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Homer_simpson




PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 6:54 pm   Post subject: good price

DEBRANDED SYSTEM
intel PENTIUM 4 3.2GHz CPU with HYPER-THREADING technology
512MB MEMORY
250GB HARD DRIVE
DVDRW DRIVE
GeFORCE 4 VIDEO CARD
FIREWIRE
USB 2.0
TV TUNER
6-in-1 FLASH
PCI SOUND CARD
10/100 ETHERNET

for $1199.99
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poly




PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:00 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

meh go for AMD if you can, with the Athlon XP3200+ youll save yourself $100
octopi




PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:23 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

Ah....the 3200 is only 2.2GHz....the one in his thing is 3.2GHz

not that there is much difference.
poly




PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:07 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

you do realize that AMD is a bit different, right? Okay the XP3200 runs at 2.2GHZ, but can easily compete with the P4 3.2GHZ, thats why AMD calls the processor XP3200+
octopi




PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:08 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

octopi wrote:

not that there is much difference.



Ugh...yes I do realize...

And by the way, the 3200 is still a little under the P4 3.2GHz
poly




PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 11:11 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

but it is competable with the P4 3.2
Andy




PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:25 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

screw the p4, screw the xp, get an athelon 64 FX
LovelyCrap




PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:42 pm   Post subject: Re: good price

Homer_simpson wrote:
DEBRANDED SYSTEM
intel PENTIUM 4 3.2GHz CPU with HYPER-THREADING technology
512MB MEMORY
250GB HARD DRIVE
DVDRW DRIVE
GeFORCE 4 VIDEO CARD
FIREWIRE
USB 2.0
TV TUNER
6-in-1 FLASH
PCI SOUND CARD
10/100 ETHERNET

for $1199.99

Is it a good deal?
Yes and no... but mostly no.
Although the P4 3.2 Ghz is a great CPU, you could get a faster Athlon 64 3200+ for less. 512MB of memory is great, but whats the speed and brand of the memory chips? 250GB hard drive.... is that really necessary? Considering the low price of the total system, i'm willing to bet that the GeForce 4 is a cheapo MX version (total crap). Firewire is standard these days. Practically every motherboard comes with onboard firewire. Same with USB 2.0 and ethernet. The TV tuner is a nice addition, but the quality of the picture could differ severely depending on the brand. 6-in-1 flash... another cheap-o feature that most people won't need anyway. PCI sound card.... great... that tells me nothing.... what model is it? Almost every sound card made in the last 6-7 years is PCI based.

Basically, it seems like a good deal but, like usual, it's probably not. If you don't mind having a kickass processor with sh!tty everything else, then this would definitely be your computer.

When you buy a comp, make sure you know what brand and model the video card and sound card are. Almost every pre-built computer has a kick-ass processor but sh!tty everything else since no one knows what the other stuff does and only recognize that it has name brand processor.


poly wrote:
but it is competable with the P4 3.2

Not true. The Athlon XP 3200+ is actually comparable to a Pentium 4C 3.0Ghz processor. In fact, most people consider it slightly slower than a 3Ghz P4.

dodge_tomahawk wrote:
screw the p4, screw the xp, get an athelon 64 FX

Bad idea Andy. Better off with a Athlon 64. The FX, although faster than the Athlon 64 3200+ (the fastest Athlon 64 available at the time of posting), costs about $400 CDN more and worst of all, requires the use of registered ECC RAM (about double the price of regular RAM). Another problem with ECC RAM is speed. Registered ECC RAM was intended for server use where the increased reliability is paramount, but it costs a crap load more and doesn't generally come in speeds higher than PC3200 (few exceptions). The Athlon FX also requires the use of a Opteron motherboard which are really expensive.

The best processor available right now is arguably the Athlon 64 3000+. It's the cheapest Athlon 64, and therefore the best. Reason: it offers all the features of a Athlon 64 at a great price and is highly overclockable.
shorthair




PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:16 pm   Post subject: (No subject)

its a nice sytem but i also prefer the amd , but really hte true coputer IS A ......... powermac g5
Martin




PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:49 am   Post subject: (No subject)

As far as comparing specs

www.sharkyextreme.com

also, what kinda video card do you have?
Martin




PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:50 am   Post subject: (No subject)

Also, for prices check out www.hltechnology.com or www.newegg.com (only ships in the states though)

www.sharkyextreme.com's got price charts too
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