New AMD - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2004, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 546
Default New AMD

I want to build a new system with an amd cpu, but I'm not familiar with amd's. What type of amd would I need for doing things like: editing home video and pics, some gaming, and surfing the net to microsoft word. If you have any suggestions on a mobo to go with it I would appreciate it. I don't like spending a whole lot of money on computers so I don't want the best, just what could handle what I do. Also, I know that P4's and thier chipsets are made with 3 differen't fsb speeds of 400/533/800mhz, what speeds do amd's come in?


Musjunk22 is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 425

their not the newest, but I have always liked the Athlon XP CPUs. I know that Soyo makes good boards, and apart from my crap sata controller, this biostar mobo is good

i recommend taking a look at or
for SOYO.



good at Java, mastered Java Script, learning C++ some more, and have not done alot with the others.
winblowz is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 546

What type of socket does an Athlon XP use?

Musjunk22 is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 112
Send a message via AIM to Zero Shift

Athlon XPs use Socket A (aka Socket 468.)
For a 32-bit AMD platform, the best boards out there are those with the nForce2 chipset, namely the ones that mention the Ultra400 set, with the MCP-T northbridge.
If you don't get one with MCP-T, you miss out on kick-*** audio that rivals an Audigy2, and possibly dual-channel memory and S-ATA support, though i'm not sure on those last two.

The companies that make the best nForce2 boards, as far as I know, are DFI, Gigabyte, and Asus.
Check and for pricing and availability.
Leadtek and FIC have always made solid boards too, so don't count them out.
NZXT Guardian Case with Thermaltake PurePower 420w
FIC AU13 motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ 333FSB (Barton) with Thermaltake Silent Boost HSF
WDC 80Gb 8Mb cache 7200rpm
512Mb Kingston Dual-channel PC3200
MCP-T SoundStorm audio (integrated)
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro (it owned, until x800 and 6800)
Logitech Z-680 5.1 speaker system (integrated Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, Pro Logic II decoding)
Logitech Cordless Elite Duo keyboard & mouse
Saitek Cyborg Evo joystick
Windows XP Pro SP1 (dont. install. SP2.)
Zero Shift is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 764
Send a message via AIM to True_Orb

ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe for a mobo, AMD "Barton" core 3200 cpu or AMD Athlon 64 3000.
I argue with people on internet message boards.
Don\'t copy dat floppy!

Gigabyte GA-7DX(R) DualBIOS/A-bit KV8-Pro
AMD Duron 1.313GHZ/AMD 64 3000+ 2.0 GHZ
512 DDR266/1024 OCZ DDR (3200)
Chaintech GeForce 3 128mb/eVGA 6800GT 256mb
400 watt Powmax/530 watt Fortron
40.9GB 94098U8/80gb SATA
Maxtor DiamondMax/Seagate Barricuda
AOpen KF45A modded case
True_Orb is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 09:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 126
Send a message via AIM to zero1424

Go Athlon64 or Athlon XP

motherboard... Search: 754 nForce3
my saucy comp
Antec PlusView case
-600w PSU - 20A @ +12v
-Evercool fan controller
-5 LED fans, 4 blue 1 green
-Lian Li T3 Temp. Monitor
-planned mods, see below
ASRock K8S8X motherboard
-AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2.0ghz
-Heatsink modded with Sunon Tornado, ~38C@Idle, 42C@Full Stress
-Inno3D Tornado nVidia Geforce FX 5600 128mb
-Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
-512mb DDR400 PC3200 2.5CSL
-100gb westen digital

19\" Compaq P900 // 1600x1200@70hz / 800x600@120hz
Intellimouse explorer 4.0a/Thunder8 x-ray pad

planned mods:
coming in mail:
Kingwin K8-heatsink modded with a Sunon(vantec) 84.1cfm fan, and blue lazer LED light kit
Blowholes in top of case with 2x 120mm Thermaltake Blue LED Thunderblade fans with Blade fan grills
Blue Cold Cathode
zero1424 is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 546

Which one is easiest to overclock...without having to solder points together or set jumpers?

Musjunk22 is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 10:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 348

get an athlon XP 2500+ barton core with an ASUS A7N8x-Deluxe motherboard and DDR400 Ram. The 2500+ barton core can easily be overclocked to a 3200+ without even breaking a sweat. mines been running like that for about 6 months now and hasnt had any problems what-so-ever.
sithspawn is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 10:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 546

Thanks everyon! I think i'l go with a barebone system from tiger that has an XP 2600+ with a soyos mobo: Is this one alright or is anyone against it?

Musjunk22 is offline  
Old 06-25-2004, 10:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 546

oops that's the one with a 2100+ here is one with the 2600+ with a Biostar mobo


Musjunk22 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.