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February 24, 2005 5:12:21 AM

So I had been looking to build another system for a while now, i was going to go for an athlon 64 system but decided against it and through ebay bought the parts for another p4 478 machine. I mostly decided against it cause igot a better job and will probably get an amd 64 system in the summer.
I had my athlon 64 system priced out at 2000$ canadian, but i ended up getting this for about half that canadian, and id like to see some benchies between your athlon 64 system and this system i just built and id say the performance difference isnt worth the 1000$, although im sure it will be a different story as soon as 64 bit windows is out.
this is what i got.
Abit Ic7-G
Pentium 4 3.2 northwood oced to 3.9 on air(lapped spark 7 with as5 runs at about 47 idle and 58 load)
1gb crucial ballistic pc4000 2x512
Sapphire Ati x800 pro
2 x 74gb raptors(new to raid so i havent figured it out yet)

I know eveyone on this site is either hardcore amd or nvidia.. but i think how much people get worked up about it for a few FPS is crazy, we should just all be happy its such a sweet time for guys who like computers.

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February 24, 2005 6:15:05 AM

{quote]I know eveyone on this site is either hardcore amd or nvidia[/quote]
True, but first and formost, were are price/performance nuts. It sure looks like you are to. I dont think anyone here is crazy enough to say the P4c is a bad chip.
Now if you'd got a prescott, I'd say you had better look at some very good cooling solutions.
As a serious (now at any rate) Amd fanboy, I have to say, that's a great deal.
February 24, 2005 6:09:47 PM

My prescott 3.4 (oc to 3.8) in a 478 socket is running fine on the stock intel cooler with temps of mid 40's for idle and upper 50's during benchmarking and gameplay. The peak has been 62.

Looking at pricewatch and newegg, a P4 3.2c seems just about the same price as a prescott 3.4 and a 3.2 Prescott is ~60 bucks (US) cheaper than a 3.2c (granted I would agree that the 3.2c is a better benching chip). I think the prescott solutions are becoming more competative than people are giving credit to.

I'm just your average habitual smiler =D
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February 24, 2005 6:57:05 PM

I'm crazy.
The P4c sucks
February 24, 2005 6:58:21 PM

Thats because Intel wants them too, the P4c still is better but Intel's fasing them out.
February 24, 2005 9:36:19 PM

Yup, I concur. That sounds pretty high for air. However, it could be a freak with MO stepping. The MO's go a lot farther on a lot less voltage. At 3.9ghz he should give most A64's heartburn. :lol: 


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February 25, 2005 11:47:16 AM

My 2.8c northwood is running at 38 celcius and 3640. Not bad for $150.
February 25, 2005 11:00:09 PM

Hey, you and me are in hog-heaven until Longhorn! Then I will switch to A64 back-up amd you will ......................................................................................................................................?

Abit IS7 - 3.0C @ 3.6ghz - Mushkin PC4000 (2 X 512) - Sapphire 9800Pro - TT 420 watt Pure Power
Samsung 120gb ATA-100 - Maxtor 40gb ATA - 100
Sony DRU-510A - Yellowtail Merlot
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