I am looking to get a Pentium 4 3.0GHz or a Pentium 4 3.06GHz, well the BUS is 800 on the 3.0GHz, and 533 on the 3.06GHz. With a motherboard like a Gigabite VIA KT600 what is the best choice? The 3.0Ghz is about 10 dollars more or so. Which processor is going to last me longer in terms of playing future games.
The 800 is better, but you're better off with a 865 based mobo such as the Abit IS7, or Asus P4P800. if that eats your budget too much then step down to the 2.8Ghz and overclock it to >3Ghz. It'll outperform either of your choices on the suggested motherboard easily.
That's an AMD motherboard. YOU CAN'T STICK A P4 into one!!
<font color=red>The preceding text is assembled from information stored in an unreliable organic storage medium. As such it may be innacurate, incomplete, or completely wrong</font color=red> :wink: <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ChipDeath on 11/07/03 05:03 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
If you want an AMD rig, the best choice is an overclocked Barton 2500+ on an Abit NF7-S,
but a high-end P4 on the P4P800 or IS7 will perform better(& cost more)
What parts do you have, and what is your budget?
Seriously though, if you're thinking about sticking a P4 in a AMD chipset (especially a VIA one), then you need to either do more research & understand what you're doing, or get someone else to build it for you. (no insult intended, but you could waste a lot of money if you're not careful.)
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my budget is around $1000 for everything, including new monitor (19 in i think). I plan on getting a 9800 pro, prolly 140 gig harddrive. And then from what you guys said, a p4 3 800fbs with some motherboard. Its going to be my x-mas present from myself .
Motherboard - Asus P4P800 (Non-VM, Non Deluxe) - 108.00
Processor - Intel 2.4C 800 MHZ FSB - 172.00
Ram1 - Corsair CMX256A-3200C2 - 60.00
Ram2 - Corsair CMX256A-3200C2 - 60.00
Video Card - ATI 9500 128mb 8xAGP - 134.00
Hard Disk - Western Digital WD800JB 80GB 8MB 7200RPM - 82.00
Speakers - Juster 5d-107 7Pcs - 34.00
Case - Raidmax Model 208 10 Bay 350W PS - 43.00
CD-RW - Lite-On 52x24x52x - 40.00
Floppy - Teac 1.44 Floppy Drive - 12.00
Sound - Creative Audigy2 Non-Platinum - 70.00
KB/M - Logitech Optical Desktop KB/M - 28.00
Total - $843.00 Inc/S&H
Those prices are pretty badly outta date, but the base hardware config should be close to what you need. That would leave you about 157$ for a monitor (actually quite a bit more since some of those parts are ~20-30$ cheaper now.) and give you a damn nice system... could also sub the IS7 in for the asus board to get a bit more value. A 9800 Pro is going to run you ~300$ alone... which is unrealistic on a 1k$ machine. Drop back to a 9600XT or a 9600 Pro perhaps.
Shadus<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by shadus on 11/07/03 01:28 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Motherboard - Asus P4P800 - 80
Processor - Intel 3.0 800 MHZ FSB - 270
RAM 512 Corsair 130
Video Card - ATI 9800 128mb 8xAGP PRO- 300.00
EIDE 120GB ATA133 7200RPM 85
already have speakers
already have case and power supply
already have cdrw
already have floppy
already have cables
already have mouse/keyboard
Total - $865.00, that includes s/h
which leaves me 135 for monitor so if i went over under $100 to buy my monitor,it would still be a 1k machine in my eyes
now i just have to come up with the money some how..
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by traemyn2 on 11/07/03 01:49 PM.</EM></FONT></P>