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Not about Graka but about CPUs!

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Hi,

I want to buy a new CPU and I don't know which one.

The P4 is much too expensive so I will stick to AMD.

But which AMD should I buy.

The 2400+, 2500+ or the 2600+?

What about the Barton core. Does it give a little extra performance? What about the bigger 2nd level cache?

Hope some one could help me.

Thanks

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Well, it depends on what you've to do. If you do 3d just in the free time (hobby ) Celeron or Duron (900Mhz or 1 Ghz) is really enough ,but you need one good card like geforce 3-4 --DON'T BUY QUADRO OR FIRE GL (see the previous thread)--. If you do broadcast quality animation or compositing I think you need to make one cpu-farm. :)

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At the moment I am just doing 3D in free time.

I got a 1700+ but in the near future I want to upgrade so the only qustion is which of the three cpus ist the best in performence/price.

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get the best one you can afford! in my opinion i would wait two to three months and get a 3000xp when they get cheap other wise you will be disapointed with the up grade!

or if you are really after power i've just updated to a dual athlon 2200mp. it really kicks arse :P

bren

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HI,

maybe I will wait some weeks. But some MPs are to expensive for me, but if you want to support me, I can give you my bank account ;)

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you would be suprised about the price of MP's. if you look on dabs.com which i would recommend for pc parts they are only 100 pounds for a 2000MP which isn't that bad.

bren

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That is not bad, but the mobo is expensive and I am just a little student with not much money. Therefor I will get a nice 2500 XP or something like that, I think it will rock ass for me ;)

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I've got myself a very cheap Intel Pentium IV 2530MHz, 512MB DDR, nVIDIA GeForce4 GO (32MB) powered laptop. It works great with Houdini!

Brain, you've asked me earler (in AIM) if there are any good stores over here in the Netherlands? Well, maybe they sell this same brand laptop I got also over in Germany. The brand is Jewel, model Opal and I bought it at Informatique in Rotterdam. (You can postorder.)

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Thanks for the link.

I don't like notebooks for this kind of work. And most keyboards are real bad. The only keyboard I like is on IBM notebooks.

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come on brain i'm a student as well you, you should be out there making web sites part time B) , because people are stupid and don't know how easy they are to make but will pay good money to people like use to buy new toys ;) .

bren

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cs00bren, please don't make things sound easier than they are...

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I am trying to get a job, but it is hard at the moment. Hopefully I will get something to do in the next weeks, because I really need the money :(

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