I've been upgrading my aging Athlon XP 2000+ System.
I've moved up the monitor, optical drive, Hard drive, case, and PSU over the last 6 mos. Because the mobo's too old, I'm going to have to to the major replacements here soon: CPU, Mobo, GPU and RAM.
My goal is to find the sweet spot for price/performance. From what I've read, an OC'ed e6400 sounds to be perfect.
My first thought:
$224 - E6400 Core 2 Duo
$175 - Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H Intel 975X MB
$209 - OCZ Tech Gold PC2-6400 (2 x 1GB)
GPU?? (thinking of waiting until some better/cheaper revisions come out of DX10)
Comments? How much OC'd can I do on E6400 with these components? Should I get an retail HSF to cool down the CPU?