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sMull
08-24-03, 03:12 PM
A neighboor asked me to get him a new system for about $1000 canadian without monitor/mouse/keyboard. That's what i got so far, the video card is slow since he doesn't play games, ever. Any suggestion are welcome.

Pentium IV-2.4Ghz socket478 800FSB 512K HyperThreading (box)
MS-6728 NEO2-S i865PE Dual DDR400@800fsb SATA !!!New!!!
512MB PC-400 PC3200 DDR
DiamondMax Plus 8 40G (UATA133, 7200rpm)
GF FX5200 TD128 128M DDR (box)
52x24x52 IDE CDRW w/Software Oem
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (box)
= `$1000

Also, is there any real difference between a cpu with or without
Hyper Threading?

LiquidX
08-24-03, 04:40 PM
Sounds good but I would get better CPU and the HD is going to fill up fast. You could save a little by going with PC2700 because most MOBO's only run that dual DDR with 800 FSB CPU anyway. Overall seems decent.:)

Malfunction
08-24-03, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by sMull

Also, is there any real difference between a cpu with or without
Hyper Threading?

Yes, there is. Just Google search Hyper Threading and you should come up with a fair amount of info on how much of a difference.

Peace,

:)

sMull
08-25-03, 10:50 AM
That's great thanks. The price difference between the 400 and the 333 DDR ram is only $4 so why not get the faster. I could get a 2.6GHz PentiumIV for a little bit more i guess, depends if he wants it.

Dazz
08-25-03, 04:55 PM
2.4GHz seems good enough if he doesn't play games.