Heb je een paar mille over en zou je graag wat advies willen om zo de ideale tweak-machineŽ samen te stellen? Haal de info uit een van de handige Buyer's Guides van AnandTech, HardwareCentral of Sharky Extreme. Hieronder een gedeelte uit de intro van Mike Andrawes' (AnandTech) guide:
The big news this month is that ATI's Radeon is at last available and is truly able to go head to head with the GeForce 2 GTS. The call between the latest products from ATI and NVIDIA is a tough one that only you can make. The GeForce 2 GTS has more raw power, but ATI's top notch 32-bit performance and feature set make it very appealing. However, the real question is how will ATI's drivers stand up over time. For now, that's our biggest concern with the Radeon.
Socket-A processors and the supporting motherboards are finally pretty easy to get a hold of online. Interestingly, the supply of processors seems to be greatly out running the supply of motherboards, especially since there are only a few on the market today. Gigabyte's GA-7ZM and FIC's AZ-11 are clearly the easiest to find, but the ASUS A7V promises to be the best option for overclockers once it becomes more available. Microstar's K7T Pro is also beginning to show up at online retailers.
SDRAM prices continue to inch up, while RDRAM has actually dropped a bit. Our sources tell us the trend may continue through the end of the year as memory manufacturers shift their focus towards upcoming memory types, including DDR SDRAM and RDRAM.
IBM's Deskstar 75GXP is now readily available and is included in most of these systems. It's one of the first Ultra ATA/100 drives on the market, but it takes more than just a new interface to claim the performance crown. Fortunately for IBM, they've come up with much more than just support for Ultra ATA/100.