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Old 12-16-2004, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ABIT "AV8" K8T800 Pro Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 939 CPU - Retail


Model# AV8
Item # N82E16813127181

Specifications:
Supported CPU: AMD Athlon64/Athlon64 FX Processors
Chipset: VIA K8T800 Pro + VT8237
RAM: 4x DIMM for DDR400/333/266 Max 4GB
IDE: 2x ATA 133 up to 4 Devices
Slots: 1x AGP 8X/4X , 5x PCI
Ports: 2xPS/2,1xCOM,1xLPT,SPDIF In/Out,8xUSB2.0(Rear 4),3xIEEE1394(Rear 1),1xLAN,Audio Ports
Onboard Audio: 6-Channel AC97 Codec
Onboard LAN: VIA VT6122 Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard SATA/RAID: 2x Serial ATA, RAID 0/1
Onboard 1394: 3 Ports
Form Factor: ATX


AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail


Model# ADA3000BIBOX
Item # N82E16819103501
Specifications:
Model: Athlon 64 3000+
Core: Winchester
Operating Frequency: 1.8GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Voltage: 1.5V
Process: 90 nm
Socket: Socket 939
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Warranty: 3-year MFG
Packaging: Retail(with Heatsink and Fan)
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like a good combo, but my question to you is why do you want that kind of setup? Do you play games or anything that truly requires a 64 bit processor?
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i didnt see a reason not to go for the 64bit i want it to last a while and that seems to be the best way to do so. do u not agree? what are some down sides to the 64? and xp?
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are virtually no down sides to getting a 64 bit at this time except that practically no software utilizes their performance abilities. This will change in the short future, and you can prepare for that at any time. By all means, get the motherboard and processor. It will be around for a while and it is probably your best solution.
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The downside to the AMD-64 is the fact that AMD-32s are so much cheaper. It'd be a lot cheaper getting a system with similar performance now with socket A. I recently made a box for £121 (no O/S, no moniter), Athlon 2400+, onboard sound, crap video, 256mb RAM, etc, etc, but 121 UK pounds ($200?)? I've spent that on a night out .
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