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saiko
02-25-2005, 04:35 PM
My brother is buying a new computer, he is going to use it for heavy 3d-graphics based applications, the 2 options he has are

1.P4 3.0 HT with intel 915 motherboard, OR
2.AMD 64bit, 2800+ with Asus K8S motherboard.

(with 512 mb DDR 400 and 120gb HDD.)
the AMD solution is about $160 cheaper than the Intel one incuding motherboaed.

he wanted me to help me to select one of the above....but i hav no experience about any of those.....:sad:.
could anyone please tell which is better among the above?

thank u.

azloha
02-25-2005, 05:09 PM
the pentium is better.

Vertizor
02-25-2005, 05:11 PM
I think he'll be happier with the AMD option, take that $160 and put it towards another stick of 512 MB of RAM. People can argue about Intel vs. AMD endlessly but no one will say "don't buy more RAM." :)

saiko
02-25-2005, 05:46 PM
thank u for the reply.

the pentium is better.
could u please a bit more details?

but i found in the net, that that P4 3.0 has some heating issues. is that true?...in the intel site it says that it has "64bit extended support" ...does that mean it will support upcoming 64bit OSs and applications?

uncon
02-25-2005, 06:08 PM
I have the P4 3.0 HT and with a plain-o heatsink and fan, but my case has an extra fan on the side near the cjip and one on the top. I have had no problems with heat but I also don't overclock my machine at all.

Goon
02-25-2005, 06:08 PM
I have the 3.0ghz with 915 chipset, and am very pleased with it. There is a minor niggle tho, which I'm not entirely sure if its the chipset, but the system will lock up temporarily for a couple different tasks, like when reading a cd, everything just stops, and then resumes once its done.
Otherwise it works great.
I did have to replace the stock intel fan though, because it was far too hot for heavy duty long term stuff like rendering.

Personally I would go with the amd. and either save the money, or use it for more ram and a faster cpu.

azloha
02-25-2005, 07:20 PM
listen up........

generally the amd 64 bit is better. but there are two kind of 64 bit, socket 939 and 754. the 939 is better, but worth a little more money. and remember, the 754 has coming to its end, there will be only 939 in the future. ur 2800 option has limited upgrade.

but ur case, the intel 3.0G really outperform the 2800, quite a distance. is ur pentium 4 socket 478?

u got a options of 939 3000+, using dual channel of the ram?

got other options? and wht graphics does it use?

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2275&p=6

azloha
02-26-2005, 03:41 PM
u got any friends know computer? got them help u....

u actually want to keep ur old machine?

anyway, my preferences:
939 3000+
gigabyte 939 motherboard, a cheap one would also be ok
patroit ram cl2, with red heatsink, 256*2, is it selling US$75? my place sells it at $75~!?
350w up power supply
120G harddisk, SATA or IDE, if u want to keep ur old machine, have a IDE
case? hm, whtever u like
display card, gigabyte 6600, must be PCIX

this is the perfect budget option.

anandkanatt
02-26-2005, 04:21 PM
My brother is buying a new computer, he is going to use it for heavy 3d-graphics based applications, the 2 options he has are

1.P4 3.0 HT with intel 915 motherboard, OR
2.AMD 64bit, 2800+ with Asus K8S motherboard.

(with 512 mb DDR 400 and 120gb HDD.)
the AMD solution is about $160 cheaper than the Intel one incuding motherboaed.

he wanted me to help me to select one of the above....but i hav no experience about any of those.....:sad:.
could anyone please tell which is better among the above?

thank u.


Hey my personnal preferense would be for AMD 64bit bec when it comes to Longterm Heavyduty graphics work i prefer an AMD, and cost is the icing on the cake. and dont feel AMD is gonna burn ur sys bec even P4 does when it comes to Greaphics rendering and all. I would like to add few more i.e. go for 1GB ram atleast bec for MAYA6.0 min req is 512MB Ram and dont just go for size of HDD take its data transfer rates into deep consederation because once you start doing big progects file sizes will go very high and if drive is the plain old 5400 rpm drive its gonna take ages to get loaded into your app. so keep these points in mind when u r buying the system... bye

MadMax
02-26-2005, 11:03 PM
If he is serious about graphics, my first suggestion would be to dump the bargain bin motherboards.

nForce4 is what he really wants. Of course you are looking at 110.00 - 150.00 for a board instead of 70.00

Get an A64 3200+ if you want to maintain a small pricetag. 180.00

Kingston value ram. it's cheap and works fine. If you aren't overclocking, you don't really need to worry about getting the most expensive stuff around.. 1gb is like 150.00

jcbray
02-27-2005, 03:15 AM
display card, gigabyte 6600, must be PCIX

this is the perfect budget option.

I asume you're talkinf about pci-express? pci-x is different. Pci-e is the way to say pci-express. Anyways, although pci-e is the new and great thing, it's not absolutly necessary, although in terms of upgradability (as limited as that is) it is a better optoion to go for.

Vertizor
02-28-2005, 01:13 PM
I just bought a geforce 6600 in a AGP 8x flavor. Don't let PCIe be a limiting factor, it's a little over hyped IMO.

lots
02-28-2005, 01:29 PM
PCIe does not bring much speed differences to the table currently. However, most of the new hardware out there is coming out for PCIe. And later down the road you may not be able to buy high end graphics cards for your AGP slot. ANd if you can, they're going to be more expencive due to "bridge chips."

Just look at the price difference between the AGP 6600GT and the PCIe 6600GT ;)

MadMax
02-28-2005, 04:13 PM
I just bought a geforce 6600 in a AGP 8x flavor. Don't let PCIe be a limiting factor, it's a little over hyped IMO.


The one problem with this bit of advice is that it sounds like "skip PCI-E for now", which woule be eliminating what is probably the BEST motherboard chipset on the market from consideration, nvidia's nForce4.

I think the better advice here is to not let an aging AGP card be the limiting factor.

lots
02-28-2005, 08:11 PM
It would seem right now that getting PCIe if you are getting a new system is the way to go. Most video hardware seems to be headed down the PCIe road, and the AGP parts are becoming out dated. With no real revisions in chipsets on the AGP bus later down the road, PCIe, just for the sake of upgradability, would be the right choice..

Digitalink
03-01-2005, 05:45 PM
This is what I got just a week ago

MSI k8n Neo4 Platinum SLI
AMD 64 3000+ Socket 939
2 Seagate 80gb for Raid
1 WD raptor 36
Geforce 6600 PCX
Antec SOHO case
and
2 gb ram Rosewill cas 3 but actually is 2.5

All for only 1156.14 incukding shipping :)

Nice smooth system can be overclocked to 2.4ghz and I'm very happy with it all

SePu
03-01-2005, 11:15 PM
hey dude ... I will buy a new computer pretty soon and im also deciding which cpu should i get but i think i will go for the AMD like the other says i guess works better with maya and composite appplications .... suchs as Photoshop. After effects, premier, etc
where did you buy all your stuff's ? $1.156 its a pretty good deal ...
thx in advance

DevilHacker
03-01-2005, 11:18 PM
where did you buy all your stuff's?

My guess would be from Newegg...
[www.newegg.com]

Digitalink
03-02-2005, 05:05 AM
You guess right :)

great prices, speedy delivery

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