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    A 64 rig looks good in a sig.
    But p4 have a stronger foothold on the mobo market atm, so if you want something thats going to give to a wide range of mobo's to pick from, the P4 gets my vote, at the mo.
    Tho 65 % of me just can't resist the 64
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    Lol given the rate of cpu developments per every few months, by the time 64 tech becomes of any use, there will probably be sommet bigger and better out, it's just the way

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    Another A64 vote for me.

    After seeing how totally stupid a 64-3200 Shuttle makes a Vapochill P4 4Ghz look in Seti@home - i know wh0'z g0t th4 p0waaaaaa and it aint intel !!!

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    /me puts yet another tick in the A64 box.

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    I'd have absolutely no problem in giving the A64 box a good ticking if it weren't for the small amount in choice of motherboard for socket 754 at the moment - there's by no means the maturity and all round goodness that either socket A or socket 478 motherboards have at the moment...

    ...but as it is, there are boards good enough to let A64 beat a similarly priced P4, so the box gets ticked alongside A64 for me as well..

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    The modo range for the 64 will grow, then it will be the chip of choice for about umm.. 2 weeks ? Then intel will try to top it and visa versa... go with what your gut tells you MuTTy_Hc

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    Originally posted by Dave_07
    The modo range for the 64 will grow, then it will be the chip of choice for about umm.. 2 weeks ? Then intel will try to top it and visa versa... go with what your gut tells you MuTTy_Hc

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    Intel have only just officially confirmed the existance of a chip (Codename-Yamhill) compatible with the Windows64 operating system that MS are coding for the A64, think its going to be more than 2 weeks before they get that to the shelves

    Even AMD have delayed the 939 pin (Codename - San Diego) compatible "FX" chip that doesnt require the registered memory until 9 months from now according to their latest roadmap. 754 is looking a secure choice looking at current performance, performance when all its instruction sets are utilised and as far as potential CPUs to surpass it

    Buy one now and I think you got quite some time looking down at most other CPUs.

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    The a64 3000+ offers excellent performaance at an excellent price. hardocp.com reviewed the a64 3000+. It seems that it is a normal a64 3200+ with 512 KBs of L2 cache. Some believe that the a64 3000+'s are 64 3200+'s that didn't cut the mustard or weren't good enough. It doesn't mater because they are great cpu's. The athlon 64 is da shiznit. da bomb. fo shizzle. Who cares if it runs at a meagre 2 GHz when it runs rings around 3.2 GHz p4's. proving smart architecture means alot more than raw frequency.

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    Originally posted by knock_knock
    Intel have only just officially confirmed the existance of a chip (Codename-Yamhill) compatible with the Windows64 operating system that MS are coding for the A64, think its going to be more than 2 weeks before they get that to the shelves

    Even AMD have delayed the 939 pin (Codename - San Diego) compatible "FX" chip that doesnt require the registered memory until 9 months from now according to their latest roadmap. 754 is looking a secure choice looking at current performance, performance when all its instruction sets are utilised and as far as potential CPUs to surpass it

    Buy one now and I think you got quite some time looking down at most other CPUs.
    KK, you have confirmed what I said lol. As you say both intel & amd have new 64bit based chips in the works.
    I was mearly saying the 64bit age is here, but the way you chose to be a part of it (ie a intel 64bit based chip or amd 64bit based chip) is going to keep changing, it's impossible to try and predict the market and try and buy sommet that you think will be future proof... As I said you just have to go with your gut, well it's more a mixture of things actualy, about 40% gut feeling, 30% advice from these here fine forums & 30% power verses price
    Thats my nonsensical forumula anyway hehe.

    Ps. The 2 weeks, refers to how short a time any cpu stays at the top, eg 9 months isn't really that long, considering the 754 at the moment costs on average about £290/£300, maybe some peeps think that is cheap, I personaly don't really.

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    There's only one solution to this dilemma. Buy both CPU's and both motherboards. All the other kit is the same. Compare benchmarks then sell the CPU/mobo you're least happy with on Ebay. If you shop around and get them at rock bottom prices you won't lose any money when sold on Ebay - people will pay daft prices if you promote them properly!

    You will then never be left wondering if you made the right choice.
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    I hav an FX-51 at work which is 'kin fast, but for some reason wont let me play C&C Zero hour
    However, I will definately be getting a FX-57 when they become available, and by that time A64 mobo's should've matured.

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    Originally posted by Dave_07
    KK, you have confirmed what I said lol. As you say both intel & amd have new 64bit based chips in the works.
    I was mearly saying the 64bit age is here, but the way you chose to be a part of it (ie a intel 64bit based chip or amd 64bit based chip) is going to keep changing, it's impossible to try and predict the market and try and buy sommet that you think will be future proof... As I said you just have to go with your gut, well it's more a mixture of things actualy, about 40% gut feeling, 30% advice from these here fine forums & 30% power verses price
    Thats my nonsensical forumula anyway hehe.

    Ps. The 2 weeks, refers to how short a time any cpu stays at the top, eg 9 months isn't really that long, considering the 754 at the moment costs on average about £290/£300, maybe some peeps think that is cheap, I personaly don't really.

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    I was trying to point out of the 2 choices mentioned that are currently avalible and going to be around the same price, a64 3200/p4 3.0c the P4 has had its moment and its socket upgrade path is limited, AMD on the other hand are just starting with a new design full of potential and only the very top CPU is around £300. The rest are in the <£200 region which is chump change compared to a P4 of the same performance

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    Lol KK, im not totally dissagreeing
    Either option is ok, the p4 3.0c has a slightly wider mobo range, but the a64 3200 has the raw power. (at the moment)
    I also understand the a64 is alot more future proof than the p4 3.0c at the moment, if anything can be future proof that is.
    Man! KK, If I had the cash I would go with the a64 3200, maybe even a fx-51, but I don't

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    Re: P4C or A64?

    Originally posted by MuTTy_Hc
    Over at Xtreme systems people recommended I get an A64 rig, I'm curious as to what you guys think here.

    Possible A64 rig,

    AMD 3000+ (stock cooling)
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    2x36.4GB Raptors
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    possible P4C rig

    ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe // Abit AI7
    P4C 2.6
    Kingston HyperX PC3500 Bh5? / Mushkin PC3500 Lvl2 Black
    2x36.4GB Raptors
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    That's what the man asked to chose between but he hasn't been back and all this has done is become about whats better AMD or Intel He "apparently" has the money for either and imho of those 2 you need to be pretty biased/paid alot/uninformed to think the P4 is better stock or overclocked.

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    I don't understand why you getting upset Knock knock.
    If you want me to just say yes sir I agree with everything you say sir, then ok. You seem very intent on making a point, and you've made it now. All is well

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    That not upset, forgive me for trying to go back on topic

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