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Old 01-21-2004, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im starting to get scared here guys. i was about to order an all new computer based around the athlon 64 3200+ because in my mind it was the best price/performance option. but behold! the 3.2ghz prescott with 1 mb cache can b preordered for $315!!!! should i wait until it realy comes out before getting my new computer?
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Old 01-21-2004, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WAIT!!! i would!. Where can you preorder them from? im gonna grab me one.
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Old 01-21-2004, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well thats a danm bargon. Wait for it. After it moves from 478pin to 700-940 pins its going way up. So grab em while u can boys.
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Old 01-21-2004, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If ya wait longer it'll get even cheaper & so it goes!
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Who has them for preorder?
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I sell computers for a living (6th Year now doing it too)

Unless the person has money to burn or a damn good reason, I never recommend getting the latest and greatest computer technology until about 3 to 6 months after it been released.

One of the reasons is that all computer parts start expensive for the first month or three. Then after about 3 to 4 months, the price starts to slide down rapidly. And then after that the price begins to "platue".

My sister wants to upgrade her computer. I have suggested that she looks at an AMD 64. I have also suggested for her to hold out until June before she makes the purchase.

Classic example was the DVD Burners last year. From about AU$700 ex-GST Buy Price at 12 months ago. The were sliding down by AU$50 to AU$100 each month. Plus the technology matured too. One of my freinds is really pissed off with himself right now as he pay AU$350 inc-GST for his DVD Burner that did -/+. Then 6 weeks later, I told him that i could give him the same thing for 50%, and for about AU$280 inc-GST, I could of given him a drive that does +/-/RAM.

As for me, I can cheat the system. When ever I buy some thing, I make sure there is 2 to 3 year MANUFACTURER's warranty on the goods. I buy, I use it for 1 year or 2 years. And provided that there is 12 months (at the point of sale) manufacturer's warranty, and that the gear is still current, I sell off and trade in for newer equiptment through work.
This only works with Video card, motherboard, memory, cpu and hard drive.
I have not paid full price on a hard drive since I started working here.
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but performance vs. a athlon 64 3400+ or 3200+?? thats what im really interested in
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but performance vs. a athlon 64 3400+ or 3200+?? thats what im really interested in
64-bit Processing..... when it actually comes out.

As I remember, there is about US$100 worth of free software that you can mail away for with any purchase of athlon 64 processor.
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free software with a 64bit processor?? what kind of software and where do i get it?
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