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October 10, 2003 10:23:51 PM

I need your guy's advice on this should I get an Athon XP 2800 or P4 2.6C(after 10/26/03)??? Thanks

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October 10, 2003 10:28:16 PM

LOL very funny man come on be serious.
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October 10, 2003 10:41:25 PM

check the benchmarks, focus on the apps that matter to you, compare prices, and buy whatever suits you best. No one can make that decission for you.

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October 11, 2003 3:09:36 AM

Are you going to OC? What will you be using it for ? Gaming?
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October 11, 2003 3:38:48 AM

The performance would be similar, but since I'm an overclocker and know the 2.6C can hit 3250MHz (while the AMD overclocks a little worse), I'd probably go with the P4.

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October 11, 2003 4:08:59 AM

P4
October 11, 2003 3:22:23 PM

I'm going to be using this for gaming and might overclock a little.
October 11, 2003 3:34:30 PM

Their performance should be about the same. The 2.6c though I believe would overclock better than the 2800+ and also, Intel's platform will give you more upgradability options for the future (in case you are interested in that). I'm too bored right now to check the prices but if it's about the same, I believe go with the 2.6c.

On the other hand if you want to save money and still get an excellent CPU, go with AMD but buy 2500+ instead. Overclock it to 3200+ and you 'll have a great system with very little money.
October 12, 2003 12:21:36 PM

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On the other hand if you want to save money and still get an excellent CPU, go with AMD but buy 2500+ instead. Overclock it to 3200+ and you 'll have a great system with very little money.

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October 12, 2003 3:54:14 PM

P4 because its fast as a beer down my throat.

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October 13, 2003 2:53:21 PM

Dunno if I'd only use 1 site to make my decision (esp not those links). But yes, look at a few web sites to base your opinion on. And you'll have to look specifically at gaming.

I would say AMD, but that's my personal opinion and it's not based on anything specific. I just like the CPU and it does what I expect of it. In the end you have to make a decision. Don't just believe anyone - make sure you do enuff research.

If you feel Intel is your chipset - go for it - it's YOUR decision in the end and YOUR money.
October 13, 2003 3:23:46 PM

According to www.anandtech.com, and their testing, the Intel 2.4c Gig P4 is almost as fast as the 2.8 Gig AthlonXP. In some benchmarks it was even faster. Might be the particular benchmark they used for Quake III, and splintercell. The P4 800 Mhz processors seem to be a bit better than the AthlonXP in gaming performance.

This is where you have to go to price and see what the difference will be, and then decide what you want to buy.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1834&p=10

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October 13, 2003 7:11:13 PM

Buy P4 2.4C it's cheaper than 2.6C unless you have the money. Vid Card buy the 9800 Pro or 9800XT if it's out by then.
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October 14, 2003 12:41:35 AM

Captain Obvious recommends whichever is cheaper!

You are unlikely to notice a few percentage points unless you spend all your time benchmarking!

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October 14, 2003 12:15:45 PM

Captain Obvious is (obviously) correct!

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