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 05/11/2005 02:50 PM
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khamm114
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I just ordered some parts to build my mom a new computer, and i am selling her my current mobo and cpu and i am buying new stuff. I have narrowed the cpu down to the 4000+, and the mobo is between the msi neo2 platinum and the asus a8v deluxe. I am leaning towards the asus, because i have 2 80gb hdds in raid, and a 120 for storage...and they are all ide and the asus has the same setup as far as the hdds go that my mobo right now has (the one in the sig). Really, my main question is this:

Should i wait for the retail version of the 4000+ san diego, or get the oem, or get the clawhammer?

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 05/11/2005 03:14 PM
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holly crap! a 4000+ for your mom?? she has to be a cool gamer mom!
anyway, i've always had tendencies to nforce mobos, so i still think you should get that MSI nforce3 mobo. the neo2 plat. is simply great.
the differences between the current 4000+ and the san diego one is actually just the SSE3 support from the san diego. performance differences are minimal, if at all. i'd get the current one, but i'm not very pacient these days
happy mother's day khamm's mom!!

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 05/11/2005 03:18 PM
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Maybe i should try to be a little more clear...My mom is getting my current cpu and mobo (the one in my sig) and i am getting the 4000. My mom didnt want to spend that much on her computer, but if she did then she would be quite possibly the coolest mom

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well, he's the one getting the new cpu...mom is getting the old stuff...

anyhow, if you lock yourself into a cycle of waiting for the newer better faster thing that's coming around the corner...you're never going to be satisfied with the system you have at hand...

it might be worth the wait to some people, but is SSE3 really all that important? ask yourself if you can be happy with a Winchester or a Venice core if it means saving a good chunk of change....

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 05/11/2005 03:21 PM
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I am looking at it this way, I have enough to get the 4000. I would really like to upgrade to pcie, but if I did that then i would want to go sli and i dont have enough for that, and more than likely wont for quite a while. So, I could get the 4000 now, and then in the next year or two go for the sli once its been out longer and the prices have dropped a little bit, if they even do drop any.

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 05/11/2005 11:10 PM
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if you can afford a 4000 clawhammer... then you can also afford either a 3700 san diego or 3800 venice... the pros will outweigh the cons.

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