Old 09-06-2004, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i got that same bourd for the same reason as u..

im still waiting for holiday sales at the end of the year, but if u decide to go with intell u may wont this... p4 3gig 1mb L2 800fsb prescott, instead http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...80661-1&ps=ho3 ,yea it is a prescott, but if your like me, and not going to overclock anything, that would have no trouble at all.

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Old 09-06-2004, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dont prescotts run really hot?
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmm in another forum people are saying that i should get the 2500+ and the NF7-S and overclock it to 3200+.....confused now
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would get the 2500+ and overclock it!
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Get the 2.8c. Alot better than just overclocking a 2500+ to a 3200+.
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i feel that the 2.8 can beat the XP 2500+ . . . if we're talking about 64, then it's a whole 'nother story . . .

definetely the 2.8C
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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they are both very overclackable chip (2500 mobile taht is) but the 2.8 imo is better, it can get to 3.2 easily. plus u already got the mobo, just get a good hsf.
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Old 09-06-2004, 04:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i was gonna go with the AMD....but i think ill go with the 2.8 now
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Old 09-06-2004, 05:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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psht...riiiiight....Intel has gotta compare a 3.4GHz chip to an AMD 2.2GHz......see the difference there? If AMD had created a chip to run at speeds of 3.4GHz like they are now..intel would have to build a freakin 6GHz chip just to keep up. AMD's can do more per instruction than Intels...Kinda sad that this 2.2GHz 3200+ is BARELY outperformed by a 2.5GHz intel....they gotta go up 1.2GHz higher just to say 'Hey look we beat em!' but yeah a 64 would just own intel into the ground. the 35w 2400+ XP-M people have gotten to 2.5-2.6 on air and if youve got really good cooling you can get it up to 2.8. One dude had his up to 3.1GHz!! But yeah he had a damn near vapochill setup. Anyway, I would say the best option is a 35w 2400+XP-M cooler temps...up until you start overclocking....already unlocked....you can easily get it to be comparable with that 2.8c


Get the 2.8c. Alot better than just overclocking a 2500+ to a 3200+.
....yeah not too mention this was written over a year ago

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