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    Not bad advice at all Mister K6. Yep, the new 64 bit systems promise to be kickass, but by the time the prices come down enough to afford one...he may be better off getting this system now, or perhaps even after the 64's ship and prices drop. It looks like a modest system he's building, so I was trying to be frugal in my advice. PC3500 or better could still be used on a next-gen system, as could most of the rest of the hardware.:cheers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2010
    I'm not quite sure on getting an AMD chip altogether yet... It's cheaper..but does a Athlon XP 2500 Barton perform better than a 2.4c P4?
    Nope :cheers:
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
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    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2010
    I'm not quite sure on getting an AMD chip altogether yet... It's cheaper..but does a Athlon XP 2500 Barton perform better than a 2.4c P4?
    Dollar for dollar? Yes :D
    Current price for an Athlon 2500+=$83US
    Current price for an Intel P4 2.4=$158-166
    Hmmmm....you could nearly do a dual-processor system for the same $$ using an Athlon, if the mobo didn't cost more. :wow:
    Edit: It'd be more fair to compare a P4 2.4 with an Athlon 2800+ as they cost relatively the same. :cheers:
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    Well, crap, I couldnt find it, but on tom's hardware they did a review off all the latest AMD chips vs. all the latests intel chips. I think the ranges were a 2500 Barton - 3200+ for AMD's, and a 2.4B to a 3.2C for Intel. Long story made short, Intel raped AMD. In some cases, a 2.4B beat a 3200+. But most of that was in synthetic bench marks. If you buy a 2500 Barton and o/c it to 3200+ numbers, you could get some very nice performance in games for only $83. I f ya think about it:

    2500 Barton - $83
    nForce2 mobo - $70
    512MB of Corsair 3200 - $150
    Cooling extras - $50

    For $350 you could build of very nice system. And you wont need more than 3200, as the Barton runs at 333FSB, so if you O/c the FSB to 400mhz, you should get a substantial performance boost w/o buying the very expensive 3500 (which can be iffy about running in dual channel). I think the closest Intel system, with a 2.4B, would cost you in the $500 range, with no where near the O/c ability. Anyways, just MHO, good luck, : peace2: Mista K6
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    Well, I have set for myself a 1000$ US budget, so I think I can go a little higher and get a XP 2800 or maybe get a P4 2.6c. As I've been reading more and more on the Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, I've started to like it. I think I will go with that for my mobo if I go with Intel for the CPU. I like what I have picked for the AMD mobo(ASUS ASU-A7N8X Deluxe), I think that will work with a 2800? I was hoping to get 512mb PC3200 dual channel RAM, but PC3500 will be better? Will it even work on any of the mobo's I've selected? Thanks for any help..
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

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    Chosing between Amd or Intel is mutch up to what you are planning to use the system for.

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