October 10th, 2003 06:00 PM
I think P4's are the best cpu's for things like, Servers, Video editing machines etc, basicaly any machine that is going to be resource heavy.
The chances of frying your cpu on a normal PC if very very remote unless there is something wrong with your setup or you have "over"overclocked it.
For a normal home computer AMD's are more than good enough in every department and the cheaper price is an added bonus.
Why pay 100's of £'s for say a 3+ Ghz cpu when for a lot less you could get a 2+ Ghz cpu which will suffice just the same as a 3 Ghz, you will not notice the difference on a normal home computer used for every day things.( what do you need to do with a 3 Ghz cpu that you cant do with a 2+ Ghz cpu??)
I say save your money and buy AMD but there is no need to go, top of the range!
October 10th, 2003 11:22 PM
i have to aggre with nokia and the other guys that point out that there is a big diference in prices from a p4 2.7 or 2.8 to a p4 3.0 ghrz, that money that youre going to save in the processor use it to buy more memory and cooling fans for the case
just my 2 cents
October 12th, 2003 01:06 PM
Yea, i must agree. hehe, down inside i kinda figured that i would go AMD regardless. just kinda my thing :P
i just like to get feedback.
October 12th, 2003 05:19 PM
CPU Horserpower is overrate! I'll take you a while before you noticed the different between a P4 2.6 GHz and a P4 3.0 GHZ. Save the money and get yourself some fun stuff like a cool case or another monitor for dual-monitor that will impress everyone!
October 12th, 2003 05:33 PM
I got a 1.8 Ghz AMD processor, and I have never had any problems with it whatsoever. As for the difference in speed between my processor and the 3.0 Ghz ones that I have used, I don't really see the difference. I agree, save your money and just buy more memory!
October 12th, 2003 07:36 PM
Save the money........ & GET RAM..... that is real Speeder.. in PC's..... or just get urself some good Software.
October 13th, 2003 11:52 AM
Ok, well dual monitor setup i was getting anyways. a kewl case, more than likely aluminium (maybe see-through)
but its whats on the inside that counts. so far, my thought process goes along 2800 Athlon, 512 DDR (maybe more) Asus M/board, Ge4 (latest) audigy 2. and i nice lil speaker set (i have the jacks for it to fit into my stereo system anyways
um, but as time goes i will keep you all posted still wont be for a lil while yet