View Full Version : Are you going to buy an Athlon 64 system this year?
01-22-2004, 06:27 PM
01-22-2004, 06:35 PM
I'm pretty sure I will be getting one by next fall, just don't know which one.
01-22-2004, 07:01 PM
I'm more than likely going to be building a new system this year based on the AMD 64, just haven't decided which chip yet. My XP 1800+ be getting a little old ;)
01-22-2004, 07:52 PM
Im in!! I have to save up for it, but bitbendette made me a deal. I stripped down my home linux box, and made a new system for my BIL, and nephew/niece, and I get to build a rock hauler in the spring, once we pay for xmas :up2some: :)
I said 939, but I'm not really commited to a specific socket selection yet, and cost will play a factor, too :)
01-22-2004, 08:00 PM
I'm hoping to be able to afford a 939 version but I'll have to wait and see come the summer, my email@example.comGhz is good enough atm and I'm getting a 9700Pro very soon, so there's no real point in upgrading yet.
01-22-2004, 08:13 PM
Well not this year, I don't think. Don't need it yet, that's for sure.
I'm building one more system this year, but it won't be an Athlon 64. Maybe when they come out with BTX compatible motherboards, then I might use that chip series . . .
01-22-2004, 09:58 PM
Not sure which one yet, but if it's not delayed too much, I would really like a socket 939.
01-22-2004, 11:17 PM
I'm thinking probably a Socket 939, however the Socket 754 systems seem to have been given a strong show of support by AMD.
If they continue to put out stronger and stronger CPUs for that platform AND the 939 is priced out of reach and/or pushes the cost of CPUs for the 754 way down, then maybe I'll go that way.
01-23-2004, 05:04 AM
I'm waiting for the market to shake itself out as I want a Dual Opteron system. A64 isn't in the picture.
01-23-2004, 07:34 AM
I'm with DS on this one. would rather have a dual Opteron. Its a matter of juglling this hobby with my woodworking. That and it would appear that it is going to be a very lean year this year at work. We lost several major accounts that I was the engineer on representing about $3500-4500.
As for the 64, I would love to have one but cant justify it right now.
01-23-2004, 07:45 AM
Socket 939 - hopefully in May - my video editing box feels sluggish now and - could do with a boost :)
01-23-2004, 08:14 AM
Short answer is no - too expensive for me atm.
Hell, I can't even afford an XP3200 :(
One day, one day....
01-23-2004, 08:49 AM
I will once the prices have dropped & and socket situation has been sorted out. Dont want to get caught out in a P4 socket situation like a lot of peeps did.
Ahhh, walked in the store today, and there's 2 MSI K8T Master 2 motherboards sitting here - one was bought by an attorney who wants to play around. Dual socket 940 chips . . .
Some people just have too much money :lol:
01-23-2004, 01:42 PM
I gotta do a build this year!
Gotta itch I can't scratch and won't go away until I do build a new PC. :lol: :lol: :lol:
01-23-2004, 02:45 PM
As soon as i get a decent job and pay off my debts, i may well just build a kick as 64 System, although i'm tempted to keep what i have now until its not powerfull enough. I can then concentrate on making my current system quiet and building a full on AD network at home. I'd also like to get a lappy one day and possibly a Palmtop.
01-23-2004, 03:47 PM
I don't think I will build one until the "second" generation comes out... I learn't my leason the hardway with my KT7-Raid board...
(which BTW i looking like its going to get refurbished and set up as a Linux router... red hat probaly)
I agree with slohand.... the urge is hard to resist...
I will probably be building a new system by the begining of next year and then AMD 64 is very tempting, if Appel dosen't come up with another G5 (Ya raight man :rasta: )
01-24-2004, 05:32 PM
I might at the end of summer break.
01-24-2004, 06:19 PM
We Alaskan's get our Permanent Fund Dividends in October. Should be somewhere between $1200 and $1500. I plan to spend mine on a new processer/MB/Memory. Don't know what yet.
01-24-2004, 06:48 PM
Just out of interest, I was thinking of upgrading what I have.
MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR
Thermalright SLK 800 w/Pabst lo-noise 80mm fan
2 x 256Mb Corsair PC2700
1 x Western Digital 80Gb 8mb cache PATA
1 x Western Digital 60Gb 2mb cache PATA
Hercules Radeon 8500 128Mb
To make this one kick-ass machine:
2 x 512Mb PC3200 (Crucial or Twinmos)
Crucial 9800 Pro 128Mb Video card
2 x Western Digital SATA Raptor 36.7Gb drives, running in RAID 0
That lot comes to £682.00, inc. VAT + shipping.
I'd keep the 80Gb IDE drive as storage on an IDE port, and I could easily sell the Corsair memory, 60Gb HDD, CPU & 8500 Video card for about £160.00 so that makes total outlay of around £520.00 for a fairly fast machine.
Compare that to the cost of going 64 bit, figure it should stand me in good stead for at least a year, maybe longer, and that's why I'm not ready to take the plunge yet.
Hell, I may just go ahead and do this thing, that damn credit card is winking at me ;)
01-25-2004, 01:25 PM
until 64-bit software comes out to take advantage of these chips fully, i am fine going along with may 2.4G Barton!
of course i say this and by fall i will have an A64 hehe
01-25-2004, 10:45 PM
Well, I said no. would like to but too poor right now. But even if I had the dough, I'd probably not, since I got more pc stuff than I really need. For what I do on a pc I'd probably not benefit by anything faster/powerful.
That's the adult common sense talking.. cuz if I 'really' had the dough it would be blown on all the newest goodies. :D
02-10-2008, 05:13 PM
After all we now have quad cores!
02-10-2008, 05:20 PM
The poll has been closed for over 3 years now :lol:
02-10-2008, 05:52 PM
02-10-2008, 06:00 PM
I think I'll buy a 754 because it's obviously a superior platform to the 939.
Hang on, where's my calendar?........
02-10-2008, 07:10 PM
I bought an Athlon 64x2 this year. I have no idea what socket it is. I don't know if it takes the small base or the standard base bulbs. :lol:
02-10-2008, 07:36 PM
I'm still shopping around trying to find one of them there rocks DA has.. From what he says, they run cool and are darn near indestructible. LoL!!!
Only problem is I don't know what kinda tubes to keep on hand for spare parts...
02-10-2008, 11:03 PM
No tubes ... solid silicon dioxide baby! :P
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07-02-2008, 10:32 PM
Why is this poll even still on the front page? :?:
07-02-2008, 10:42 PM
I'd say it's holding place till a better one comes along.
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