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    got $200 to buy a processor....?

    This computer will be used for gaming only, so what should I get? P4? T-Bird?


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    Well, what kind of motherboard do you have?

    And I wouldnt suggest getting a p4.

    [This message has been edited by Tomschaft (edited 05-30-2001).]

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    I will be buying a new motherboard along with the processor. I also have a GeForce 2 MX, which will soon be replaced since all my games are freezing.

    It seems people never have anything bad to say about AMD and nothing good to say about Intel......

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    Western Digital 30 GB
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    RADEON AIW 7500
    WinXP Pro

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    Well, I'm sure you've heard the good, the bad, and the ugly about both processors. Bottom line is, with $200, you'll get the best bang BY FAR by choosing AMD. Your MX should work with the new mobo/cpu combo I would assume.

    Another factor is getting a decent motherboard, such as the Asus K7M-133 or Abit KT7(Raid). Sure, they'll cost more, but the performance you'll get will be worth the extra bucks.

    Hope this helps

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    additionally i have pc-100 dimm so i would have to get a cpu and motherboard that are compatible with that. does that exclude p4?

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    PII 450 MHz 128MB RAM
    19" Flat PF790
    Annihilator GeForce 2 MX 32MB
    Western Digital 30 GB
    AMD 1800+ 1.53GHz
    SOYO KT7VA-Pro
    384MB SDRAM
    RADEON AIW 7500
    WinXP Pro

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