Originally posted by: nagaty_h
the sempron s939 on ebay is sold with average of $100..
on newegg the a64 3000+ is $113..
Yes...but there are also semprons on newegg for $130!! however some a64
are much more expensive, there is a a64 3200+ for $157.
According to the rating it is 6.7% faster yet costs 38% more!! Hardly
value for money!
One 33% faster costs 300% more!! And you would not notice a 33% increase
in speed in reallity it's a kind of vanity thing I think.
The main reason want one is because the systems available to me to buy
are much cheaper with semperons in.
This is the system I am getting for £279http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/567_312010.html
For £429 an extra £150 I can get this:-http://www.currys.co.uk/martpr...cur_...gory_oid=-20730
However I don't think its good value, yes it has more memory and hard drive
but thats worth just an extra £32 which leaves £118 for the better procesor
and (slightly) better graphics. So given I could sell the processor for the price
of an a64 (as you pointed out!!
I am paying £118 for slightly better graphics!!
Thats almost 50% more than the cost of the entire system!
So thats why I am getting it, I think it's a good deal, and anyway the more
expensive system is sold out and has been for ages!!
I almost bought it today but I wanted the shop to prove to me it was
a 939 motherboard (I didn't believe it could be at the price!!
but they couldn't.
Anyway the guy in the shop opened it up and I took down the motherboard number,
MS-7184 which I just checked out is a socket 939 board.
Incidently it's the same mobo as the more expensive system.
Here is the proof from the manufacturers sites:-http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr...eric...R1002_UKEN#N255http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr...umen...cname=c00587147
Incidently I notice they have the same chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200
which means my comments about the more expensive system having
better graphics is wrong? Making it even more of a bargain.
I am going to buy it tomorrow so if anyone wishes to advise me otherwise
I think it's a super deal and it will be like lightening compares to my current
Cryix MII 300 system!! (A dinosaur).