i made a post before about purchasing an Athlon XP 2800+ computer, but then i decided to wait till i a good deal comes along for a Pentium 4 comp. now i need everyones advice on which p4 to choose from, i basically have these choices (from dell),
349 - PentiumŪ 4 Processor at 2.66GHz with 533MHz
front side bus
PentiumŪ 4 Processor at 2.80GHz with 533MHz
front side bus (add $20)
(both dimension 2400)
480 - PentiumŪ 4 Processor with HT Technology 2.8GHz
PentiumŪ 4 Processor with HT Technology 3GHz
w/800MHz FSB (add $50)
PentiumŪ 4 Processor with HT Technology
3.06GHz w/533MHz FSB (extra $50)
(all 3 dimension 4600 except the tower for
the 3.06ghz is 20$ more)
i dont really know much about p4's FSB, i came across this deal yesterday but couldnt decide which tower or which p4 to choose from. this new comp is basically going to be for school work(programming) and just to have a 2nd comp around the house. can any explain the how the 800MHz FSB and the 533MHz FSB works? or which front side bus to choose from along with which GHz. since there is about a 150$ difference between a p4 and p4 HT, i need recommendations on whether to go with HT or not. im not looking to get a comp that has the fastest cpu, im basically looking for a computer that will last me a while speedwise and if there is a huge difference between a 2.66GHz and a 2.80. or the 2.8 HT and the 3.0 HT.
ive heard alot of good things about HT but wasnt sure if i needed a p4 HT since its a 100 something dollar difference. and im looking for something that'll last which i think intel would do. any suggestions, advice, dell users. help me decide!