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    Hey all, I've got some questions for anyone willing to give some answers.. I'm looking to upgrade from my p3 800 oced to 960. Now I've been searching and searching for the best m/b and processor combo. The best I've found so far is an Asus board P4T533 (I think), with the new HT processor (I'm not going to spend 600+ for it though cause intels releasing the 2.8 and lower speeds). Now for the real questions, Ive been researching the new combinations coming out. Intel will be releasing a 800Mhz FSB and the Prescott with SSE3, and ofcourse the Clawhammer (Athlon 64). I' undecided wether or not to upgrade now or wait until these "new" processors come out, I know the Prescott is due out at the end of this year (1Mb L1 Cache MMMMMMM).. Its always been my view that the first of a new line will be buggy and the top of the line of the previous line of processors usually beat them.. Anyone got an opinion?? Another one for ya.. SCSI 160 verse the new serial ata (dont care about capacity just speed)....
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    My U160 rig (god bless it's soul, IBM Deathstar :D died on me today :mad:) was aweful damned quick, but the performance gain over SATA was negligable at best. Now if you wanna go Ultra320 SCSI, by all means :) There's where your performance crown is.

    All in all though, sata vs u160 scsi == same all around performance... cost: sata vs u160 scsi... sata wins (at least in this area :))
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    my buddy was on a budget and looking for a new rig as well.after a lot of testing the best buy in our book was the nforce2 w/amd2700+xp running pc2700 ram.hes getting very good 3dmarks13,000 range.but thats with g4 4600.never skimp on the video card.if your not on a budget and not wanting to overclock more than your FSB and vid card go with intel.they just get much beter video scores.amd is best for word prosseing(amd fans dont be pissed,just the facts).AMD is much much better for overclocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirtom
    AMD is much much better for overclocking.
    Whatever your smoking man, think it's 'bout time you stopped :D

    I have yet to see every athlon overclock at least 200mhz right off the bat, and have yet to see one single athlon overclock 792mhz from it's stock speeds on air cooling stable (actually dont' think I've ever seen proof of an athlon overclock to 600mhz+ stable). The P4 is best for overclocking, long pipeline is whatcha need for higher clock speeds. Maybe, MAYBE I could see the 3000+ clocking 500mhz over stock (to 2.7), but not without some serious heat issues :) Most northwood P4's running at stock w/ good case cooling don't run over 30 C :) Anyway heh, not trying to provoke an argument just tellin' it straight :)
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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    That's sorta true but then again it ain't as both have different architectures which provide different results (I also hope that ya mean current CPU's as well?). :devil win
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