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Old 03-06-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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I need some advice. I am getting a new MB combo and i need to know which is better, P4 or Celeron. I am upgrading form a 800MGHTZ. I plan on spending less than 200 if possible. I am getting a ATX case so Atx form MB would be nice.
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ok all i would suggest is dont get the 478 socket. its older and they are leaving that socket with the fastest cpu as 3.2ghz p4. to answer the celeron/p4 thingy, they are both made from the same company INTEL and intel makes 478 socket p4 as well as 478 socket celerons. this means just get a mobo thats not the 478 socket and then you can either get a celeron or the p4 for it.
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Ok, Pentium 4 is way better than Celeron. Use LGA775 socket because it's high end. This setup is a bit more than what you are asking for, but you can shop around for whatever manufacturer you want. Take a look at the specs on these: (est price around $270)

ASUS "P5GPL" i915PL Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-529&depa=1

Intel LGA 775 Pentium 4 520 2.8 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-185&depa=1

This is by no means, the best setup. But if you are considering Celeron, I will look that up for you and post later.
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Get an AMD as hey are by far more cost effective even if you buy a new board and processor, and I not saying that becuase I prefer AMD it's just they are much better value for money
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Ok, if you want a lower end CPU, here's a Celeron D processor for you. This also brings the overall price down significantly:

Intel Celeron D 325J 2.53 GHz, 533MHz FSB, 256K L2 Cache Processor With Execute Disable Bit
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...112-194&depa=1

Again, it's not the best but will get the job done.
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ok the processor i am looking at is a QDI P2PE/800 Pro Socket 478 DDR MB with Celeron 2.8GHz 400FSB CPU & Fan:
http://www.bzboyz.com/store/product3860.html

Like i was saying im looking for a MB combo less then $200

My friend is telling me to get http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-490&depa=1
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-506&depa=0
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That CPU is not compatible with the Asus board. You'll have to use this type if you want to keep that motherboard:

AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-491&depa=0

If you want to use that Athlon XP processor, you'll need to downgrade your motherboard so it supports the older Athlon's. Why would you want to limit it to under $200? If you want performance, you have to realize you have to spend a little more. Otherwise, go with a cheap motherboard and processor and don't go with that particular Asus board.

Here's another alternative quoted by someone else:

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foxconn motherboard - 44 bucks
celeron d 2.8 plain on over clocking - 90 bucks
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i am limiting myself cause this would be a b-day gift from my dad. i get $ $250 to spend.
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What about this setup? Now you're using socket 754 with an Athlon 64. Still a good setup:

MSI "K8T NEO-FSR" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 754 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-449&depa=1

AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-452&depa=1

It should come out to around $200 with taxes and shipping.
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i found a ECS 755-A2 Socket 754 AthlonTM 64 DDR MB With Athlon64 3000+ CPU & Fan for 179.95
any good?
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Well if its for your dad and he dont play any high end games why not this:


http://shop1.outpost.com/product/418...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG

You get mobo plus P4 3.0 mobo would be a ECS type.
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NO NO NO. It would be a gift for me. Since i know more about computers i am picking it out. Ok now what would be better P4 or Athlon 3000+. I play high end games.
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Well i gues you should go with AMD like evry one else says on this forum. But I,m happy with my P4 3.2 TH w/ MY Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe set it in dual mode.
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I really suggest the setup that TRDCorolla1 gave for you. He told me what to get and how to do a lot when I built my computer, and I've been very happy about it. That setup that he has for you is quite good for that amount of money.

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anyone know the min. power supply needed for a 64 bit 3000+
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Hey MercSniper I have that exact Celeron processor you were talking about earlier, it is shit. I would not get it. Definately go AMD. And if you get a case with like, 450W that would be enough, even if you get a powerful graphics card.
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Well guys thanx for all the help. My dad said i could get the Athlon 64 3000+. I am getting it for 179.95. Now i just need a place for good cheap priced memory.
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