OK so I'm building a computer, but I don't know if i should get the amd ahtlon 2500+ and overclock to 3200+ speeds or just get the 3200+ amd athlon? Obviously getting the 2500+ and OCing will save me quite a bit of money. One problem I heard of s the processor being locked. Is the amd athlon xp 2500+ able to be OCed?
So is this safe? The mother board I will be getting is Asus a7n8x-E Deluxe.
Also I am most likely getting the radeon 9800 pro 128mb card. I am planning on buying doom 3 most likely when it comes out. Should I get that card and maybe overclock it when the game comes out or get a 9800 pro 256mb? I'm not sure if I'll need that for the game, but It looks like I might.
back to the processor... the case I think I am getting is the thermaltake XASER III super tower: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...133-104&depa=0
its cooling systme is: 80mm Fan Front x2 Rear x2 Side x2 Top x1
will this keep the PC cool enough?
So here is what all the specs will be and if I over clock the processor I want the temp to not get too hot and I want the PC to not be too loud:
Amd athlon 2500+ OC to 3200+
Asus a7n8x-E Deluxe
x2 Corsair XMS ddr 400 pc3200 512mb for DC
Seagate 120gb SATA 7200rpm
Sound blaster audigy 2
Radeon 9800 pro
cd rom rw drive
Thermaltake XASER III super tower
I'm not sure on power supply. What do you think? 480w? And what one?