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Old 12-05-2005, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I want to make a switch to an AMD processor and ran across this barebones kit.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=M450-2018%20F

It looks like a good deal to me. I get an AMD Athlon 64 3700 (2.4 Ghz) and 1 GB of PC3200 RAM. Does this look like a good deal for $310 (after rebate)?

Is there anything in this package that may not be up to par or low quality? I would eventually want to overclock this system.

Speaking of overclocking, is the CPU temp sensor inside the CPU? If so, should this AMD have one?
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Old 12-05-2005, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That sounds pretty good to me....
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It ain't bad, but don't bank on getting a rebate from tiferDirect.
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It ain't bad, but don't bank on getting a rebate from tiferDirect.
What's another good site to get barebones kits from? I haven't really looked around.
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Yeah that tiferdirect is a killer
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you don't need it to be in barebones form. Just shop at newegg and piece it together yourself. It takes all of 3 seconds to install a processor into a motherboard.

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NO way he's going to build a comparable PC for less that $310.

I might just recommend that to my friend. He's in the market for a $500 PC, and that sounds freakin awesome. Rebate has me worried though.

Don't see a hard drive.
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you don't need it to be in barebones form. Just shop at newegg and piece it together yourself. It takes all of 3 seconds to install a processor into a motherboard.

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I know. But, it's like Flanker said, it's hard to find a case, motherboard, CPU, keyboard, mouse, and 1 gig of RAM for $310.
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Is there anything in this package that may not be up to par or low quality? I would eventually want to overclock this system.

All that is low quality It's all old socket 754 so you won't be upgrading to a 7800 or the like's
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It's okay, but... I'd really get a s939, your upgrade ability is cut really short without PCI express and 939 socket mobo
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