Originally Posted by nagasama
i bought a 65 dollar x2 brisbane 3600, and it now runs neck and neck (except for l2 cache) with an x2 6000. which at the moment costs 169 dollars. when i first got my 3600, the 6000 was like 350 or something.
my 2 7900gs video cards BOTH run faster (overclocked) than the stock speed of the 7900gt, and they cost about half as much. yes, i max everything.
so, i say forget NOT overclocking...it's fun and you can save money...thereby having more beer money. mmmm. beer.
that's cool, think i'm going to upgrade my setup similarly to what you have. how have you done all the cooling? i think i may get a 3ghz windsor, unless people think that hasn't much OC potential? would i be throwing my money away or could i perhaps OC it to say, over 4ghz? or is that madness/ not physically possibly within the architecture?
i plan to get another 7600gs but still haven't thought how to cool it or the cpu. i think with my budget i'm going to end up making my own water cooling, so advice is much appreciated! i've read a few tutorials, it can't be as hard or dangerous as safely replacing a motorbike clutch and i learnt that from scratch!
hey, one thing to ask you lot, i saw this on ebay and it looks like it might have potential as a component in the water cooling system, but i can't think where. it's a peltier device. i don't think it can be used without water cooling as too much heat is created nearby. take a look!
i might be wrong but i think it has major potential in chilling the water that pumps round the whole system. a fan can only cool to room temperature but this thing, i think, can freeze your fingers off!!!