Notices

Overclockers Forums > Hardware > CPUs > General CPU Discussion
General CPU Discussion
Forum Jump

What processor should I use for my new system?

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe Search this Thread
 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-02-04, 01:37 PM Thread Starter   #1
Clean_Baldy
Member

 
Clean_Baldy's Avatar 

Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Buffalo, NY

 
Question What processor should I use for my new system?


I'm building a budget system (~$1,000)

I use adobe photoshop, AutoCAD 2005, and some other graphic intense applications. I mostly do solid modelling with my computer.

I plan on using 1GB of Corsair XMS PC-3200 memory (2X512) in dual channel.
I'll have a S-ATA hard drive.
and probably an ATI 9600 XT video card.


I've been doing so much reading on processors and the best choice for the cheapest cost, and my brain hurts.

I could go with an Athlon XP-mobile 2400+ and overclock it cheap, and get 2.2 GHz, I know that much.

As for the other processors, like Athlon64, and most of Intel, I'm lost.

Can you guys give me some good insight as to what my options may be? Help me choose!

__________________
"If the mouse is frozen on the screen, does that mean my computer is stable? It's not moving, and can't... so, I think that's what they mean by stable."
Clean_Baldy is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-02-04, 02:30 PM   #2
Imperial
Disabled

 
Imperial's Avatar 

Join Date: Jul 2004

 
I'd go with a Athlon 64 3000 or 3200 & a Gig of RAM defintely. The rest is up to you.
Imperial is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-02-04, 02:48 PM   #3
Captain Newbie
Senior Django-loving Member

 
Captain Newbie's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Right seat with a bored "don't kill me" expression

 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Imperial
I'd go with a Athlon 64 3000 or 3200 & a Gig of RAM defintely. The rest is up to you.
Words cannot express my agreement.

__________________
B.S. Computer Science, B.A. Political Science | Commercial Pilot Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument Airplane
"And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

Strong * Focused * Safe
Apple Mac Pro 4,1, Two Nehalem Xeons 2.26GHzx4 (Hyperthreaded), 12 GB DDR3 FBDRAM | MacBook Pro 15" (2009)
Captain Newbie is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-02-04, 05:00 PM   #4
MiNdWaRp
Member

 
MiNdWaRp's Avatar 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Montana

 
I'm looking into the viability of making a similar purchase, I'm just wondering what version of the 3200+ is recommended?

Looking at Newegg, I see Clawhammer vs. Newcastle, OEM vs. Retail, Mobile vs. Desktop.

Clawhammer > Newcastle
OEM > Retail
mobile?

they have no new OEM Clawhammers in stock save the mobile or refurbished models

Is a refurb too risky, should I just buy a Newcastle? I doubt they will have the desktop clawhammers back in stock, AMD stopped making them, right...?

*head spins*

__________________
Processor - AMD 64 3700+ San Diego
Memory - OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB)
Video Card - EVGA 7800GT PCIe.
Motherboard - DFI LanParty nF4 Ultra
MiNdWaRp is offline   QUOTE Thanks
Old 08-02-04, 05:58 PM   #5
Captain Newbie
Senior Django-loving Member

 
Captain Newbie's Avatar 

Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Right seat with a bored "don't kill me" expression

 
Here is an article contrasting NewCastle and Clawhammer.

__________________
B.S. Computer Science, B.A. Political Science | Commercial Pilot Airplane Single and Multiengine Land, Instrument Airplane
"And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

Strong * Focused * Safe
Apple Mac Pro 4,1, Two Nehalem Xeons 2.26GHzx4 (Hyperthreaded), 12 GB DDR3 FBDRAM | MacBook Pro 15" (2009)
Captain Newbie is offline   QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


Overclockers Forums > Hardware > CPUs > General CPU Discussion
General CPU Discussion
Forum Jump

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Mobile Skin
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
You can add these icons by updating your profile information to include your Heatware ID, Benching Profile ID or your Folding/SETI profile ID. Edit your profile!
X

Welcome to Overclockers.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this the best community on the Internet since 1998!


(4 digit year)

Why Join Us?

  • Share experience
  • Max out your hardware
  • Best forum members anywhere
  • Customized forum experience

Already a member?