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Old 04-14-2006, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys, here is the deal. I have $300 now and should have about $700 come June to spend. I want a dual core processor in an overclockable motherboard with at least a 7600GT. I was playing around on newegg and got this...

OCZ 1GB Stick 2.5-3-3-6 DDR400 - $85

eVGA 7600GT - $180

Leadtek TV Tuner - $42

Total Cost with shipping is $320

This leaves me with $380 for a CPU and Motherboard. I was thinking about the 3800x2 but that would leave me with about $70 for a motherboard after shipping. I bet the prices will go down because AMD is releasing their new line of processors come June but I am thinking ahead.

Any opinions?

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I already bought a case/psu, AS5, DVD-RW, Floppy, and a WD 80G sata drive.
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so your budget will be about $1000 total?

i would just weight until you know you final budget and then post a "what should i buy" thread
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Total Budget $700. Things I posted cost $320. This leaves $380.
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Go for a budget of $710 and you can get a 3800+ and good mobo.

AMD Athlon X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

MSI K8N Neo4-F Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

this comes out to $376, Merry Christmas
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Toss that TV tuner and a lot opens up, especially the Opteron 165.
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An ocing, mobo+cpu, is gonna cost ya a little more the $380.

X2 3800+
DFI Lanpart UT nF4

$417.99
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Toss that TV tuner and a lot opens up, especially the Opteron 165.

I.... must have a tv tuner so that I can hide from the kid and the woman....


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Go for a budget of $710 and you can get a 3800+ and good mobo.

AMD Athlon X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

MSI K8N Neo4-F Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

this comes out to $376, Merry Christmas
You know, I thought about an MSI board but I was leaning toward the DFI-NF4 due to its overclockability, but I did get a 3200+ to 2.55ghz on one...


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An ocing, mobo+cpu, is gonna cost ya a little more the $380.

X2 3800+
DFI Lanpart UT nF4

$417.99


Maybe I will buy some now and get it out of the way so it doesn't seem like I am spending alot....
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Dude, use PriceGrabber to find your best prices on your parts (and, no, I am not spamming for them... I got really great results through the site):
http://www.pricegrabber.com/home_comp.php
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yeah you dont even need to overclock a 3800+ to have great performance, but if you do, the MSI board i posted will do just fine.

i looked around anandtech for a review of the MSI and DFI lanparty boards, and if all Lanparty boards overclock the same (cause i only found overclocking results for the SLI-DR) the DFI Lanparty overclocks 19% more and the MSI K8N overclocks 18% more.

links.

DFI lanpart overclocking
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2337&p=4

MSI K8N Neo4-F
http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358&p=11

they tested a 4000+ and the MSI got it to 2820mhz and the DFI got it to 2856mhz, not much of a difference
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Dude, use PriceGrabber to find your best prices on your parts (and, no, I am not spamming for them... I got really great results through the site):
http://www.pricegrabber.com/home_comp.php
I'll check it out. Thanks Trot




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yeah you dont even need to overclock a 3800+ to have great performance, but if you do, the MSI board i posted will do just fine.

i looked around anandtech for a review of the MSI and DFI lanparty boards, and if all Lanparty boards overclock the same (cause i only found overclocking results for the SLI-DR) the DFI Lanparty overclocks 19% more and the MSI K8N overclocks 18% more.

links.

DFI lanpart overclocking
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2337&p=4

MSI K8N Neo4-F
http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2358&p=11

they tested a 4000+ and the MSI got it to 2820mhz and the DFI got it to 2856mhz, not much of a difference

Thanks for the information dude. $40 more does not justify 36mhz more of an overclock.
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