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    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ BOX+Asus A7V8X-X+512MB

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3417327537

    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ BOX+Asus A7V8X-X+512MB

    $238, is that a good deal for what you are getting?

    Just wondering what you all think. It is the barton core chip as well, can be overclocked if so desired.

    Considering it as an upgrade to my PIV 1.6 768MB Ram, Intel MOBO.

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    While that is cheap, I personally would go with a P4 2.4 or 2.6 (800MHz FSB with Hyper-threading) and go for an Asus P4P800 (Intel 865 chipset) motherboard. This combination is proving to be a handful for AMD to keep up with.

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    Sounds like solid advice, but that combination will cost me a new pair of testicles

    So I found a machine:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=14293

    Complete with case, ram, Mobo, PS, etc...

    double the price though.. Remember my wife is stingy, so even though we got loot, I have to run it by her first Unless I get wild and just start purchasing
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    Originally posted by Big Booger
    Sounds like solid advice, but that combination will cost me a new pair of testicles
    Ha-ha! The motherboard is around $ 145 and the processor will cost around $ 200. Don't get a whole new system, just the processor, mobo and ram.

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    Use your negotiating skills to get the cost down to a single testicle and go for the P4.

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    BB - Your link was busted to Ebay. I don't know whether that purchase comes with a reliable warranty.

    If you are willing to purchase memory separately, you can get that price at several companies using price watch.

    Price Watch

    I always check resellerratings.com to guard against dealing with a crook. Do that here.

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    With ebay, I usually use the manufacturers warranty if a problem should arise. Most are good about that sort of thing. And many of the sellers are reputable.. but some are downright crooked.. unfortunately :P

    As for the memory, pricewatch is great, if you live in the states. But it is a headache for international shipping

    I actually purchased some ram for my mom's PC from pricewatch the last time I was in the US.

    I am looking at upgrading sometime in the coming few months, so I will just keep shopping and when a deal slaps me in the bum, I'll take it.

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    If you want the absolute fastest there is then get what Conan suggest & OC it to 3.06g...if your going to run the P$$..hehe @ stock then forget it and get the AMD.

    Best deal=
    $42 AMD XP 1700 OC @2300mhz/200+fsb
    $94 EPoX EP-8RDA+ nForce2 Mainboard (zErO's board) or..
    $91 ABIT KD7-S KT400 SKT A Serial ATA (Rev's board)
    $102 Corsair CMX512-3200C2 512MB DDR @200+fsb
    Total= $238/235, throw in $54 more for barton XP 2500 if you like. This system will hang with a sub 3gig P4

    Intell P4 2.6c= $215 and you still need MB & ram

    The system you ask about is a good system, it's too much $$$ for that MB & ram IMO

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    Boogs,why not go for an XP2600 or 2700 with 333fsb.Don't know how much they cost over there,but over here they are dirt cheap.Bartons are OK if you want more L2 cache,but their core speed is 10-15% slower.

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    Japan International shipping via USPS Global Express mail (5-7 days)
    with tracking number is $40 Shipping/Handling ($100 insurance is included)


    That would be the shipping for this machine. I could always overclock the chip to the 2600 or 2700 speeds. And it is 333mhz fsb

    Debating it. it would be 278 with shipping which is not that much considering I get a case, chip, motherboard and ram.

    What you have failed to add in the equation FG would be shipping to Japan :P for each component separately purchased.

    The question is would I notice a speed improvement over my current setup?


    Any advice is appreciated.

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    Originally posted by Big Booger
    Japan International shipping via USPS Global Express mail (5-7 days)
    What you have failed to add in the equation FG would be shipping to Japan :P for each component separately purchased.

    The question is would I notice a speed improvement over my current setup?


    Any advice is appreciated.
    You can't buy that stuff in Japan ? or all parts at one place that ships to Japan ? Cmon your the BB that can find anything

    Ok guess your original parts are fine, yes it will be faster in gaming & encoding and benchmarks but in general computing you won't notice much over what you have. Yes you can OC the barton to 2600/2700 levels but it runs hotter than the XP T-Bred B's plus the XP 2600/2700 seem to OC higher on air than the barton.

    BTW my equation was more of an Intel vs AMD type of thing

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    FG,, I don't know where BB is, but where I was in Japan I remember that I could actually get the CPUs, and Mobo there before than here. They are just so darn expensive, since the price is translated to the value of dollars, and then you have to add some earnings for the reseller. Osaka is the 3th most expensive city in the world after all. That is why BB feel rich everywhere else
    IMHO I have a XP1800+, 1024 MB RAM PC2100, PC Chips mobo 830 MLR (Just basic, no OC capabilities), and thought I could upgrade, I don't think it is worth $238 to upgrade for me. This is my opinion. MY PC does everything that I ask it for, and a couple of things that I don't
    If I upgraded I would go to a double system, so I would go to 3 Ghz HT or 64 bits, 333Mhz RAM and SATA, but I wouldn't spend more than 350 on all of that. Yeahh, it is impossible now, that is why I don't upgrade

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    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ BOX
    AthlonXP2500+(1.833GHz)/CPUファン付属/リテール品/FSB 333MHz

    \11,780 (税別)
    118 pt
    1-2週間前後
    [001041890]
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    SocketA/FSB333MHz/1次キャッシュ128KB、2次キャッシュ512KB/3DNow! Professional搭載/Bartonコア

    A7V8X-X/WA/LAN RTL
    SocketA/VIA KT400/ATX/3xDDR

    \9,280 (税別)
    93 pt
    1週間
    [001085164]


    サウンド/LAN/USB2.0

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDR 512MB PC2700 CL2.5
    PC2700 CL2.5 DDR-SDRAM 512MB

    \6,780 (税別)
    68 pt
    △30-50
    [001026159]

    ----------------------------------------------------


    Ok so I decided to price the parts individually:

    27840YEN without shipping

    I did the currency conversion, for $278 @ 123 yen = 34194 YEN...

    I think I'll order them from my local parts dealer if I decide to upgrade. Thanks for the suggestions.

    In fact I found that the 2600 chip is cheaper than the 2500:

    AMD Athlon XP 2600+ BLK/333
    AthlonXP2600+(2.13GHz)/CPUファンなし/バルク品/FSB 333MHz

    \11,680 (税別)
    117 pt
    ◎10未満
    [001036174]


    SocketA/FSB333MHz/1次キャッシュ128KB、2次キャッシュ256KB/3DNow! Professional搭載/Thoroughbredコア※ご使用には対応マザーボードが必要です


    that is a bulk item, which IMHO doesn't mean a rats ass about the quality.

    :P

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    Not a bad price to start out with, just be careful of waranty from Crooks!

    Well looks like you decided to sit on it for awhile... good choice...

    in Q3/4 AMD are supposed to come out with something newer than Barton new Chipsets are due, and SATA is supposedly going through the roof.

    I still have Duron 800, just enough for everyday duties, and odd game of MOHAA, BF1942, but waiting for something big.

    If I had the chance though, I would get what Conan suggested - they are the sweet-spot items of the month!

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    As a reseller the best I can find for an 1.Asus A7N8X mobo 2.AMD 2500+ Barton 3.512MB PC 2700 is $251.50 plus shipping.

    For the Intel combo 1.Asus P4P800 2. P4/2.4G 800MHZ 478PIN 512K cpu 3. 512MB RAMBUS 800MHZ 184 PIN/16BIT all for $486 plus shipping.


    I have the A7N8X with a 2800+ Barton and it is very fast.Prices are falling fast if you can wait a bit more.The 2800+ Barton is down to $166
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