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Thread: Upgrading My System Amd Or Intel?

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    Which one of these upgrades should i go with ? my limit is $450ish

    INTEL

    Intel P4 2.4GHZ Retail 800MHZ FSB $165.00
    ABIT IC7 Retail Box $111.00
    Lite-On 52x32x52 CDRW $33.00
    Corsair Value Ram 512mb PC3200 $81.00
    Aluminum Plated Scorpio 868 Green Case w/420W Power Supply $65

    Parts i Already have
    30GB Western Digital
    Geforce4 Ti 4200 128MB
    Floppy
    on board Sound and Giga-LAN

    $455.00

    AMD

    ASUS A7N8X-X Deluxe $130.00

    AMD ATHLONXP 2500+ 333FSB BARTON RETAIL $89.00

    LITE-ON 52X32X52 CDRW $33.00

    Aluminum Plated Scorpio 868 Green Case w/420W Power Supply $65

    KINGSTON HYPERX 256X2 PC3200 $110

    Parts i already have:
    30GB Western Digital
    Geforce4 Ti 4200 128mb
    Floppy
    On board sound and LAN

    $427.00

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    Um well if that is the 2.4Ghz C then it is very overclockable. The 2500XP is also very overclockable. The AMD system has a better mobo and better ram. Im really not sure...do you like Intel or AMD better? Both systems are about the same but I think im gona have to go with the AMD one here.
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    Originally posted by bigdawgfoxx@15 December 2003 - 00:01
    Um well if that is the 2.4Ghz C then it is very overclockable. The 2500XP is also very overclockable. The AMD system has a better mobo and better ram. Im really not sure...do you like Intel or AMD better? Both systems are about the same but I think im gona have to go with the AMD one here.
    i htink the hyperx ram is better. at least, better than corsair value ram. go with the intel

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    Well to be a completly fair price comparison between the Intel and AMD wouldn't you use a deluxe Asus board for the Intel system and use the same RAM in both systems? That would make the AMD system even more of a lower price than the Intel.

    As you can see AMD is the clear price winner.
    As for performance? I can't tell you which would be faster without a lot of testing.

    I say AMD wins here but the final choice is yours.

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    Personally,I say go with the AMD. I have used AMD's and Intels in the past and never seen too much of a difference .My XP2200+ that was clocked up to just under 2 ghz ran just as fast and worked just as well as any P4 I have ever used,not any noticable difference and over 150 bucks cheaper than the equivalent Intel.Maybe I am just cheap but I prefer the same performance but just a bit cheaper.
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    If you go for the AMD setup with the Asus board your OCing options are far easier.
    If you're into that sort of thing...
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    Intel is already famous and reliable.

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    If I were you, looking at your budget, I would choose AMD. For the money that you have you could put together a respectable system...one to last you for say another year.

    You could easily afford the 2500 barton chip as well as a motherboard for the same price as you would have to pay for the intel chip itself.

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    both mobos look pretty good to me. now, u have to admit the hyper x ram is better than the value ram. so if ur ocing, u need good ram to do it B)

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    Originally posted by camille@15 December 2003 - 03:28
    Intel is already famous and reliable.
    So is AMD.

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