I’m thinking of getting myself an Intel-system for my next computer. (I currently have an AMD Barton 2500 (FSB 333 Mhz) with 1 gig of memory)
I was looking at:
Abit IS7-E Motherboard S478/800mhz I865PE,SATA,ATX,Dual-DDR, LAN
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Boxed PC800 Socket PGA478, 512KB cache
Case: Chieftec Matrix Big Tower Blue w/360W MA-01BL-D P4 / AMD
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 9800 Atlantis PRO 128MB
I’m planning to reuse my memory (2x512 Kingston pc3200), hard drives, cd-burner etc in my new rig.
Now, I found out that my friend wants to sell his Mobo, cpu, and memory (2x512 PC2700).
His Mobo only has 2 memory slots though and has a FSB of 533 Mhz. The processor is 3.06 GHz. So I was thinking maybe I’ll buy his stuff instead. Now, my questions are:
How big a difference will I “see and feel” with a FSB of 533 instead of FSB of 800?
If I get a new mobo with more memory slots, is it ok to mix PC3200 memories with PC2700?
If I get a new mobo, is it hard to remove the hsf and cpu from the old mobo? (that includes cleaning the cpu, removing old thermal compund).
Are the ATI Radeons really that bad for 3d programs as I have read? (I can’t get a clear answer, even if searching here)
It’s hard to be both a gamer and cg-artist.