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Old November 9th, 2003, 05:10 PM   #1
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Intel Pentium 4 Extreme 3.2GHz and...

Intel Pentium 4 Extreme 3.2GHz and ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT 256MB 8x AGP w/DVI & S-Video, anyone know where I can find them? I checked at Pricewatch.com and Newegg.com and didn't see them.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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In my PC...

Seriously, I don't think the 3.2Ghz P4 EE is in stores yet.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 05:48 PM   #4
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Alright, thanks. I'm getting a new computer Well, it's sorta an early Christmas .


EDIT: Gonna wait for that processor to come out before I get something lol.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 06:57 PM   #5
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If you got the money, try to get the ASUS 9800XT. It's expensive but it has a lot of good features.
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I'm gonna put the stuff up that I found later tonight and hopefully someone can tell me if they are good/compatible with the other items I chose. Only thing I gotta wait for right now is that processor.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 07:47 PM   #7
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I thought I asked this in another thread before, but can't find it, anyways... What's really needed to build a PC?

Case
Processor
Motherboard
Memory (ram)
Videocard
Soundcard
Harddrive
Network card (I have cable)
OS
Monitor/LCD
Speakers
Mouse
Keyboard


Did I miss anything?

Also, is there any accessories that should be bought?

On alienware site they have:

Video cooling
Benchmark
Performance Optimizer
Power Protection


I'm sure they can, but is there another name for Video cooling and performance optimizer so I can look for them on pricewatch.com or newegg.com?
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Old November 9th, 2003, 07:52 PM   #8
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What's going to power that whole jumble? You're in short supply. You also won't need a network card if it's built into the motherboard.
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Here's what I get at Alienware.com when I build one, but so damn expensive man.

3-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
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Yea, I want to overclock it, but I might need some help with that, lol....
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Start with not getting PC3200 RAM or that shitty motherboard listed in that Alienware list.

Is money is not an issue or what is your total budget?
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I got 3 grand to spend. I thought that RAM they have was pretty crappy also. I went to Ibuypower.com, but the stuff there looks like it's either the same, or worse.
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Smashed, do you have money or something?

You seem to buy a new PC every few months and always get the best shit.
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LoL... actually, I havent gotten a new computer yet . I just upgraded this one some instead and when I did have the money, other stuff came up . A relative is gonna get me it, surprised me also lol. I really don't know what is good or not, so I'm gonna post it here with the stuff I come up with now.
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When picking a power supply, does it matter what brand or anything? I'm looking at this site and some of them are cheap, while others are expensive. Which kind should I look for? Is something like this good, or is that too much to pay for one?
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whats wrong with pc3200 ram?
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I'm starting to think that getting a P4 3.2EE is a bad idea. It's pretty high priced :-\ and I'm reading good stuff about 2.4, 2.6, and 3.0ghz processors that are OC.
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I'm starting to think that getting a P4 3.2EE is a bad idea. It's pretty high priced :-\ and I'm reading good stuffa but 2.4, 2.6, and 3.0ghz processors that are OC.
Not a bad idea, per se. Just an unnecessary one.
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Nothing really but it's only guaranteed to run at 200Mhz, the same speed as a stock P4C.

The problem is when you go to overclock, you're either limited to what the RAM gives you (RAM usually goes slightly higher than the rated speed) or you have to use a lower CPU/Memory ratio (which is a bottleneck as you want the two to be in sync).
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I'm starting to think that getting a P4 3.2EE is a bad idea. It's pretty high priced :-\ and I'm reading good stuff about 2.4, 2.6, and 3.0ghz processors that are OC.
A P4C 2.4 will overclock rather easily to 3Ghz and beyond, but you have to get PC4000 RAM (which you should probably get anyway).

PC4000 is almost $400 in 512MB pairs (1GB total) for the good shit.

I got my 3.2Ghz all the way up to 3.8Ghz watercooled. It's your call.
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Brand matters!

Don't skimp on your power supply and don't go based on the power rating. Compare it a car engine's rated HP, one can be 300 @ 2000 RPM, the other could be 300 @ 6000 RPM. I'm not a car expert but I'm pretty sure you can guess (I hope) that there is a big difference between the two.

The rating is the maximum rating, two 500watt PSU aren't always the same.

I would get an Antec but there are a few other major brands, just can't think of them right now.
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I got 3 grand to spend. I thought that RAM they have was pretty crappy also. I went to Ibuypower.com, but the stuff there looks like it's either the same, or worse.
This is what I'd get (or is basically what I have)...
  • 3.2Ghz P4c $400
  • ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe $190
  • 1GB Corsair PC4000 TWINX (2x 512MB) $360
  • 9800XT (brand really doesn't matter) $500
  • 100GB HDD $100
  • Sony DRU-510A DVD+/-RW drive $250
  • Antec TrueBlue 480watt PSU
  • Sweet ass case to put it all in $100 - $200 (I got a $200 Thermaltake Xaser III, pretty damn nice)
  • Heatsink for the CPU (the stock fan is crap) $30
Am I missing anything? Do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. I assume you already have those.

I just guessed the prices, they might be lower.

Save $100 if you can live with a 9800PRO 128MB.

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Originally posted by lmhstalker
This is what I'd get (or is basically what I have)...
  • 3.2Ghz P4c
  • ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe $190
  • 1GB Corsair PC4000 TWINX (2x 512MB) $360
  • 9800XT (brand really doesn't matter) $500
  • 100GB HDD $100
  • Sony DRU-510A DVD+/-RW drive $250
  • Sweet ass case to put it all in $100 - $200 (I got a $200 Thermaltake Xaser III, pretty damn nice)
  • Heatsink for the CPU (the stock fan is crap) $30
Am I missing anything? Do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. I assume you already have those.

$100 if you can live with a 9800PRO 128MB.
I'm going to need another monitor, mouse, and keyboard because I'm gonna give this one to my brother. Mouse and keyboard won't be a problem (since you can't OC them ), but a monitor will be a problem because I don't know what kind to get. I sorta want an LCD, but isn't the regular kind of monitors better than them for gaming (what computer will be used for mainly)?
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