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Old 12-14-2003, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default P4 2.8 800mhz FSB vs AMD Athlon 64 3000+

Buying some parts for a new system in the next couple days, and jus saw that AMD released the new AMD Athlon 64 3000+ for about the same price as the P4 2.8 800mhz, which is what I was planning on. I'm leaning towards the P4 anyway, since I have yet to hear something bad about the higher end P4's, but was wondering if there were any arguments in favor of the new AMD? And why is the Athlon 64 3000+ so much cheaper than the other AMD 64 bitters?

Also, can anyone recommend a good, medium - high end motherboard for the P4 2.8, PC3200 DDR400, and SATA support? Looking to spend around $100, and there's a bunch in that range, but wanted some recommendations. This will be my first built system, so the more user-friendly, the better.

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Old 12-14-2003, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, the Athlon XP 3000+ is the first 64 bit processor to support Windows. I would recommend reading some things about 64 bit.

I myself would go for the Athlon XP 64 bit..
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