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    New Rig, Intel?

    Been building AMD 64bit rigs now for a fair while and havent actaully built an Intel rig for aaaages, so, as theres a need for a new machine I thought I might build an Intel rig.

    Any notes, things to watch out for?
    Machines gonna be used for basic office type stuff and heavy mspublisher work (yes I know its a crap package, its being binned as soon as I get the chance lol)

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    curve into the enthusiast section and get yourself a P-M MATX board with the 915 mobile chipset - makes for something a bit different.

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    Doesnt need to be something different, just a normal box, I'll have a poke about 2nite and see what i can pick up and order the bits, if its smoother than my office machine the guy can have mine and I'll have a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
    things to watch out for?
    The CPU haha, dont get a plastic case, it may get melted.
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    Things to watch for:

    Paying more and getting less.

    For God's sake if you must build a new Intel build a Dothan. P4's are nearly 5 years old. Does that make sense for A NEW MACHINE?

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    I think he's talking building machines for work. I thought intels performed better in the office productivity markets?. plus its not going to be his money

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    I don't see a lot of sense in getting a Prescott or Dothan core in that case - you burning up wasted power, the heat is at crazy level, and you would get just as much performance from a good Northwood.

    An Asus P4P800VM w/onboard graphics is a start...work doesn't usually involve Doom 3 , and a P4 2.8GHZ Northy seems to be decent enough. Pitty the prices aren't lower.

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    so the general POV is build an AMD rig then eh.....

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    You people need to stop listening to propoganda nonsense, Intel CPU's are not all that hot, in fact I could chill a glass of coke from the air coming out of the back of my rig.. its cooler than my underclocked Athlon-XP based server. And at least I have a smooth desktop (HTT) without having to add another £100 (at least) to the price of my rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt
    You people need to stop listening to propoganda nonsense, Intel CPU's are not all that hot, in fact I could chill a glass of coke from the air coming out of the back of my rig.. its cooler than my underclocked Athlon-XP based server. And at least I have a smooth desktop (HTT) without having to add another £100 (at least) to the price of my rig.
    I agree Intel rigs are not ALL that hot.. their HT tech is commendable.. allowed my measly 2.8Ghz 520 to multitask 8 PDFs and still run a ProGroup compiler. Intel are actually perfect for an office system as these chicks only run stuff like PDFs and Office suites.. but if your office work will involve some workstation stuff like localised BLAST (Basic Local Allignment) or data population programs like PDQuest.. Intel might provide slightly 'proverbial' performance (like 2 hours late in a 4 hour data run)

    You will need to know what programs you run and how you run them.. If you don't mind running a 6 hour ProQUANT but want to use Office while you're waiting for that.. Intel fits in nicely..
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    Its for basic office stuff and HUUUUGE publisher docs..
    Just wanna build an Intel rig to see how they've changed since the last one I built basically.

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