Now $60 buys
Don't think that can run Crysis...
I don't remember how much that first 64 bit AMD CPU cost me when it was released.
I know how much it cost me:
And my first AMD computer built from scratch contained:
Can't find the invoice for the RAM, HDD< or ODD, though I think I used parts from the HP computer I was using at the time, DDR400 and...maybe a 25GB HDD? Was 2004 after all, bought most of it from TigerDirect before I found out Newegg existed.
And yes, that is a DiabloTek case with a power supply, I was new to building computers and didn't know any better...until one almost set my house on fire.
I must have been thinking of a 32 bit processor because all I remember is assembling the computer at the house we lived in before 2003.
I did find mine as well:
So I basically ordered CPU + MB, then moved everything else over from the old computer.
I was too, had to remember AMD created x64 and popped the 64 into the name. Remember when VIA and nVidia were the chipset manufacturers of choice, followed by SiS?
I used to use a K5 CPU but mine was a 133 Mhz version which was not fast enough to play MP3 files. It was choppy.
got a new socket 7 board and a faster K6 which could play Mp3
I saw the NForce3 chipset, and thought no way. Like you said, it was VIA and NVidia. I thought I went with the VIA chipsets due to hearing reports of how buggy nforce was. But the receipt says otherwise. lol
ATI chipsets weren't that great at first, and after AMD bought them they trailed behind Intel until the X300 series and Ryzen, both in terms of features and in terms of performance, especially noticeable with SSDs. I think I posted a thread on here about it. As far as the GPU goes, I love how TechPowerup started their review:
I never had many issues with motherboards back then. CPU performance was more of an issue.
AGP graphics were still not really doing anything mostly as Windows 95 was still around. Windows 98 delivered much more capability.
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