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February 25, 2003 12:09:20 AM

I am looking into doing something different with my computer, i sort of just want to play around with p4 and would like to know everyones thoughts. Right now i have an Asus A7N8X w/ 2700+ and 512mb Corsair PC3000 RAM. I am wondering what i could upgrade to if i decided to go pentium 4.
I am thinking of the p4 2.66 or 2.53 and i am wondering what is the best mobo, i have a radeon 9700 so i would like to stay 8x agp, plus tell me if i should go rambus or stay ddr. just give me your thoughts and opinions please, i would appreciate it, maybe i shouldnt even upgrade or switch. Plus i want to know if the 2.66 can be overclocked really good.

Thanks

Asus A7N8X
AMD Athlon Xp 2700+ @ 2.3GHz
512Mb Corsair PC3000 Dual-Channel RAM
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 340/330
3dmark2001se Score = 16117(default)
3dmark2003 Score = 5101(default)

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February 25, 2003 5:09:46 PM

Those would not be an upgrade. Your upgrade path only lies in a P4 3.06, but that would be the biggest waste of money I've ever seen.

Your rig is top of the line. Why you think you need to "upgrade" is beyond me.

You sound like you need to burn some money, but I would do it on something else since this will do nothing for you.

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February 25, 2003 5:58:56 PM

I agree!! Of course you could always send the money to dhlucke or me, and we will definitely find something to do with it.




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February 25, 2003 6:01:56 PM

so i would get no increase in performance unless i went with the 3.06, but yeah in some ways i just want to burn some money, but guess i will just wait for the new ati vid card 9900 when it comes out, from the things i have read it might be out as early as april.

Asus A7N8X
AMD Athlon Xp 2700+ @ 2.3GHz
512Mb Corsair PC3000 Dual-Channel RAM
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 340/330
3dmark2001se Score = 16117(default)
3dmark2003 Score = 5101(default)
February 25, 2003 6:04:08 PM

If it was me, I'd buy a monitor instead. Do you have a 24" monitor yet? If you REALLY want to burn money on a PC, why not buy a cool case and mod it? Better speakers?

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February 25, 2003 8:37:26 PM

I actually just picked me up an NEC 19" Pure Flat monitor, probably not the best monitor in the world, but is really good, also i just got some Logitech Z-680's from newegg.com 2 days ago. Maybe i should buy one of those apple cinema monitors........haha

Asus A7N8X
AMD Athlon Xp 2700+ @ 2.3GHz
512Mb Corsair PC3000 Dual-Channel RAM
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 340/330
3dmark2001se Score = 16117(default)
3dmark2003 Score = 5101(default)
February 25, 2003 11:01:38 PM

Speaking of Apple Cinema Monitors....I saw one in CompUSA yesterday. OMFG that thing is sweet looking. Can it be used with a PC? Prolly a dumb question. I also wonder if it's good neough for use with games.



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February 26, 2003 3:01:46 AM

Bah, I have no respect for the apple cinema screens. Their specs aren;t too good. Yes u can run em on pc, but u need a converter b/c the macs use a proprietary infterface w/ dvi and usb and power all in one. Converter can lead to degraded image quality tho. Lg.Philips is comin out w/ a 21" LCD w/ 176ยบ viewing angle and 16ms response time- nice and fast. Perhaps that may interest you. IMHO, save your money and do a huge ass upgrade (that's what I do, sometimes spend 5K+ on the comp- ma 200Mhz system a long time ago cost me a good $8000).

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February 26, 2003 7:11:42 AM

currently intel is faster however if you want something cheap a tbred b is hard to beat! and those bartons are just...uber

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February 26, 2003 7:30:57 AM

LOL thats not an upgrade... you would be spending a bucket of money for somethng thats only marginally better.

Stick with what you have. u cant get much better!

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February 26, 2003 9:55:07 AM

If you really have that much money to spend, why don't you just build another P4 system and compare with your "old" system?
Or I can help you to spend them :) 

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February 26, 2003 12:13:38 PM

Yeah honestly i would probably never buy one of those apple cinemas, they are cool, but there is better.

Asus A7N8X
AMD Athlon Xp 2700+ @ 2.3GHz
512Mb Corsair PC3000 Dual-Channel RAM
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 340/330
3dmark2001se Score = 16117(default)
3dmark2003 Score = 5101(default)
February 26, 2003 12:18:35 PM

well what i did to blow my money, was buy a new case, thought about water cooling, but i dont think i am ready to make that jump yet, spent the extra money and bought some really nice fans, a zalman heatpipe vga cooler(+ 2-60mm fans to mount to each side), a sound blaster audigy 2, and i can sell my two sticks of corsair ram, so i bought 2 x 512 sticks instead so i know have a gig of ram. i guess just working a full time job is getting to me and i have too much money....haha j/k

Asus A7N8X
AMD Athlon Xp 2700+ @ 2.3GHz
512Mb Corsair PC3000 Dual-Channel RAM
ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 340/330
3dmark2001se Score = 16117(default)
3dmark2003 Score = 5101(default)
February 27, 2003 4:45:55 AM

Well, it's time to update your signature then :) 

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