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Old 02-19-2004, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy trying to choose the best CPU

Im trying to decide on what processor to go for, i understand amd is coming out with their socket 939 cpu's within a month or so. Im trying to decide whether the newest intel is better or the newest amd. any ideas or facts would be helpful.
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your playing with fire if you jump on the newest chip everytime they are released. Not only does it cost you a ton, but you have to deal with limited support and a (ussually) poor choice of boards and chipsets.
Anyway, why not take a look at the 3.x Ghz from intel now, or the AMD 64? Both are hot and have a pretty extensive support in place.
My 2 cents.
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I just want to get a motherboard that uses socket 939 because ill have more room for upgrading. they already got the amd64 basics down right? i just want to know , i wont be able to afford the cpu when it comes out anyhwo, i just want to know whats best thats coming out so i can plan what to buy. with intel and its 800FSB or amd and its 64 bit. of course im only speaking from what i know so far... so if u have any insights and other info id appreciate it too
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There are no current 939 pin mobo out for AMD's


I'd go with the P4 3.2ghz
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With DDR2,16X graphics bus,FSB increase, and BTX board's. It really isnt a good time to up grade.Is true they upgrade stuff all the time.These are thing's worthwhile.
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I gotta go with Inaris Suggestions Dude. Wise Words!
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atx form factors will be around for quite some time, if i waited for everything to switch it would be a big circle...technology would get better by then and thered be more changes. i know its a losing battle ot build the "best" computer. the next day its no longer the best. so my options are never build a computer. or build a pretty damn good one.

basically i jsut want to keep myself up to date with technology so when i get enough funds i can build a really good one
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BTW, from what I found online, it looks like only SIS is making the chipset for this. As I have issues with SiS I wouldn't recommend buying this for a while. I don't think that it has even been tested yet, but then I could be wrong...

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based on the concept of building a pretty damn good one, I think going with a 3.2Ghz box or an AMD64 you can't really go wrong. Plus what do you really need all that power for, I can only think of a few real world needs for it, and games don't fit the list...
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lol its more for me to build a good one, not have practical uses for it. besides, i remember when they used to say "dont get 8 mb of ram, youll never need that much, jsut get 4" and soon after things went up, software that needed that much ram came out, and things just get better exponentially.
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That is the current problem with the industry though. The technology has far outpased the software. I know what you are going through wanting the best you can get, but you will find that in time you begin to dislike what you do. i would make the guess that you are either single and living at home (with parent) or have way to much money and should send me the excess so I can build a new computer too...
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