hi, its the age old intel vs amd question again. ive got £250 to buy a processor, mobo and memory. here is my shortlist : AMD option Athlon xp 3000 : click here PC chips mobo : click here Kingston Ram pc3200 : click here
Ideally id like to buy all my kit from web systems as they are only round the corner from me. Ive read the benchmark results from AMD home page and they reckon the 3000+ outperforms a hyperthreaded pentium 3.02ghz, but then they would wouldnt they. Any advice much appreciated. thanks
i could probably stretch to this asus a7n8x nforce 2 : click here .assuming i go with amd. Another question then, being as the 3000+ processor runs at 333 fsb is there any point buying PC3200 memory or should i save myself a tenna and get PC2700 ?
I appreciate you wanting to use the local guys and this is to be commended... but why not have a look at Novatech.co.uk and their mobo bundles. You will get a very good deal from them, and excellent service too.
Dont get pc chips MOBO. Only experience is with my dad's old PC and it was rubbish and slow. Get a good MOBO, even if you have to drop to an XP2800. A Nforce2 mobo will be faster with a 2800 than a basic PCchips Mobo with a 3000. Probably faster than a PCChips mobo runnin a 6000.
The VIA KT600 is a good budget chip set I hear (click here).
Faster RAM will make it ever so sligtly fast. As for future proof. Well, in 12months DDR 400 will be old hat anyways!
im AMD dedicated anyway (well last 2 pc's had an xp1700 and an xp2400) just wanted some views from some intel fans. But i think ill stick with what i know.
Diodurus thanks for suggesting a retailer, but unfortunately to go the mail/web order route would mean me being without a pc for a few weeks as id be waiting for the funds from sale of this pc to clear on my card to buy the next. i think id be suicidal after a day.