Intel & AMD cut prices

By on February 25, 2003, 5:45 PM
Chipmakers Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently announced [URL=http://www.digitimes.com/NewsShow/Article.asp?datePublish=2003/02/25&pages=PR&seq=202]price cuts[/URL] 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 [URL=http://techspot.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=584311]P4 2.53GHz[/URL] and AthlonXPs [URL=http://techspot.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=655045]2700+[/URL] & [URL=http://techspot.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=634891]2400+[/URL].

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 ;).




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Arris said:
Can't beat my 2100+ Tbred B (I know I keep going on about it) @ 2.2Ghz (2700+) for 70!
Cucumber said:
Nice OC there Arris...not quite as high as this bloke here though;) [URL=http://http://www.sunpoint.net/~o4proteam/2202.htm]XP21
0 OverClock[/URL] [IMG]http://www.sunpoint.net/~o4proteam/img/3383mhz.gif[/IMG] Come on Arris, you can get that :p
Arris said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Cucumber [/i][b]Nice OC there Arris...not quite as high as this bloke here though;) [URL=http://www.sunpoint.net/~o4proteam/2202.htm]XP2100 OverClock[/URL] [IMG]http://www.sunpoint.net/~o4proteam/img/3383mhz.gif[/IMG] Come on Arris, you can get that :p [/b][/quote]3.3Ghz 8)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
Cucumber said:
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 8) using plain watercooling[IMG]http://www2.arnes.si/~mlivak/Benchmarks/293
%20crop.GIF[/IMG] Nice homemade block too...[IMG]http://www2.arnes.si/~mlivak/Mk4/mk4%20rev2%20001
JPG[/IMG] ...need to get myself in on the action ...can't see my block being quite that good though;)
Arris said:
You have the tools or access to the tools to make your own blocks??
Cucumber said:
[quote]You have the tools or access to the tools to make your own blocks??[/quote] 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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