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    2 Systems Choice

    Basicaly Ive got given parts as friends upgrading heres what i have atm.

    Mine -
    AMD Barton 2500Mobile @ 200x12 - 2400Ghz
    512Mb OCZ pc3200
    Abit NF7 Version 2.0
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    HDD on IDE

    Other -
    P4 3.2Ghz HT
    1Gb Corsair ( not sure what pc it is think pc4200 )
    IC7-G
    HDD SATA 10,000rpm
    Radeon 9700

    Ive been told the barton at that clock speed will out peform the P4.

    I want to make the choice at which one will be my main pc and the main pc will have the 1Gb mem + the 9800 Pro and the SATA HDD if the NF7 V2.0 takes it.

    Edit - p.s main rig will be used as an allround system, gaming, video editing, webdesign/photoshop etc.

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    • IAmATeaf's system
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    Personally I'd take the second rig with the graphics cards from the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Personally I'd take the second rig with the graphics cards from the first.
    Ditto, SATA good processor nice board and some good sized solid ram.

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    aren't AMD's better than pent 4's though? :S i may be wrong...

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    lol as a rule of thumb yeh id agree, but a mobile barton hmm id side with Intel on this one, also the second rig has what sounds like a raptor hard drive?

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    512mb ram?

    that's barely enough for solitaire these days

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    The IC7-G isn't as good as the IC7-MAX, but you'll still have the option of overclocking the P4 too, if you can get a decent 3rd party hsf.

    I'd say the P4, the HT will benefit you too, you could always set it folding. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Personally I'd take the second rig with the graphics cards from the first.
    I agree. By the time the 3.2 Ghz P4 came about, there wasn't much of a gap between Intel and AMDs. Push come to shove, the 3.2 Ghz Northwood was considered faster than the Barton 3200+, and it was only with the A64 AMD took the lead again. Granted at 2.4Ghz, your 2500+ is faster than a 3200+, but for I'll call it a tie.

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    Yep keeping the 2) Rig then with the Radeon 9800 Pro.
    3.2Ghz and 1Mb Cache on the P4 should win the 2.4Ghz (o/c) and 512Mb Cache of the Barton ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Push come to shove
    I take that back.
    The 3.2Ghz Intel stomps the 3200+ Barton (2.2Ghz) far more often than not. I guess the P4's was a lil short with the arrival of the A64, and it skewed by memory. If you consider that an extra 200Mhz (less than 10% in clockspeed) won't improve system performance by 10%, I think that the P4 is a better all-rounder.

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