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hey

i was just pricing out mobos and cpu's for my new build and i wanted you opinions on what to chose

 

p4 3.0e HT with an asus i865g p4p800 mobo

 

or

 

amd 64 3000+ 939 with a msi k8n neo2 plat nforce 3 mobo

 

whitch one would be better for gaming, video, music editing i was thinking the p4 because it has ht so it would multi-task better and there both roughly the same price theres a 3 dollar difference

 

thx in advance for your opinions

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AMD64 3000+ 939, if you don't want a lot of noise and headaches.

 

The P4 chip you're looking at is a presscott, so it's bound to be hotter than the AMD64, which means you would need a louder fan to cool it down. Presscott's are notoriously hot chips. AMD64's are better for gaming too, they're a higher-performance chip overall.

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Whatever you do, avoid onboard video chipsets.

 

The 865PE in the P4P800SE is what my GF is using, and it is great.

 

For multitasking, the P4 is better; for gaming, the Athlon is better.

 

There really isn't that much difference between those two CPU's you mentioned...except for the fact that ONE of them can run 64-bit code!

 

BTW, my 2.8E @ 3GHz is running cooler at all loads under its 120mm totally-silent Zalman cooler than my GF's 2.4C rig - and she's using my old Scotty cooler! So don't let people worry you about those "Super-Hot" Prescott myths...

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When I got my AMD athlon 64 3200+ I read that it had HT, hyperthreading, if thats true then, since you like gaming I would go AMD, usally cheaper and like everyone said better for gamming.

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When I got my AMD athlon 64 3200+ I read that it had HT, hyperthreading, if thats true then, since you like gaming I would go AMD, usally cheaper and like everyone said better for gamming.

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AMD has HT but it is known as hypertransport and it is not the same thing as hyperthreading. to read more about hypertransport click here.

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BTW, my 2.8E @ 3GHz is running cooler at all loads under its 120mm totally-silent Zalman cooler than my GF's 2.4C rig - and she's using my old Scotty cooler! So don't let people worry you about those "Super-Hot" Prescott myths...

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If your doing alot of gaming go amd, if more video and music editing go intel, your choice here.

 

And I fully agree with you fastvfr, The pressie myths are way to exagerated, they may be hot, but its not like these things boil compared to an equal amd chip.

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