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Old 04-01-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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I am going to be saving up this summer to build a computer. Here are the processors i want to build around. Which one of these will provide stability, speed, and ok gaming!

Amd Athlon Xp 3200+-140$


Celeron 2.93ghz -130$ ( by the time i have enough money the 3.06ghz version will be available.

Xeon 2.4ghz -225$
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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Athlon XP will provide the best of everything (including overclockability). Celerons are pieces of crap. They suck and are a waste of money. Xeons are only good for hardcore server duty (although Opterons are better...)
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:30 AM   #3
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Yeah I'd only get a Xeon if you are gonna be running a server which I don't think you are, and celerons are pretty bad, so definitely get the 3200 barton.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:35 AM   #4
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I'd say go for an 64. By the time you build it the Winnies will be much cheaper so you may be able to afford a 3000+. There are hundreds of motherboards to choose from as well.

You don't want the Xeon, that's for servers, a Celeron is a waste of money, and an XP leaves you no upgrade route so if you get enough money to buy a 64 3000+ after you have bought an XP you will have to buy a new motherboard.
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:38 PM   #5
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I kinda have weird problem about that. When i get a processor i like getting the highest speed possible for that chip. The athlon Xp 3200 is the highest speed for that chip and i wouldnt mind ocing it too! The celeron is just a good price. The Xeon is just plain cool but i guess i shouldnt get it.
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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well then get the athlon64 3000+ and o/c to the speed of the highest speed chip (the fx-55) and then you can o/c it even more. ta-da done
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Old 04-03-2005, 08:31 PM   #7
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out of those three the xp is the best. Go with 64 if you want good stuff. Get yourself a Venice when they are out.
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well if you were to take my opinion id have to say XEON sounds coolest so ya know....
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Haha...yeah, Xeon sounds the coolest out of those three.
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yeah but opterons sound really cool too
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