ajrettke said:I would go for a XP1800 DLT3C...there cheaper and when OC'ed they perform the same as OC'ed bartons. Also with the saved cash purchase a better video card and then there will be no doubt in terms of which one will perform better.
For case you can find much better options than that antec. Antecs are nice but way over priced, look at chieftecs instead.
Shade00 said:Guys, do you not realize that S462 and Intel's S478 will be obsolete before socket 754? AMD still has plans for it. And you don't have to have 64-bit Windows to make use of the A64. The chip kicks butt even at low speeds.
Using a 32bit OS and software *will* cut it... why would AMD release 64-bit CPUs if current software couldn't take advantage of them? 64-bit support is just an added bonus.
That A64 setup will kick the crap out of an Athlon XP system.
I chose the Antec case because it comes with a 350w power supply. Antec makes good PSes, and steering him towards a case with a cheap power supply is steering him towards trouble. You get what you pay for.
Also, that monitor is a good monitor, but note that I said he should check locally because you can almost always find a better deal at Office Depot or Best Buy or something.
Remember he said this was strictly for gaming - the A64 will be the best gaming rig you can get for that money.
I just don't think I can justify myself spending that much money on a technology that isn't being fully utilized that's all.
The monitor is a good monitor, but like I said, it has been around for a while now. You can probably find a newer model that is around the same price range and have better specs.
Good point, it's a good idea to buy heavy components locally.
Posted by madcow235:
The A64 system has the most longevity even if the socket does become a budget socket any p4 will be obsoleted when Socket T comes out. There are 4 sockets now and all 4 of them will be gone for us in a year, 478=Dead Socket T will replace, 940=Replaced by 939, Socket A=Being Phased out, A64 socket=Becoming budget. Pick your poison i'd chose the a64 for the pure longevity, 64bit windows will make it faster NOT slower. So IMHO i'd get the A64 not the barton, which is on its last leg of life, or the p4, not as good in games and damn near the same price