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    P4C or A64?

    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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    Kingston HyperX PC3500 Bh5? (2-2-2-6-1)
    2x36.4GB Raptors
    9800PRO DDR2 256mb

    possible P4C rig

    ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe // Abit AI7
    P4C 2.6
    Kingston HyperX PC3500 Bh5? / Mushkin PC3500 Lvl2 Black
    2x36.4GB Raptors
    9800PRO DDr2 256mb

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    Get the A64 it will eat the p4 rig alive

    Plus on those timings that kingston is BH-5

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    simply a64

    it rules, itll be a lot faster, xp3000 ones clock ok ish as well apparently, dont even think of gettin a p4
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    http://translate.google.com/translat...Ephp%3Fid%3D91

    This might help!

    I'd go with the P4 tbh...

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    Until the nforce 3 chipset comes out and until microsoft release 64bit operating systems the a64 is pretty useless.

    Another vote for the p4 here

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    whys it useless? in pretty much everything an athlon 64 (xp3000) can whoop the ass off a 3.2 ghz pentium 3, it would annihilate a 2.4 with ease
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    A P4 3ghz beats the AMD 64 3200 in almost everybenchmark so its going to eat a AMD 64 3000 alive.

    THe price of the AMD 64 is also against it. You could get a p4 rig and overclock it and still have a lot of money left over compared to if you just went for an AMD 64

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    Originally posted by Oxide
    A P4 3ghz beats the AMD 64 3200 in almost everybenchmark so its going to eat a AMD 64 3000 alive.

    THe price of the AMD 64 is also against it. You could get a p4 rig and overclock it and still have a lot of money left over compared to if you just went for an AMD 64
    Srz but thats slightly wrong ... the 3000A64 is BETTER than the 3200A64 as they've improved there running, only diff pritty much is less cache!

    3000A64 is £170, Equiv 3.0C (which in game performance is still less) is £220

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    one more vote for the A64!! it will stomp a p4 2.6, stock or overclocked... its not useless either by anymeans... read up before you make "useless" comments

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    Originally posted by Flanderz
    Get the FX chip to be safe
    ... performance might be safe, but your bank balance won't look so good.

    At this stage I'd go with a nice barton and save your money for next gen A64 (FX non-ECC)

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    Arent AMD gonna change all the sockets, so you wont be able to upgrade at all.

    I would wait for another few months yet, untill HL2, D3, 64 bit windows, and the new chipsets.

    Also price may have down by then

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    Originally posted by Oxide
    Until the nforce 3 chipset comes out and until microsoft release 64bit operating systems the a64 is pretty useless.

    Another vote for the p4 here
    You need to do a bit more reading before you say stuff like that NF3 is out and has been out for quite some time.

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    Originally posted by Ethos
    http://translate.google.com/translat...Ephp%3Fid%3D91

    This might help!

    I'd go with the P4 tbh...
    You like slow PC's then?

    Look at the speed & cooling required from a P4C to match A64 powa


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    Athlon 64 all the way tbh .

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    Athlon 64 ! , It is way much faster than a PIV "C" and ist faster in 32-bit until Windows 64 arrivers , then it is going to own

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