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AMD64 FX-53, yay or nay?

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July 9, 2004 1:23:20 PM

Are there any other cons than the price for the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53?

I don't find the difference in price between the FX-53 and anything down to 3500+ is <i> that </i> big (=not so big that I might not just as well go for the FX-53)...

EDIT: I forgot to add, I'm going for socket 939

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Urian on 07/09/04 09:25 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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July 9, 2004 1:58:12 PM

Only difference between the FX-53 in Socket939 and the 3500+ is that the FX got Unlock Multipliers. That will allow you to overclock without raising the FSB over 200mhz...

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-3-3-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
July 9, 2004 5:26:15 PM

I just built this new system with a an Athalon FX-53

AMD Athallon 64Fx-53
Asus A8V Deluxe VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset ATX AMD MB
1 Gig of OCZ 3500 unbuffered Ram
2 Western Digital 74 Gig Raptors in Raid 0
DVD ASUS 16X DVD
DVD+/-RW PLEXTOR|PX-712A
CPU FAN SPIRE|SP703C3-1 KK3 AMD
Cooler Master Wave Master Case with 480 watt power supply.
M-Audio Revolution sound card

I'm upgrading from a first generation Athalon 2000 so the improvement I see is nothing short of amazing and I don't even have a high end graphics card yet. If I get an X800XT PE or X800 then we'll really see some benchmarks. I went with the FX-53 to fight obsolecence. Buy the biggest, fastet chip you can afford and hope it lasts you 3 years without a major upgrade. I went with the 939 MoBo and still may get screwed when PCI express comes out later this year, but I'm not gonna worry bout that.

Da Worfster

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
Anonymous
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July 9, 2004 5:31:24 PM

Or buy mid range for 1/3 of the price and upgrade every year and youll still have a pretty good system in 3 years...

Asus P4P800DX, P4C 2.6ghz@3.25ghz, 2X512 OCZ PC4000 3-3-3-8, Leadtek FX5900 w/ FX5950U bios@500/1000, 2X30gig Raid0
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