November 5th, 2004, 07:26 PM #1
What is the difference between the regular and extreme versions of the pentium processors?
I'm putting a computer togehter for my girlfriend and she only have 800 bucks to spend, and i'm trying to get her the best performance i can without wasting anything. She really won't be playing any games if that makes a difference.
Pentiums are benchmarking better forapplications if i remember right, which is why i'm going for that, but i just dont want ot pay for the 'extreme' if its only for gaming.
November 5th, 2004, 07:34 PM #2
Extreme doesn't even come close to a good price vs. performance ratio
A high end Socket A athlon or Northwood/Prescott p4 socket 478 will serve be more than enough.
and if its not going to be gaming... don't buy an expensive video card... simple as that basically.
November 5th, 2004, 07:36 PM #3
yeah extrem edition as an extra mb l3 cache which is use only by gamers...and just the cpu would be more than the budget of the whole rigHey who turned sigs on?
November 5th, 2004, 07:42 PM #4
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go with an amd if that's all you have to spend..get a nice amd with a fair amount of memory (atleast 512 imo). A decend mobo and get her a nice 74 gb raptor for real faast seek times lol (then i might be jellous) nah..if u want..i can put one together for u and then send the list to u in an e-mail. on newegg you can e-mail your wishlist..so i'll just send it to u as a wishlist if u really want me to. (if everyone else wants to see it i'll post it up, but i'm lazy and i kinda don't wanna. lolol) just let me kno
edit/ as far as i know..intel only out performs if your doing serious graphics apps. like cad programs or video editing...stuff like that. for basic word processing, internet stuff....when compared by price, amd takes the cake (as far as i know) someone else here will back me up (or shoot me down) lol. Not 100% pos..but i'm pretty sure!!
November 5th, 2004, 07:44 PM #5
i say post it for all of our benefit (and because other people may have some other recomendations)
November 5th, 2004, 07:50 PM #6
the socket T P4s and socket 754 Athlon 64s are very close in price/performance but i would go with a P4 because of its futureproofness, untill the nforce 4 comes out and 939 chip prices drop then i would have to reevaluate it
what all does your $800 budget need to includeHey who turned sigs on?
November 6th, 2004, 11:11 AM #7
What kind of video card do you get for someone who doesnt play games but "may want to in the future"
November 6th, 2004, 11:18 AM #8
also, it does not have to include a monitor, her daddy is buying her one
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