LeRoy

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Which system set-up would you reccommend, and why? Also, any opinions on things to change or replace? Thanks for your time.

Intel Based

- Antec Super Lanboy Enclosure w/ TrueBlue 480 Watt P.S. Package
- ATI Radeon X800 Pro
- Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz Processor w/ 800Mhz FSB, HT and 512KB L2 (Northwood)
- Asus P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard
- Kingston Tech. 1GB Dual Channel Hyper X DDR400 Memory Kit
- 160GB SATA Hard Drive at 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
- Sony DRU-700A Dual Layer DVD Burner



AMD Based

- Antec Super Lanboy Enclosure w/ TrueBlue 480 Watt P.S. Package
- ATI Radeon X800 Pro
- AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor (Clawhammer? or Newcastle?)
- MSI K8N Neo Platinum
- Kingston Tech. 2 x 512MB Hyper X DDR400 Sticks
- 160GB SATA Hard Drive at 7200RPM w/ 8MB Buffer
- Sony DRU-700A Dual Layer DVD Burner
 

Spitfire_x86

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AMD (Newcastle), unless your main use of this PC is video encoding.

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endyen

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The Amd system looks better for games. It should also have some perks when 64 bit is enabled.
I would go with the Asus board (K8N-E Deluxe) because I've had the odd problem with msi. Others say the exact oposit.
Go clawhammer if you overclock, newcastle if you dont.
Honestly, either system would be great.
 

songoku

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Your amd system will beat your intel system at almost everything. And is much, much cheaper.

If you game more then go with amd
if you encode media or heavy multitask apps then intel


Lastly I would go with a liteon drive. Instead of sony.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by songoku on 07/20/04 00:04 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

TheRod

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Go for the AMD based system. If you don't plan to overclock the Athlon 64 3200+ (512K) will ba faster at stock speed over the Athlon 64 3200+ (1024K). But, if you plan to overclock, you should get the Athlon 64 3200+ (1024K). It will be easy to overclock it at 2.2GHz. And if you are lucky and get a good core, you might even push it near 2.4GHz. This would be a quite good performer!

If you plan to overclock, you might consider getting brand name DDR433 ram or you might need to slack your DDR400 timing to get your memory stable at overclocked speed.

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