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Peh
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2004-09-25T16:30:20Z
Somebody please help, which is better, money is not an issue :

Intel P4 3.4 EE L3 2MB c, 925express chipset LGA 775, 1 GB DDR2 533 Mhz RAM, PCIx 16X graphic card

OR

AMD 64 FX-53 L2 1MBc, S939 nFORCE 3 250 ultra chipset, 1 GB DDR 400 Mhz RAM, AGP 8X graphic card ?????
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Jordan
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2004-09-25T16:55:22Z
Better for what?
odizzido
2004-09-25T18:45:50Z
for games, FX-53

for encoding, the p4 is better, but the FX-53 holds its own in a number of tests.
Ramman
2004-09-27T09:40:18Z
LOL, I thought this was going to be another flame war topic .

Basic rule of thumb:

AMD for games and Intel for video encoding. However, neither one is bad at doing both. It breaks down to personal preference or how much money you want to spend. AMD systems tend to be cheaper to build than Intel.
Peh
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2004-09-27T15:42:54Z
That's the hole point, I'm getting it for free, and I don't know what to pick. I'm using computer primary for games, but I also do a little video encoding.
drucifer
2004-09-27T15:48:13Z
id go with the ddr2 and the pci-x build but thats just me
Jordan
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2004-09-27T17:33:21Z
Primarily for games, I'd recommend the FX. It will still pull its weight in video encoding tasks.
Grahf
2004-09-27T22:43:35Z
I'd go with the P4 setup in this case. There is only one reason: you said money is not an issue. I'd then proceed to drop in two SLI GeForce 6800's! If you aren't doing that then the FX rig for sure.
SilentSpectre
2004-09-29T22:54:59Z
I'd go with the FX. You can't drop 2 SLI cards in anyhow in a P4 rig - you need a xeon for that - and the xeon chipset intel has supplied is flawed and causes serious performance/stability issues according to theinquirer.net and a few other trustworthy web sites. Check google for 6800 SLI reviews lol...not a whole lot going on there compared to what one might expect.
Grahf
2004-09-30T13:02:59Z
P4EE, Xeon, same thing, one just costs more 🙂
SilentSpectre
2004-09-30T16:30:27Z
lol and has nice cpu halting bugs in it's x86-64 emulation lol I'm thinking that SLI could be a bust because the two cards need to be close together for the interface to work properly but that means a card will vent onto another card...unless one card was flipped but then it'd s[censored] heat back into the cpu / psu / memory area which is already a hot bed
Grahf
2004-09-30T20:01:30Z
I was thinking about that too. You'd almost NEED to have some side cooling for it. But if you afford all that then you should be able to afford proper cooling I'd think. That is unless you spent the last of your money to get that uber expensive stuff in the first place.

And INQ is about the only website I have seen that has even run a story on the faulty x86-64 in the Xeons. Doesn't get enough press I think.
boa
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2004-10-02T20:54:51Z
just watercool em and don't have to worry bout heat : )
SilentSpectre
2004-10-03T00:59:03Z
lol that's what I was thinking...a pair of BFG waterblock cards...they do what? 475mhz core or so? If I could grab 'em with the UE's 600/1200mhz memory then that sucker ought to fly
Futurist
2004-11-20T01:25:37Z
ITS got a spiecial interface in it that increase its speed over the tumwater by 60 % sounds like its going to burn threw games
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