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September 24, 2003 12:58:04 AM

if I want to buy p4 2.4, 533 or 800 which is better concerning the price. and which mainboard and memory fits it best?

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September 24, 2003 5:45:33 AM

The P4 2.4C or 2.6C with 800FSB will give you the best performance for the price compared to the 533FSB versions. Either go with an Abit or Asus motherboard using the Intel 865 or 875 chipsets. As far as memory goes make sure you get 2 sticks of PC3200 DDR (or higher if you want to get better ocerclocking performance).



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P4 2.4C @ 3.0GHz 1.525V Stock HSF
Abit IS7 BIOS v1.3 GAT Auto
Corsair XMS 512MB TwinX3200C2 2-3-3-6
GeForce4 Ti4200 AGP8X 128MB
Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA
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September 24, 2003 7:05:43 AM

I'm going to have to recommend an Athlon 64 3200+, simply because if I don't there might be a riot.

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September 24, 2003 8:10:00 AM

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I'm going to have to recommend an Athlon 64 3200+, simply because if I don't there might be a riot.


LOL, yeah I think this situation is more fragile than the one in Iraq. :D 

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P4 2.4C @ 3.0GHz 1.525V Stock HSF
Abit IS7 BIOS v1.3 GAT Auto
Corsair XMS 512MB TwinX3200C2 2-3-3-6
GeForce4 Ti4200 AGP8X 128MB
Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA
September 24, 2003 6:21:22 PM

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I'm going to have to recommend an Athlon 64 3200+, simply because if I don't there might be a riot.

But you didn't <i>mean</i> it! THGC is just so biased! That's it, I'm leaving and never ever coming back no matter how much Tom and Fredi beg! So <b>Nya!</b> :p 

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September 24, 2003 6:23:32 PM

Seriously though, the 2.4C(800)is better get. Either the IS7(Abit) or the P4P800(Asus) mother boards. The higher speed you get the more you can overclock. Get at least ddr3200 for stock speeds.
September 24, 2003 6:25:26 PM

Forgot to add that if you wait a couple of months prices will be dropping with the release of the Prescott. Any body know how much?
September 24, 2003 6:26:18 PM

Oh nooo!!!!! slvr_phoenix has left the building!!!!!!
September 24, 2003 6:27:15 PM

But seriously, I'm backing up TTZX suggestions with a couple of minor qualifications. Don't bother with 875 unless you actually <i>need</i> features that it offers. The awe-inspiring PAT isn't really awe-inspiring at all.

I'd say look at the <b>865PE</b>. (PE is important because you want official 800MHz FSB support.) I'm not so sure if Asus or Abit is vital, but there <i>are</i> plenty of motherboard reviews out there (including some at THG) so just make sure to research your mobo before you buy. :) 

And good luck. :) 

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