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Author Topic:   More CPU power...
BamZipPow
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posted September 04, 2002 03:37 AM            
From my shopping spree, I found this fantastic bargain for Athlon XP1900+ CPUs for $30 and about $6 for shipping.
http://www.mpcparts.com/parts.asp?cat=cpu

Hope this helps you with reducing yer lag...

Bring it on!!

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Irascible
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posted September 04, 2002 04:02 AM            
Wow. That's half the best price you can find on Price Watch. And it looks like eBayers are paying even more than what's on Price Watch for used processors! Anyway, ordered a few just to see what happens. They'll probably cancel saying it was a pricing error.

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Irascible
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posted September 04, 2002 04:03 AM            
BTW, don't be shy with any other such bargains you may know about. GeForce4 Ti4600's are down to about $230. Maybe you could find that for half the price too?

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SuperUnknown
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posted September 04, 2002 04:33 AM            
http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-956307.html

I would imagine that has a big factor.

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BamZipPow
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posted September 04, 2002 06:04 AM            
If I get the chance to spend someone else's money, you bet!! Just ask some of the other Treadheads how good I am at getting/finding bargains...especially if yer looking to save some cash.

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BamZipPow
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posted September 04, 2002 06:05 AM            
Heck...I guess I should put my factory unlocked AMD Athlon 1.4/266 Thunderbirds up on the block then...

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Paranor
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posted September 04, 2002 01:01 PM            
MPC - that's a local chain. score!

Dump all that crap - you want to buy this:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=1957333&cat=96356&type=19&dept=0&path=0%3A3944%3A3951%3A41937%3A96356


(true, it may be a good game, web or YaBB server - thinking of getting one to offload that stuff).

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BamZipPow
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posted September 04, 2002 03:53 PM            
Got the voice mail that it was a mistake in pricing... Bah!!

Oh..the VIA C3 processor wasn't designed to match the AMD/Intel processors in power. It's main point was to be a compatible processor that used less power than the AMD/Intel CPUs. Not too sure how well they would do with hard core games...

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Teulk
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posted September 04, 2002 05:58 PM            
That was to be expected...sorry to hear it though...

[This message has been edited by Teulk (edited September 04, 2002).]

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BamZipPow
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posted September 05, 2002 03:40 AM            
Coolness...seems that the store is going to put up a special just for the LWD (www.littlewhitedog.com) forums that I'm a member of.

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mELON cRACKER
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posted September 10, 2002 12:16 AM            
Paranor,
One other thing about the computer in that Walmart link...
The Trident Blade series of graphic chips don't support OpenGL. Doh! They only support DirectX
But if you wanted a machine for a server this would be pretty good. I don't think the CPU would be that much of a limitation, as you can only push so much across 100Mb anyway.
[BWL]mELONcRACKER

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SuperUnknown
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posted September 10, 2002 02:05 AM            
And its built onto the MB which totally sucks.But it would be great for something really basic.

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