Consideration of new pc

I have two selections of parts to chose from and I would like your recommendations.

PC 1:
Intel MotherBoard
Pentium 4 1.7 GHZ
Rambus RAM 256Mb
Power Supply 300W

PC 2:
MSI MotherBoard
Athlon XP 1700+
DD-RAM 256MB
Power Supply 300W

What do you reccomend
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  1. Are you interested in overclocking? That's the main advantage of the Pentium 4 platform right now. I just bought a P4 1.6A, Abit TH7-II, and 512MB of Samsung RDRAM.

    If you're not, I'd recommend the Athlon system. BTW, what MSI motherboard is it?

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  2. Fatburger, have you received your new toys yet (the P4?). I'm considering the exact same setup myself and I want to hear how high you got your system.

    AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
  3. Yep, if you want to overclock, and only if you want to overclock, get a p4 1.6a.

    Otherwise the athlon will perform better and cost less.


    "The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
    No Overclock+stock hsf=GOOD!
  4. Check the thread you posted, the forum is slow today, so I haven't made that many posts. I replied in there and will keep you updated. I just emailed Newegg, BTW.

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  5. I'm not interested in overclocking and i am not sure which MSI motherboard it is..
  6. If you consider buying P4, choose Northwood 1.6A or 1.8A instead of Willamette 1.7G.

    :smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
  7. Find out what motherboard it is, it'll make a difference.

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  8. Quote:
    I'm not interested in overclocking and i am not sure which MSI motherboard it is..



    Well, you should choose the athlon then, and also, a good kt266a chipset mobo, or an nforce mobo.


    "The Cash Left In My Pocket,The BEST Benchmark"
    No Overclock+stock hsf=GOOD!
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