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what's the "P4-1.6A" killer deal right now?

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January 31, 2003 2:07:28 PM

I'm getting fed up with my PII-350 (OC'ed to 467) with 384MB of PC133 RAM; I want something more responsive, but I don't want to spend more than US$400.

It used to be the P4-1.6A that was the killer deal for people like me, but I've since lost touch. Perhaps a P4-2.53 (FSB533)? Then, what kind of RAM? What kind of DDR is favourable with this Intel chip / chipset? What kind of MOBO? Is there an AMD option that won't blow me out of my room due to loud fans?

I can go either way: AMD or Intel; have good experience with both. Also, not a heavy gambler; more the occasional number-crunch, surfing, etc. In other words, not looking to update my video card or hard-drive. Thanks!

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January 31, 2003 2:29:40 PM


axp 2100+ for $85
asus a7n8x deluxe (nforce2) motherboard $135
2x256mb pc2700 cas 2 = $180 (corsair from newegg)

that comes to exactly 400

EDIT: oh you'll need a fan too, just the stock one...that'll probably add $10

<A HREF="" target="_new">mubla otohp eht ni ecaf ruoy teg</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by LtBlue14 on 01/31/03 11:31 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
January 31, 2003 8:44:49 PM

I would first like to make a strong vote for the AMD system. And also point out that the AMD cpu needing loud fans myth is just that, A myth. AMD retail coolers are very quiet.
January 31, 2003 11:25:39 PM

Well for $514 CDN Dollars i can get the following

AMD Athlon XP 1800+ AXDA Thoroughbred - Retial (Easily overclocks to 2200+ speeds and beyond also factory unlocked)
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe nForce 2 Mother board
2x 256MB PC-2700 DDR Ram

roughly $1 US = $1.55 CDN or so so u do the math, its definently under $400US...and it will be a SCREAMER for the price.....definently faster than a P4 1.6 @ 2.1GHz or whatever.....(that is comparing both setups which overclock extremly well which in this case the lower clocked T-Bred's DO...)

<A HREF="" target="_new">-MeTaL RoCkEr</A>