im gathering parts to build a decent gaming rig. i'm looking to buy an AMD ATHLON XP 2700+ with nf7-s mobo. i haven't bought them yet, but i chose the 2700+ because thats the cut off point between reasonably priced and the outrageously expensive 2800. i've pricewatched the CPU and i can get it for around $120 US or so. the problem comes here. i've been hearing that something called Athlon 64, the new generation of AMD CPUs are coming out very soon. i was wondering if this release of the Ath 64 would effect the prices of the other lower CPUs. i am really trying to find the best bang for the buck. how soon would the price change be in effect? or should i just go ahead and buy the 2700+ and mobo now?
and one last item, i was wondering what you think of this rig so far, which is what im planning to get.
nf7-s mobo version 2
athlon xp 2700
maxtor 120 GB <--- already bought
philips acoustic edge sound card <----already have
ati radeon Evil Commando PCI video card =[ <----already have
khypermedia 48x CDRW <--- already bought
generic CD-ROM drive
any recommendations for swaps, or perhaps suggestions on places to score cheap parts? thanks a bunch guys
by the way, what would make me want to get the 2500 over the 2700? im a true newbie, and my assumptions tell me that a higher figure is better, therefore 2700 > 2500. is that wrong? i've heard much about 2500 barton. is it because its ease of OC ability? will i not be able to OC the 2700 with even better results? thanks!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MethodMan on 09/23/03 00:35 AM.</EM></FONT></P>