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Annalysa
02-03-04, 02:20 PM
after building a bunch of computer and configing them for other people its time to make me one. I have not used a pentium processor since my p2 400. I currently run a 1800+ with a crappy gforce2 card, and a soltek SL-75Frv something I cant remeber but hey its purple and i am a girl. It got 512 of ddr2100 in it now. I have no complaints. I dont understand the 3000+amd only having a 2.6 or something operating frequency, it seems the p4 3.06 is a better buy. However I truely like amd. Someone make my mind up

Annalysa
02-03-04, 02:35 PM
I figured out what i am doing.. Thanks Will post specs when I am done ordering and getting the ok from the money man..

wee96
02-03-04, 02:37 PM
Anna, the AMD cpu's out there now are using the performance rating number, like the old cyrix used to. This means an Athlon XP 2200 is rated at 2200mhz, but actually runs at a lower speed (does that make sense)? The intel chips are still strictly by mhz if im not mistaken. I have been an AMD guy for awhile, last intel product I bought was the celeron 300a :) The AMD cpu's are really good for gaming, beating most of the intel cpu's horribly at a much lower mhz. Theres always a debate on which is better, and the truth is there really isnt a better one. I consider it preference nowadays :) AMD has been nicely overclockable, stable, and cheaper from my experience.



Originally posted by Annalysa
after building a bunch of computer and configing them for other people its time to make me one. I have not used a pentium processor since my p2 400. I currently run a 1800+ with a crappy gforce2 card, and a soltek SL-75Frv something I cant remeber but hey its purple and i am a girl. It got 512 of ddr2100 in it now. I have no complaints. I dont understand the 3000+amd only having a 2.6 or something operating frequency, it seems the p4 3.06 is a better buy. However I truely like amd. Someone make my mind up

Annalysa
02-03-04, 02:49 PM
ASUS nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "A7N8X-X" -RETAIL
Codegen 400W ATX Power Supply For AMD/Intel, Model "ATX-350X1 Dual Fan" -RETAIL
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ "Barton", 400MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "EVIL COMMANDO

i am ordering now

Joel
02-03-04, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Annalysa
ASUS nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "A7N8X-X" -RETAIL
Codegen 400W ATX Power Supply For AMD/Intel, Model "ATX-350X1 Dual Fan" -RETAIL
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ "Barton", 400MHz FSB, 512K Cache Processor - Retail
POWERCOLOR RADEON 9700PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "EVIL COMMANDO

i am ordering now
You could have probably saved yourself a few bucks getting the 2500+ barton and OCing. I don't know if you're confortable with OCing, though.

Annalysa
02-03-04, 03:12 PM
Nah I tried and had heating issues bad on my current system. I dont want to mess it anymore. I am happy with what I just ordered. :) actually I cant wait to put it together.

Joel
02-03-04, 03:17 PM
I would be too. Sure wish I had a rig like that.

:)

Brent
02-03-04, 03:18 PM
Nothin wrong with the P4's.

The best value and performance is to get a 2.4C and OC it to 3GHz with a 1GHz FSB and DC DDR 400. Offers increadible memory bandwidth with a very fast core MHz speed on the P4C. Very fast, stable and has that Intel robustness.

That is my recommendation for the system.

I just answered your PM On the video card. I see above you have chosen the 9700Pro that is also a GOOD deal. Faster than the 9600Pro you were going to get. It is a good solid option. Overclock it some too if you want ;)

Annalysa
02-03-04, 03:20 PM
its pretty exciting. I cant tell the difference in my 1800+ to the bfs 2500+barton but i am not on his much because he hogs it

Scott
02-03-04, 03:36 PM
I dont see any memory in your order. You are buying new memory aren't you?

Annalysa
02-03-04, 03:51 PM
nope got 512 corsair xms pc2700 I think i know its 2700 and it in Cyrils computer he got a gig that comes thursday

Joel
02-03-04, 04:01 PM
That RAM wont go 400MHz, will it? You'll probably have to run at 333 and OC the FSB.

Mark
02-03-04, 04:03 PM
i would use pc3200 memory so you don't have to overclock the pc2700 IMHO

Annalysa
02-03-04, 04:16 PM
well crap didnt notice. nope gonna have to use the 333 till end of the month then i will get the new memory.

Annalysa
02-03-04, 04:20 PM
adding to my order now

SLK
02-03-04, 06:37 PM
Codegen 400W ATX Power Supply For AMD/Intel, Model "ATX-350X1 Dual Fan" -RETAIL



-Ouch.

Annalysa
02-04-04, 09:51 AM
added 500 watt power supply putting the 400 with the 1800+ I currently have because mine is dying. Added I believe a thermaltake volcano 12 may not be volcano. I am kinda of concerned about setting the temps myself but whats more research, added the artic silver because I am out. So I think I am a little over 600 dollars now

ghost
02-05-04, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by Brent
Nothin wrong with the P4's.

The best value and performance is to get a 2.4C and OC it to 3GHz with a 1GHz FSB and DC DDR 400. Offers increadible memory bandwidth with a very fast core MHz speed on the P4C. Very fast, stable and has that Intel robustness.

That is my recommendation for the system.

LOL, that's exactly what I did. ^^^

Let us know how the buildup goes, Annalysa, yours sounds like a killer system. :)

Annalysa
02-06-04, 12:19 PM
parts are enroute to my house should be here soon, except heatsink they left me no tracking number all i know its been shipped

ghost
02-06-04, 01:55 PM
Are your butt cheeks clenching with excitement?

Mine would be. :D

Annalysa
02-06-04, 02:43 PM
no cuz i dont think the heatsink is gonna get here till monday I keep looking for the mailman

TrevGlas
02-06-04, 02:50 PM
Waiting for CPU parts is torture! I know the feeling. :D

Annalysa
02-06-04, 03:05 PM
The mailman is down the street. I really really hope it came today.

Annalysa
02-06-04, 03:18 PM
YES ok i gotta finish my econ

Annalysa
02-06-04, 10:24 PM
all done running nice and cool

TrevGlas
02-06-04, 11:00 PM
Congrats!

Pics?

Annalysa
02-07-04, 12:11 AM
as soon as i can find my camera

Annalysa
02-07-04, 01:34 AM
Video card sucks

Mark
02-07-04, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by Annalysa
Video card sucks

you telling us that you got a defective video card ?

Richard_UK
02-07-04, 07:47 AM
come on get that cam out! lets see some pics of it then :)

Annalysa
02-07-04, 09:04 AM
Video card locks in ET or makes pretty little colored boxes all over the screen. Then the computer monitor would shut off when you use the updated drivers at that is doing anything. Looking at webpages anyhting the monitor turns off. I am gonna put it in bf computer and see how it acts there then I am shipping back