View Full Version : New system, which Intel chip/MOBO?

10-28-2004, 08:27 PM
I am getting a new system and I was originally going to get an AMD 64 with PCIE, but they aren't availabe yet (not sure when or how long) and my new copy of PF runs like a dog. So 2 questions:

1) For the future, what would be more important with buying a new system, having PCIE capabilities (getting an Intel PCIE) or a 64 bit chip (getting an AMD 64 AGP)?

2) If the answer is PCIE, which is would I'm guessing, which intel proc/MOBO is best for PF and not outrageous price wise? I have no idea what the P4 EEEs' or DDD's mean (other than cup size) so I'm not sure which way to go?

Also, anyone have an idea how upgradable a P4 would be for future speeds. One thing that would be nice about AMD is I get the feeling socket 939 will be around for a while, so upgrading to a 4500+ or more some day doesn't seem unreasonable. How does Intel stand on this? Are they discontinuing any socket stuff? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Any help greatly appreciated.

10-28-2004, 09:51 PM
Here's my view
Intel will not reach 4000 at years start. There putting money into Hyperthreading

Water cool both

I would lean on the PCIE if money allowed a top of the line ATI card to match.

AMD might be a better deal money wise.

It is a toss up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

10-29-2004, 08:44 PM
Yeah, tough call. Everyone I've talked to pretty much recommends the AMD, even with AGP. But I just can't help but think not having PCIE will hurt 2 years from now.

Thanks for the advice.

10-29-2004, 11:27 PM
Be careful about getting a high-clocked Prescott. They run notoriously hot. That is, unless you're going to get a watercooling setup, in which case they're even better because that thing will scream when properly cooled.

10-30-2004, 01:16 PM
Which intel MOBO would be best?