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Old 05-14-2006, 11:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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why? get the Opteron 170, Seriously, ur going to HAVE to overclock anywayz, if you get the Opteron 170 you can get it SO HIGH! but the 4400+ doesnt overclock as well.

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Old 05-14-2006, 02:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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are you a serious gamer? if you are, john is right, you will definately want to overclock after a while as today's games are getting super demanding and unless you're rich you can't really upgrade every 3 months or so. so if you really want better performance later overclocking is not a bad choice.

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Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
Gigabyte P35-S3 Motherboard
A-DATA 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz memory
Geforce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just kinda confused about the overclocking thing. But i was reading the reviews on the 170 and someone had it running at 3.1Ghz so i think i will go with it and its cheaper. I'm just hard headed and needed it beat in. lol. thanks
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Old 05-14-2006, 04:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok, here is the revised setup.

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami

CPU: AMD Opteron 170 Denmark


Video Card: 7900 GT KO

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7200RPM

Memory: G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB)

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1

Power Supply: Antec TRUEPOWERII

Still kinda wondering about the case. A good choice? And is everything gonna mesh well together?
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Your Antec selection is awesome, my antec is some 6yrs old and still doing great. There's also an OCZ for $60 after rebate.

I'm looking for a PSU myself and curious if these brands have a difference.

Tiger has some HDD deals:
seagate 250 gb $70 and Seagate 300GB W/ ULTRA enclosure $90 after rebate. That comes from an email sale which is $10 cheaper than their web site and they're both ATA not SATA. I don't know if you shop at tiger or if there's much of a difference between them, NE or someone else but that sure is a $/GB deal if you need that much.
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Is there anything else I would need besides keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, moniter. And do I need thermal paste if the cpu has a thermal pad. Is the cooling fans that come with case and cpu good enough?

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