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Old 12-01-2005, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK. The time has come for me to start buying parts. I have put tons of hours in front of the comp just researching and I think I've got it.
I plan to overclock moderatley, as far as air cooling will take me
Here we go:

CPU: AMD x2 3800+
PSU: OCZ PowerStream 520W
GPU: eVGA 7800GT , not sure betw/ the N5XX, either 15 or 16
RAM: OCZ EL DDR500 PC-4000 Gold Series 2GB
CASE: Thermaltake sViking
HD: WD Raptor 74GB
WIFI: Linksys G-Adapter
FLOPPY: uh...yeah Samsung

I have monitors, keyboard, speakers, and I should be able to find a mouse. (Just gotta setup traps) .................................

Around 1400

The big goal is to overclock the x2 to 2.5ghz to be able to match the RAM. Eh? Sounds like a plan?

I've been doing an ungoldly amount of research and I think this is pretty **** perfect for the money.

Ideas? Comments? Be as picky as possible.


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Old 12-01-2005, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How many fans are you putting in?

Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz SLACR
eVGA 8800GT 512mb Video Card
4GB DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 with Scythe SFlex Fan
160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
22" Viewsonic Widescreen Monitor
3DMark06 Score: 11402
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That setup looks pretty good except the ram , you don't need it to be PC-4000. All you need is PC-3200. PC-4000 will just downclock its self to PC-3200 to run at a 1:1 with the Hyper-transport of the CPU.

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Old 12-01-2005, 10:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, the case comes with two 120mm fans. Reviews say plenty of airflow. And I plan to buy an after market processor fan and heat sink. As for the PC-3200, I plan on overclocking the Processor, in order to 1:1 the Ram. Eh? Or would I be able to easily and with air, overclock the ram?
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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UPDATE: Pretty sure I'm going PC-3200, OCZ Platinum, should be able to O/C it

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