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Ive decided to build a Intel Machine. I have allocated $500 dollars for a Processor and Mobo. I wish to overclock, burn movies,play games and fold. Please give any combo suggestions. Thanks.
 

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That's just for CPU and mobo? Do you have RAM, video card, power supply, or anything else in mind yet? More details please.
 

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Originally Posted by NoAffinity

That's just for CPU and mobo? Do you have RAM, video card, power supply, or anything else in mind yet? More details please.


Yes, thats just for the CPU & Mobo. All suggestions are very welcome.

Ive got an extra Antec 400W and a case.
 

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Looking to go next-gen or keep it s478? Do you want to go DDR2 and PCI-E, or are you looking to use memory, VC and other stuff from an existing rig?
 

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Originally Posted by Crash

Ive decided to build a Intel Machine. I have allocated $500 dollars for a Processor and Mobo. I wish to overclock, burn movies,play games and fold. Please give any combo suggestions. Thanks.

Well if i was going to build another intel system this is what i would get to start off with same setup i have now just faster chip.

CPU: Socket 478 P4 3.2ghz HT/Northwood
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-164&depa=1

MotherBoard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-464&depa=0

Ram: OCZ PC4000 1Gig
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-934&depa=1

Anyways thats just my suggestion.
 

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Originally Posted by |2A|N

Well if i was going to build another intel system this is what i would get to start off with same setup i have now just faster chip.

CPU: Socket 478 P4 3.2ghz HT/Northwood
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-164&depa=1

MotherBoard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-464&depa=0

Ram: OCZ PC4000 1Gig
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-934&depa=1

Anyways thats just my suggestion.

I second your opinion, and crash stay away from the precotts!
 

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Looking to go next-gen or keep it s478? Do you want to go DDR2 and PCI-E, or are you looking to use memory, VC and other stuff from an existing rig?

Memory and video card will, be all new, although not the best. However for the foundation of the rig (chip, Mobo) I want the latest greatest within 500 Dollars US.
 

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Originally Posted by |2A|N

Well if i was going to build another intel system this is what i would get to start off with same setup i have now just faster chip.

CPU: Socket 478 P4 3.2ghz HT/Northwood
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-164&depa=1

MotherBoard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-464&depa=0

Ram: OCZ PC4000 1Gig
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-934&depa=1

Anyways thats just my suggestion.

Ok that leaves 80 dollars on the table. Is there a better chip thats 80 dollars more?
 

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Originally Posted by Crash

What is 90nm? I need a crash course in nm.

Lets say the AMD Athlon XP 3000+ has a .13 micron process that is the same as a 130 nanometer process. So the Inte chip has a .09 micron process.
 

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IMO, I would go with the Abit mobo, and that cpu is what I would recommend. Scratch that. If I were you, I would wait another month or so when the 1066fsb cpus/mobos come out. Supposed to be out before x-mas.
 

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IMO, I would go with the Abit mobo, and that cpu is what I would recommend. Scratch that. If I were you, I would wait another month or so when the 1066fsb cpus/mobos come out. Supposed to be out before x-mas.

He should go with the DFI not the ABIT, if you notice the ABIT has no IDE slots only a slot for the floppy drive. The DFI mobo would be better because it has 1 IDE which gives it some backward compatability.
 

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He should go with the DFI not the ABIT, if you notice the ABIT has no IDE slots only a slot for the floppy drive. The DFI mobo would be better because it has 1 IDE which gives it some backward compatability.

So that makes it "better"? The Abit is also about 50 bucks less which really helps since he has to get a new video card and memory as well.
 
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