I just purchased the Soyo limited edition SY-P4RC350 mobo off of Newegg.com because it was free after rebates. (who wouldn't want a free mobo, right?)
So anyway, this will be my first intel box and after looking at prices and names on P4 chips I'm wondering what the evolution and differences are between them.
2.8 - 3.0Ghz seems to be the sweetspot on price versus speed.
Looking at the 3.0Ghz chips at pricewatch I see several flavors:
$177 - Pentium 4 3.0GHz Prescott
$177 - Pentium 4 3.0GHz 800MHz 775
$169 - Pentium 4 3.0GHz 800MHz
$200 - Pentium 4 3.06GHz 533MHz
Can anyone tell me what the differences are here?
Are these all HT?
Which would be the best all around chip out of the group? Why?
What kind of memory pairs up with your choice?
Thanks in advance for any advice.