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Old 01-22-2004, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to buy a new computer so I'll use one of the system configurators on a website. I only need a motherboard, a processor, a hardrive (40 or 80 GB), 512 DDR RAM, geForce 4 MX 440 128MB 8x DDR, and a case with 400watt PS. I will use the computer for gaming, graphics (photoshop...), flash, and other things. I want the price 450 USD or lower. I can't decide if I will get an AMD or a Pentium 4. They both have good and bad sides: pentiums seem faster (more catche mem, faster FSB and all that), and the AMD's are cheaper. Which processor would be the faster for my budget? (that $450 dollars includes the other components mentioned above)

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Old 01-22-2004, 08:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get an athlon they are cheaper fpr the same performance. cause ur on a budget. ex. athlon xp 2200 is about the speed of a p4 2.2 ghz or so.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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simple

amd xp 2500+

only $20 more than than 2200+ but has 512 Cache instead of 128 Cache
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with play2lose amd 2500+ not much more that 2200 and much less than intel. Don't go anything above 2500 if you plan to overclock.
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what's wrong with 2800? they are cheap enough for me. why does every1 say 2500?
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2500+ is sweet spot right now just like intel 2.6 c is there sweet spot
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2500+ and 2800+ are almost the same....it's just that u can overclock the 2500+ to be as fast ot faster than the 2800+ easily
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I pretty much buy Athlon exclusively. They're usually a lot cheaper (except for maybe the new 64 FXs,) and they match up to the Intels pretty well.
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
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for this I say AMD, they are way less expensive for the performance you get, 2500 is very good and so is 2800, just depends on your $$$
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hello,

AMD ATHLON64 3000+ Processor
GigaByte GA-K8N Pro nForce3 Chipset 800FSB AGP8X w/LAN,USB2,IEEE,&Audio

how is the performance of abouve system compare to a pentium p4?

Would it be a good choice for if i do graphic/audio/ development on a basic like above?
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