Intel Build - Next Generation vs Last Generation

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I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
combo).

What do you guys think?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    What will you be using the rig for? Why would the
    915 be better for you than the 865? etc?

    "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:32b9ecdf.0407232125.43826f80@posting.google.com...
    > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do
    a
    > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that.
    Since
    > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > combo).
    >
    > What do you guys think?
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    Even if you wait a few months, there will be some other new technology on
    the horizon. You will simply end up waiting for ever.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com>
    Newsgroups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
    Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 6:25 AM
    Subject: Intel Build - Next Generation vs Last Generation


    "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:32b9ecdf.0407232125.43826f80@posting.google.com...
    I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    combo).

    What do you guys think?
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "Brian Cartwright" <cartwright@nojunkgoskop.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:cdten9$5sv$1@hercules.btinternet.com...
    > Even if you wait a few months, there will be some other new technology on
    > the horizon. You will simply end up waiting for ever.
    > ___________________________________________________________________
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com>
    > Newsgroups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
    > Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 6:25 AM
    > Subject: Intel Build - Next Generation vs Last Generation
    >
    >
    > "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:32b9ecdf.0407232125.43826f80@posting.google.com...
    > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > combo).
    >
    > What do you guys think?


    Build for what you need today. Don't worry about what will come later.

    Alan in Boise
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    In the now timeframe going with a 915/925 over an 865 won't buy me
    much, but if, in a year or two, I want to spruce up the machine, I
    will less likely have to start completely from scratch. Then again,
    by then they might have another new platform upgrade :(


    "JAD" <Kapasitor@coldmail.com> wrote in message news:<10g3thfejv9idbb@corp.supernews.com>...
    > What will you be using the rig for? Why would the
    > 915 be better for you than the 865? etc?
    >
    > "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:32b9ecdf.0407232125.43826f80@posting.google.com...
    > > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do
    > a
    > > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that.
    > Since
    > > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > > combo).
    > >
    > > What do you guys think?
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    <but if, in a year or two>

    Mike be serious........ build the machine you can afford now (64b or
    not), we'll be lucky if we enthusiasts will be able to build homebrew
    in 2 years

    http://www.againsttcpa.com/what-is-tcpa.html


    "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:32b9ecdf.0407241800.9564514@posting.google.com...
    > In the now timeframe going with a 915/925 over an 865 won't buy me
    > much, but if, in a year or two, I want to spruce up the machine, I
    > will less likely have to start completely from scratch. Then again,
    > by then they might have another new platform upgrade :(
    >
    >
    >
    > "JAD" <Kapasitor@coldmail.com> wrote in message
    news:<10g3thfejv9idbb@corp.supernews.com>...
    > > What will you be using the rig for? Why would
    the
    > > 915 be better for you than the 865? etc?
    > >
    > > "MikeW" <mwolffs@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > > news:32b9ecdf.0407232125.43826f80@posting.google.com...
    > > > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to
    do
    > > a
    > > > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the
    915/925
    > > > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a
    few
    > > > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that.
    > > Since
    > > > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express,
    LGA775,
    > > > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old
    gen
    > > > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > > > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole
    mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > > > combo).
    > > >
    > > > What do you guys think?
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    mwolffs@yahoo.com (MikeW) said:

    > Since
    > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > intermediate upgrade

    If it were me, I would wait a bit.
    --
    Mac Cool
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    If you are worrying about your system being very obsolete soon,
    why are you thinking about using a 32 bit processor? Forget
    about Intel, and build an Athlon 64 system. With 64 bit Windows,
    it will really be awesome. Since you are willing to wait a bit,
    wait for Windows 64 for X86-64 to be released, then build
    an Athlon 64 system.

    MikeW wrote:

    > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > combo).
    >
    > What do you guys think?
  8. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    On 23 Jul 2004 22:25:30 -0700, mwolffs@yahoo.com (MikeW) wrote:

    >I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    >865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    >boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    >more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    >alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    >etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    >stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    >intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    >combo).
    >
    >What do you guys think?


    I think Intel has been a little screwy in the head since Andy Grove
    stopped being the man.

    Their marketing department seems to dictate to the design guys, and
    said marketing department doesn't seem to be doing well at it.

    Little AMD with minimal motherboard support is kicking Intel's ass.

    The only thing Intel's got going for it is that the media refuses to
    write the truth about Intel, possibly out of sheer stupidity, but
    probably politics and advertising dollars.

    To answer your question, I think you'd have to wait too long for the
    dust to settle on Intel's latest pipe dreams.

    I'd get an AMD64 for the next year or so, until the dual core cpu's
    come out. I think the socket 754 is a better value than the 939.
    Opinions vary though ;)

    If you want to stay Intel, I'd go with your original thought and get a
    865 for now.
  9. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    I think Intel has been a little screwy in the head since Andy Grove
    stopped being the man.

    Their marketing department seems to dictate to the design guys, and
    said marketing department doesn't seem to be doing well at it.


