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Thread: Athlon64 or P4 800FSB based system? Also need MB shopping he




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    Quote Originally Posted by bodmanza
    So, basically for an extra 300 biggies, you get 64-bit processing... is it really worth it?

    Finally the computer CPU catchs up to the Nintendo 64:rolleyes: . I wonder if any software supports a PC 64 bit CPU or if there are compatibility issues with current software like there was back before Intel and AMD dominated the CPU market.:confused:

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    apparently there are no software issues... as it can run either 32 OR 64 bit. i THINK. don't quote me on that though
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    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
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    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
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    ...just need a monitor

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    If ya want an ultra high end PC then wait till March/April next year b4 ya decide (ya'd be really stupid to get one b4 then).

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    Oh haha. i don't know about the other lad, but I'm not looking at high end. I'm looking at 2200-2400 CDN
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    Then consider the ASUS P4P800 Deluxe, P4 2.4C and 2x fast PC3500 or better memory as a startin' base.

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    2.4c eh?
    well tell ya what, here is what i am thinking of and you can just have at'er:
    2.8c
    either ASUS P4C800 or P4P800-deluxe(edit: i heard that companies like ASUS succesfully hacked the i865 chipset to perform as good as the i875?)
    Kingston 400mhz 2x512mb RAM
    Seagate/WD 120 GB 7200 8mb cache HD

    what you think?
    PS: Sorry for the hijack, whoever started this thread
    :(
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    OK are ya just plannin' to run at stock speeds or do ya plan on some overclockin'? :?:

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    I'm not gonna go nuts with the overclockin. Mild at best, I would say.
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    The go for the slower stock processor as ya'll get a higher FSB out of it and both CPU's overclock to about the same speed basically (3.2-3.5GHz in most cases).

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    Hmm... i'm quite leery about overclocking, as I do not want to limit the processors lifetime(even though Prescott will definitely take its place later on in the year).
    Speaking of Prescott, have they determined whether or not the 875p/865pe chipsets will support it yet?
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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