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Old 01-18-2005, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello people, I am in the process buying components for a new PC and would like some of you to go over quick pros and cons of the hardware I am planning to get... For example, is the 478 sockets outdated now? What will the new Intel's use in terms of sockets?

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz 478Pin 1Mb Cache 800MHz FSB Processor Prescott

Asus P4C-E 800 (478/AGP3/Dual DDR) MoBo

nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB 8xAGP

1GB PC3200 Dual DDR


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DiamondMax Plus9 PATA 8MB 9.0ms 7200 160GB
Nexus PHT 3600 Heatsink
Nexus Real Silent 400 Watt
ThermalTake Black Windowed Tsunami Dream Case *arrived this morning*
1.44 Standard Floppy Disk Drive

As I say, I would like to upgrade in the future, but as this system should be fine for a few years to come *I hope* I will probably make a new machine by then.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well personally, i would get a socket 775. I would also get a new mobo, that mobo only has AGP X3?? Your video card is AGP X8. So if your not mistaken, you need a new mobo for that card.

A Abit AS8 Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard would work fine. If you wanted a better mobo that has PCI Express a
MSI 925X Neo-Platinum would be great.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AGP 3x does not exist, AGP version 3 exists which is AGP 8X

I would go for teh 775 personally as well. However it looks like your gaming, so AMD *flamesuit on* would probolly be a better choice.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am not even going to get into the AMD battle.

AGP3 is AGP 3.0 (version 3 as you said). Yes this is 8x like the nVidia card, so I believe I am making the right choice.

What is the real benefit with the 775 sockets? I hear the only real difference is future upgrades, but I do not plan to splash out for at least another 3 years, so I would probably have to buy all new components by then anyways.. ?
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I have a socket 478 P4 3.2 chip on an ASUS board with a 6800, non Ultra and one gig DDR dual channel. So I can tell you that I am nothing but impressed with it, Doom3 is awesome on this rig, and since you are getting an Ultra, will be even more bad *** on your rig.

You will have difficulty when upgrading your 478 processor, because by the time you do upgrade, all that's left might be 775 or whatever LGA sockets. Having a 478 doesn't bother me any, because when I do upgrade, I'll be getting a whole new computer anyway.
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Agree, the 478 is becoming outdated, but I think in 3 years when I come to upgrade, the 775 will be out as well.

Havnt played Doom 3 yet... exciting!
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Yeah, an AMD based system would be the better choice if you are planning on doing a lot of gaming. Don't get me wrong though, the Intel is still fine and will play all of your games pretty easily.
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Thanks for the replies. I am basically going with the Intel because I use a lot of video editing and multitasking for my directing degree. Gmaes is just a bonus, not really something I am buying the machine for.

...and its because macs are too expensive before you ask!
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