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Intel & AMD cut prices

By Julio Franco
Feb 25, 2003
  1. Chipmakers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently announced price cuts on their processor lines for desktops and servers/workstations, with discounts reaching as high as 21% for Intel and 31.8% for AMD.

    If you were planning on investing in a new CPU you may want to wait a couple of days until prices settle and get a better price. With the price cuts in mind, I would say the best value can be got from the P4 2.53GHz and AthlonXPs 2700+ & 2400+.

    I certainly miss the AMD bandwagon somewhat after I switched to a Pentium 4 a couple of months ago, in the other hand, both Thomas and Derek (P66) are enjoying their new shining XP CPUs ;).
     
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,604   +110

    Can't beat my 2100+ Tbred B (I know I keep going on about it) @ 2.2Ghz (2700+) for £70!
     
  3. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 203

    Nice OC there Arris...not quite as high as this bloke here though;)
    XP2100 OverClock

    [​IMG]

    Come on Arris, you can get that :p
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,604   +110

    3.3Ghz :eek:
    I'll maybe wire mod the socket and adjust the multiplier up a bit and get to 2.4-2.6Ghz, might even suffer my Delta scremer on the heatsink for a while just to see what this chip will do. But I don't want to scare my bank account by investing in LN2 cooling and water cooling. Although I might start eyeing up watercooling kits ;)

    Also notice the site Only4Pro, and I don't consider myself a pro :D
     
  5. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 203

    Yeps..watercooling the way to go IMO. Ordering all the parts on Monday, and im currently in the process of designing blocks for CPU/Gfx Core/Nforce2 NB :)

    ...getting myself a 1700+ aswell, one of the people i know over at xtremesystems.org got his 1700+ to 2940mhz :eek: using plain watercooling
    [​IMG]

    Nice homemade block too...
    [​IMG]

    ...need to get myself in on the action ...can't see my block being quite that good though;)
     
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,604   +110

    You have the tools or access to the tools to make your own blocks??
     
  7. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 203

    Yep :) ...my 6th form technology project is based on Water-Cooling my PC. So i have full access to all milling machines etc.
     
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