    If you are worrying about your system being very obsolete soon,
    > why are you thinking about using a 32 bit processor? Forget
    > about Intel, and build an Athlon 64 system. With 64 bit Windows

    typical hype


    Little AMD with minimal motherboard support is kicking Intel's ass
    "JK" <JK9821@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:410367E0.325B528D@netscape.net...
    > If you are worrying about your system being very obsolete soon,
    > why are you thinking about using a 32 bit processor? Forget
    > about Intel, and build an Athlon 64 system. With 64 bit Windows,
    > it will really be awesome. Since you are willing to wait a bit,
    > wait for Windows 64 for X86-64 to be released, then build
    > an Athlon 64 system.
    >
    > MikeW wrote:
    >
    > > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to
    do a
    > > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a
    few
    > > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that.
    Since
    > > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old
    gen
    > > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole
    mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > > combo).
    > >
    > > What do you guys think?
    >
  10. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    Why would he want to use an Intel processor? Imo the only reason to get a
    system with an Intel processor is if the system is being bought by a business
    or government agency that must buy from Dell. I guess that this will probably
    change in time, and Dell will at some point offer AMD based computers.

    not@intel.com.invalid wrote:

    > On 23 Jul 2004 22:25:30 -0700, mwolffs@yahoo.com (MikeW) wrote:
    >
    > >I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    > >865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > >boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > >more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    > >alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > >etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > >stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > >intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > >combo).
    > >
    > >What do you guys think?
    >
    > I think Intel has been a little screwy in the head since Andy Grove
    > stopped being the man.
    >
    > Their marketing department seems to dictate to the design guys, and
    > said marketing department doesn't seem to be doing well at it.
    >
    > Little AMD with minimal motherboard support is kicking Intel's ass.
    >
    > The only thing Intel's got going for it is that the media refuses to
    > write the truth about Intel, possibly out of sheer stupidity, but
    > probably politics and advertising dollars.
    >
    > To answer your question, I think you'd have to wait too long for the
    > dust to settle on Intel's latest pipe dreams.
    >
    > I'd get an AMD64 for the next year or so, until the dual core cpu's
    > come out. I think the socket 754 is a better value than the 939.
    > Opinions vary though ;)
    >
    > If you want to stay Intel, I'd go with your original thought and get a
    > 865 for now.
  11. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    Why buy Chevy over Ford? Personal prefrence.

    MC

    "JK" <JK9821@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:4103FD74.80FE5FF2@netscape.net...
    > Why would he want to use an Intel processor? Imo the only reason to get a
    > system with an Intel processor is if the system is being bought by a
    business
    > or government agency that must buy from Dell. I guess that this will
    probably
    > change in time, and Dell will at some point offer AMD based computers.
    >
    > not@intel.com.invalid wrote:
    >
    > > On 23 Jul 2004 22:25:30 -0700, mwolffs@yahoo.com (MikeW) wrote:
    > >
    > > >I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    > > >865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > > >boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > > >more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    > > >alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > > >etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > > >stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > > >intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > > >combo).
    > > >
    > > >What do you guys think?
    > >
    > > I think Intel has been a little screwy in the head since Andy Grove
    > > stopped being the man.
    > >
    > > Their marketing department seems to dictate to the design guys, and
    > > said marketing department doesn't seem to be doing well at it.
    > >
    > > Little AMD with minimal motherboard support is kicking Intel's ass.
    > >
    > > The only thing Intel's got going for it is that the media refuses to
    > > write the truth about Intel, possibly out of sheer stupidity, but
    > > probably politics and advertising dollars.
    > >
    > > To answer your question, I think you'd have to wait too long for the
    > > dust to settle on Intel's latest pipe dreams.
    > >
    > > I'd get an AMD64 for the next year or so, until the dual core cpu's
    > > come out. I think the socket 754 is a better value than the 939.
    > > Opinions vary though ;)
    > >
    > > If you want to stay Intel, I'd go with your original thought and get a
    > > 865 for now.
    >
  12. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    An update for those who might care.

    Okay, I got the message, I'm now looking at AMD. I'll probably end up
    with an Athalon64 3500+ in one of the new socket 939 boards. Since
    everthing will eventually be going 64 Bit, and AMD is looking to use
    939 for a while, that gives me enough upgrade potential. And some of
    the new Intel stuff lookes fairly superfluous in the near to mid term.

    I'm waiting till the new MSI nforce board hit the market, and then
    I'll probably take the plunge.

    Now if I can only get SuSE Linux to load up on my old machine (Last
    weekend's fiasco). Anyone know any good English speaking SuSE forums?

    mwolffs@yahoo.com (MikeW) wrote in message news:<32b9ecdf.0407232125.43826f80@posting.google.com>...
    > I was about to do a build up. Even bought a case. Was going to do a
    > 865 based mobo (likely ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe). But now the 915/925
    > boards are hitting the market. Now I'm thinking I should wait a few
    > more months till that platform stabilizes, then buy into that. Since
    > alot of the technologies are changing (DDR2, PCI Express, LGA775,
    > etc.), I'm thinking I'll be obsolete out of the box with the old gen
    > stuff, and will be screwed down the road if I want to do an
    > intermediate upgrade (short of scraping the whole mobo/proc/vid/mem
    > combo).
    >
    > What do you guys think?
  13. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "JK" <JK9821@netscape.net> wrote in message news:4103FD74.80FE5FF2@netscape.net...

    > Why would he want to use an Intel processor?

    Because Intel is better. ;)

    AJ
  14. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    AJ wrote:

    > "JK" <JK9821@netscape.net> wrote in message news:4103FD74.80FE5FF2@netscape.net...
    >
    > > Why would he want to use an Intel processor?
    >
    > Because Intel is better. ;)

    Better at what? Slimming his wallet?

    >
    >
    > AJ
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    "AJ" <ng@newsgroups.net> wrote in message
    news:qlVVc.617$MQ1.361@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com...
    >
    > "JK" <JK9821@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:4103FD74.80FE5FF2@netscape.net...
    >
    > > Why would he want to use an Intel processor?
    >
    > Because Intel is better. ;)
    >
    > AJ

    Alright, fight the good fight, brother :)

    MC
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