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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    I cant find any on newegg at the moment, but the nforce 4 PCI express boards are selling for about 33% more than nforce 3 agp boards in the UK:

    PCI express - http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/comp...quicklinx=3JM5

    AGP - http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/comp...quicklinx=39QQ

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    In Canada... the place I get all my stuff has them in stock and I am going to check them out after school.
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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob
    Thanks for the info.

    Yes, I've heard that AMD CPU's are better from this board, but they also are going to run a little more, an AMD 64 bit 3200+ CPU is around $190 and the mainboards also runs more, the operating frequency is only clocked at 2.2 Ghz were as some games are recommending CPU at 2.4 GHz and I'm sure it'll go higher next year.
    I have a P4 3.0GHz non LGA in the system I'm using now with an ATI Radeon 9800 nonpro graphics card and it runs all the modern stuff pretty well at higher settings and nothings overclocked. So I was just shooting for that range or slightly better, since as I said before I'm upgrading from a 2.4 GHz CPU and a Biostar motherboard to the newer LGA 775 CPU and PCI-express. I should notice a bit of improvement here (Right). I also have 2 sticks of Kingston 512 mb PC4000 CL3 184-Pin Dimm Ram to put on the new board versus the single moduled 512 mb PC 2700 Ram on the Biostar board that I have sold.

    If anyone could recommend a better setup for around the same price ($400US), (Mainboard, Retail CPU, and Videocard) at Newegg for me, my mind could be changed. I think I'll hold off on my order for a little while until I get some more input here but I don't want to wait to long since I really would like to get the other system going right away after I degut it.

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    Kooldrew, that video card is over twice the price as the one I'd picked out, thats not exactly the same price range but I'd probably invest a little heftier in that area if the card I picked out really won't do any better than the ATI 9500pro that I'm selling.
    AMD is much cheaper then Intel. A much better price/performance ratio too. Also GHz is irreloevent as AMD does more clocks per cycle then Intel so a 3200+ would perform way better then that 3.0GHz Intel you picked out. Also when many manufacturers reccomend 2.4Ghz or w/e they are refering to at least a 2.4GHz INtel CPU and a 3200+ is way faster then a 2.4GHz Intel. And a 6600 video card would not be a good upgrade from what you have now.. Wait until you ahve more money to make it a better upgrade as you will not get much better performance.

    And when I reccomended that video card I said "If you do not mind buying off ebay". If you do not I would reccomend it as you should be able to find it in your price range easily. ebay is a great place for PC parts.
    Last edited by KoolDrew; 12-08-2004 at 03:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolDrew
    Also GHz is irreloevent as AMD does more clocks per cycle then Intel
    Sorry but you'll think I'm picking on you again but clocks and cycles are the same so what you should of said was, "AMD CPU's carry out more instructions per cycle than P4's".

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    When they say "minimum requirements 2.4ghz cpu" i would read that as 2.4ghz P4, or a 2400+ athlon

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    A 2400 athlon is not equal to a 2.4Ghz P4...
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amd_Lover2004
    A 2400 athlon is not equal to a 2.4Ghz P4...
    Yeah its faster on average than a 2.4A/B but not quite as fast as a 2.4C.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    You think athlon 64s live up to their rating then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr4470
    You think athlon 64s live up to their rating then?
    Yes much better than later Athlon XP's.

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    Default Re: Is this a good setup for around $700?

    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44
    Sorry but you'll think I'm picking on you again but clocks and cycles are the same so what you should of said was, "AMD CPU's carry out more instructions per cycle than P4's".
    I don't mind you picking on me if you at least correct me when I am wrong like you just did. So I appreciate it.

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