Pre built OR Custom built? 37 replies

Please wait...

M!tch Advanced Member

intermittently erratic

130,372 XP

12th March 2004

0 Uploads

11,777 Posts

2 Threads

#31 15 years ago

Nik1818Matt is the AV8 a 939 or 940? I need a mobo to occupy my soon to be bought 64 3500+ (Is this a good CPU?) Plus is a 939 better than a 940?

Great! Cheers guys. Good info here. Supprised to see most computers here are actually custom built.

get the 939, the 940 is meant for opteron processors which are for servers, there is the 754 socket for amd 64 but i would go for the 939 as amd seem to want this to be the future for the 64


Thinking about it.



Mr. Matt Advanced Member

#BanRadioActiveLobster

357,078 XP

17th June 2002

7 Uploads

33,701 Posts

780 Threads

#32 15 years ago
Nik1818Matt is the AV8 a 939 or 940? I need a mobo to occupy my soon to be bought 64 3500+ (Is this a good CPU?) Plus is a 939 better than a 940?

It's a 939, the one I'm getting anyway. At present, the speed difference between a 940 and 939 processor (assuming the processor is the same type on each) isn't particularly amazing, maybe not even noticeable, but they are faster on 939 boards. And as M!tch says, AMD seem to be pushing 939 as their main format and so it should hopefully be mildly future-proof. I say mildly, because nothing's future-proof in this industry...




RadioactiveLobster Forum Administrator Patreon Supporter

Jeff is a mean boss

567,055 XP

28th July 2002

0 Uploads

53,208 Posts

1,338 Threads

#33 15 years ago

mines a custom build....if ur gaming and cant afford and alienware or Falcon...then custom built is the only way to go...

AMD 2800 1gig DDR333 PC2700 (its value....will upgrade later, my #1 slowdown) 9800XT 256mb 80gig hd Onboard sound (sound isnt high on my "must buy" list) Cheap monitor (works great thou!!!)


If there is no image, Mikey broke something...



Revenge Advanced Member

Shizzle my nizzle

117,165 XP

28th July 2004

0 Uploads

10,354 Posts

0 Threads

#34 15 years ago

Costom Built has it's advantages, ie. you don't pay a company to assemble it (they take no commission) and you can get the parts OEM, but with pre-built computers you can get alot of software worth hundreds for free on it. Companies that assemble PCs have deals with software developers to get large discounts on software they put on PCs. The developer doesn't have to make CDs for the company or any manuals.

But experienced users usually have all the software they need already and don't need manuals so I am voting for Custon-Built.

PS. My computer is a Pre-Built that I bought about a year ago and looking back now I know that I could have spent the amount of money I did then on my PC now on a P4 3Ghz HTT, 2Gb RAM, 80Gb HD, 256mb GeForce, 600W PS Computer. What an idiot I was a year ago.




Mr. Matt Advanced Member

#BanRadioActiveLobster

357,078 XP

17th June 2002

7 Uploads

33,701 Posts

780 Threads

#35 15 years ago

The 'free software' which mysteriously puts up the price of your computer by hundreds of quid, you mean?

I remember when my parents bought our first computer since we had a 486. There were two they had narrowed it down to; one of them had a 'free' printer, the other didn't. They were both the same spec, the same make, came with the same stuff (except for the printer), but for some reason, the one with the 'free' printer was £60 more expensive than the one without...




RadioactiveLobster Forum Administrator Patreon Supporter

Jeff is a mean boss

567,055 XP

28th July 2002

0 Uploads

53,208 Posts

1,338 Threads

#36 15 years ago

its called a scam..


If there is no image, Mikey broke something...



Sovetskeey

The Canadian on the forums...

50 XP

8th December 2003

0 Uploads

640 Posts

0 Threads

#37 15 years ago

Built it myself. Asus A7N8X-X Mobo w/ Onboard sound AMD Athalon XP 2500+ Barton 400 FSB Asus AX-800 Pro 256MB 512 MB PC2700 DDR 333 MHz memory LG 52x32x52x CD-RW Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM HDD

Pwnage factor in games: 9.8 1024x768 Ultrahigh settings 16x AF 6x AA on America's Army keeps highly playable framerates all the time. In Call of Duty I run VSync and it stays almost completely locked at 50-60 FPS. In CS: CZ (that the X800 came with) I see essentially no frame rate drop.




Red_Dragon_

call me dragon

50 XP

25th September 2004

0 Uploads

1,476 Posts

0 Threads

#38 15 years ago

My Dad Is Good With Computers So He Builds It Up In Seconds