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I just ordered one of these:



ASUS P5AD2-E Premium


and one of these:


Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz HT

(which will be ~4GHz after overclocking)


Booyah!

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srb
Mar. 24th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Geek.
agillious
Mar. 25th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
I feel so sorry for you. All that money spent, and you could have saved cash AND had a better performing processor with an AMD chip. :(

I'll drink to your honor...
democritus
Mar. 26th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
I was really tempted to go AMD this time. For the first time the market has turned around and AMD chips are much better than the P4s right now. Word is, though, Intel is stepping up to the plate and is going to be bringing out some amazing processors in the near future. This combination is solidly overclockable also, so I'm getting a bit more bang for my buck than if I would have bought a comparable AMD chip. Finally, I'm willing to dish out a little more money for something that I'm going to keep around long-term, is highly upgradeable(this board has dual gigabit nics, triple RAID, PCI-E 1(x2) & 16, AI overclocking, etc, etc...) and gives me excellent performance. I bought my last computer(the one I'm upgrading) in 2001 and it's still better than most people's machines today. I figure I'll just upgrade the CPU and drop in another GB of RAM in about two years and I'll still be on top. Camping, computing and cycling are my favorite things to do and I'm willing to drop the cash on the best gear available because it makes me HAPPY. So don't weep, my friend, all is right with the world.

PS: You suck AMD fanboi! :P
l33tsysadmin
Mar. 26th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
I agree
AMD is (and has been) the way to go

Plus, there is the whole large electricity usage of the newest P4 processors..
democritus
Mar. 26th, 2005 08:17 am (UTC)
Re: I agree
OHNOES! I hope it doesn't take up as much power as my case lights! :P

Like I posted above: I agree too. AMD is still the better chip to go with(not counting overclocking). I'm just planning for the future.
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