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Old 06-30-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default mobo help

I am planning to build a new computer, but I know nothing about motherboards, can anyone direct me to some useful links and good sites.
I also want to know, which is better, AMD or Intel. I aim to use the computer mainly for messing around, homework, internet browsing, but I will do some animation, flash and maya, but little gaming. Which should I choose? And if AMD, someone explain which to choose, their speeds etc. I know nothing about AMD processors. Please give reasoning for your choices. I know it bears relation to the type of mobo you buy. Thanks in advance

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Old 06-30-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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Shoot ou been here awhile, You should role with the Pentium for what you are going to do. let me look for a sweet mobo for yah. Ill post a few.

Here is one. Ill find a Second in another few Min.
ASUS P5WD2 Premium/ WiFi-TV Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131537

ABIT Man this one Rocks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127209
Supports 8gb of DDR2 ram WOW. Smoken.

Asus agian
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131516

Seems for a Pentium system you should roll with either Abit or Asus Mobo's they seem to have the best options of everything. If I was going to pick i would get that ABIT one. You would smoke with 8 gb of ram Its crazy cool too!
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Old 06-30-2005, 06:49 PM   #3
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Those are very expensive mobos. If you want to build a computer for not that much moolah I would suggest AMD. An AMD Athlon 64 3200+ which is a very good proc that supports 64 bit, is only $190. And you can get a good mobo for it for $100.
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True but he never said price just good mobo's Pentiums are made for Multi Tasking he looks to be doing more of that. So why run the AMD? Thats my Question when he will be able to get more from a P4
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:55 AM   #5
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Go with a intel P4.
the MOBO i would get would be this one:
Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 ATX Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...276&CatId=1573

It's a very good transition board. it has plenty of IDE ports and SATA. it supports both DDR and DDR2. it has intergraded audio and 2 LAN ports. it's PCI-e x16 for your graphics. it has PCI-Ex1 ports which will replace PCI ports in the future.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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Why does everyone think that Intel can multitask and AMD cannot? My god.. silicon is silicon. The internal clocks of the Pentium4s are set with higher multipliers because the clock doors can move data faster, AMD processors cease at 4.7-5.6GHz even with liquid nitrogen cooling.

I would go AMD in ANY case. Honestly, an Athlon64 Venice core has the SAME MULTITASKING POWER AS Pentium4s and is faster in single threaded application by a LONG SHOT, and the only multithreaded apps you are going to be using is Maya and Flash, both of which I run and they render and create commands and buttons faster then my Moms 4.5GHz OCed P4 660! My AMD 3500+ Venice was only OCed to 2.65GHz!!! I mean... CMON! AMD is better then Intel in EVERYWAY! Intel is just... sucky... don't even talk to me about them... they are being sued, and now Microsoft is joining the lawsuit, and Intel is DEAD MEAT. They get what they deserve for their overpriced underperforming BULLSHIT processors which are half assed and have more power leaks and waste of clock rates then I have complaints about Intel!!!


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GET THIS!

PROCESSOR: this will rock your world. The equal AMD before this processor is Overclocked is a 3.5GHz-3.8GHz P4 with HT!!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103532

Motherboard: This board is excellent and has interesting extras with it!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127197

Processor Cooler: Get this to Overclock that Venice to 2.8GHz with NPs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118115

TADA. A SUPER FAST PC for gaming, schoolwork, and ANYTHING else you need. Just get some good RAM, a decent graphics card, good powersupply, nice case, and some drives. Total price should not be over 800.
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Chill,lol.

If you think AMD is better for him give him a CPU and MOBO.
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It just steams me up that people think AMD cannot multitask.. Intel sux at everything... The P4s have so many silicon side power leaks from their sloppy wafer design, they are a mess, and they run so ridiculously HOT.
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Chill,lol.

If you think AMD is better for him give him a CPU and MOBO.

Already did above.. And I don't think AMD is better, it is FACT. I can list why in the afternoon for you tomorrow if you wish. It might get a bit nerdy on here though.
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:13 AM   #10
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They can take the heat so it doesn't really matter.
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