priyajeet

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My current config

P4 3.2E
2GB DDR400 (Kingston value RAM)
X800XT
Lots of HDDs, 2 in SATA RAID 0

What all changes (apart from processor, mobo, lighter wallet, consumed time/energy) will I require to switch to a more powerful AMD system. And what combo of mobo+processor u recommend. I will use the comp for gaming and all ususal stuff. I am a sucker for tech.

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<b>He who laughs last thinks slowest!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by priyajeet on 09/14/04 10:17 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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That looks like a great gaming rig.
You won't get much better with anything else.


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Why would you want to change anything in that rig? It's downright perfect.

You won't get any noticeable performance gains from changing CPUs. A 3.2Ghz is quite enough for anything you might want to do today.

So why bother? Like you said, you'd need to change processor, mobo, and you'd have to look for everything. You might want to sell your old parts as well. Is this worth your time? NO, OBVIOUSLY NOT! You'd be no better than Kanavit - the guy who changed from 2.8C to 3.0E, to 3.2E and then to A64 3400+. What is the point? All that trouble for a few percentage points in benchmarks? It won't matter. Save up some more, and then go for a dual-core (from AMD, if that is important to you - or from anyone who's got the best product) next year. And a revamped, fully-featured mobo.
 

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that's a pimp rig for intel peeps.

you could go faster but eh, wait for dual core amd next summer. your system wont be taxed for over a year anyways no matter what comes out.
 

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That's a "pimp rig" for anyone with their head screwed on right.

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Dude, you got a few years to wait until you need to change anything. (PS-I am currently looking for spare parts, PM me if you're getting rid of the old stuff). Intels have a better straight clock speed and you'll get more "impressive" oc results (though not more effective).

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I knew 99% dudes will say that. :wink:
I wasnt even planning on doing so.

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actually, i had that plan in mind but it was yesterday for abt 5 min. I got all the details on the irc i needed. Infact i dont need anything but a proc+mobo replacement.
But then i dropped the idea, and wanted to see the response on the forum, so i posted it today. :wink:

It will be a nice psyc evaluation of all the geeks here, who never answer what exactly is asked. All start telling what to do and what not :lol: . Dont worry i m like that to. But then if someone wants to burn his money why the hell shld we care.

If u notice no one actually answered what I asked !!

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not rich...hard working...took more than an yr to come up money...did small upgrades at a time...

by the way forgot to mention the wireless keyboard and mouse, the ipod, and my fav...the biometrics reader...dont have to remember any passwords...sys works on fingerprints.

<i> :tongue: <font color=blue>I don't suffer from insanity.</font color=blue><font color=red> I enjoy every minute of it.</font color=red> :tongue: </i>
<b>He who laughs last thinks slowest!</b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by priyajeet on 09/14/04 05:53 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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Those upgrades are not small, and components are not old.
Looks like lots of upgrades in a short time.
You have a great system, enjoy it...


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nah, only bought the graphics+raptors in the last 5 months...anycase i m removing the post above, dont feel good abt it.

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back to the AMD question.

I am trying to coax my bosses into gettin an AMD, just to play around with it (play in the sense like lab testing).

I knoe FXs are overpriced. What Athlon 64 would u recommend. Considering these guys wont get another sys for a long time, so this time we shld get a pretty uptodate computer, i mean fast etc.

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Oh, is that serious now?

A64? I'd recommend a s939 one like 3500+ or 3800+. They both have dual-channel ODMCs... should be great systems. And you could also play with the 64-bit extensions under linux.
 

priyajeet

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yes, not my money anymore !

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depending on what type of testing your talking about, perhaps you could convince them to invest in an opteron system, perhaps just getting 1 opteron at first, then adding on later.
 

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That stuff is too expensive. You should sell the entire system to some sucker for full price and build a new one with a cheap nForce2 board and a Mobile XP2500+ overclocked at 2.4GHz.

What's weak on your system? The RAM! That CPU should do at least 3.6GHz, possibly 4.0GHz, you need better RAM for overclocking!

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The FXs are overpriced but they are still equal priced or cheaper than the equivilent P4s. If it isn't your money just go for an FX 53 :)

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endyen

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If it's not too rude, I would like to ask, how many of the original posters actually fit the criterion set out by the tittle? You sure got some great rants, from flaming Intel fanboys. Nice Trolling.
Realisticly, if you want to talk your boss into an Amd system, stay away from the higher end. A nice socket 754 board, with nforce3 250 chipset, and maybe as high as an A64 3400 would be good.
 

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Is that an extreme edition p4, i would sell it on ebay and pick up a s939 a64 newcastle. and pocket the change

:wink: Heatsinks, if you dont overclock, use the <b>STOCK!</b> :wink: