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Old 05-31-2003, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im buying a new comp in the near future and i priced up an intel based comp and a AMD based comp from ABSpc.com. (i heard they were a good company)

So if you guys could tell me which comp would yield better performance i would be greatful.

- AMD based comp -
ICUE CX-2628 Mid Tower ATX Case with 350Watts Power Supply -
Asus A7N8X Deluxe nForce2 Chipset | 6 USB 2.0, ata133, 8X AGP, 400MHz fsb, LAN
Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB DDR DVI/TV 8X AGP
AMD Athlon XP 2800+/333 FSB Barton
Dynatron High-End Microfin Cooler w/ 5300 RPM Fan
Corsair DDR400 512MB PC-3200 C2 XMS (2 pieces of this)
Seagate 120GB 7200rpm SERIAL ATA Barracuda
LITE-ON 16x DVD 48x CD-ROM Drive (Black)
Lite On 52x24x52 CD-RW Black
Creative Inspire Dolby 5.1 5200 5 Speakers w/Subwoofer

and it comes with some games, Microsoft Works 7.0, Microsoft XP home, and a wireless mouse and keyboard.
I didnt get a monitor because i have a 17 inch flag panel at home already.

This priced up to 1625$


- Intel based comp -
Apacer Handy Drive 128MB USB Flash Hard Drive - RETAIL (FREE)
ANTEC Performance PLUSVIEW LE (Limited Edition) Model PLUSVIEW1000AMG LE - with Side Window Snap-On(case)
COOLER MASTER TLF-R82 (TLF-R82-E1) ( Purple )Neon L.E.D. Fan. Size: 80 x 80 x 25 mm. 4 LEDs implemen
Allied TRUE 450W Power Supply AL-B450EATX w/ Two Fans
Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000Pro, Intel 865PE chipset Springdale for Intel P4 ATX motherboard Retail
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz 512k 800MHz FSB | socket 478 w/ Hyper Threading Technology
Intel Original CPU fan for Socket 478 Processor
Corsair DDR400 512MB PC-3200 C2 XMS | (extreme memory speed series) 2 PIECES
Seagate 120GB 7200rpm SERIAL ATA Barracuda | ST3120026AS - OEM
Sapphire Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB DVI/TV 8X AGP | (powered by ATI)

And a cd burner and dvd rom, this was without microsoft works.

Came out to 1600$





Is there anything you would seriously change in either of these comps?? I plan to overclock just a little bit.
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Old 05-31-2003, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea, but what are your opinions on which one is better?? The intel or AMD setup?
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Old 06-01-2003, 01:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Could anyone else provide their opinions on which setup is better, and more future proof. Thanks
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im an amd man myself. but i reckon the intel system seems a little faster IMO. perhaps its the 800mhz fsb.. i dunno.
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the amd system is very similar to my current setup and it runs like a dream.

and while some people have problems with the nForce chipset...I've been running mine for 2 months now and I have no problems whatsoever. (epox 8rda+)
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