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Old 12-30-2006, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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Old 12-30-2006, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Motherboard, I would suggest ds3, or p5w I think it is. Not that foxconn.

G skill makes some good ram, ddr2 800mhz.

Then you would be able to easily hit 3.0ghz.


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3.2ghz is also very easy to hit. most people say they can do it with stock voltages but i doubt its actually "stable". mine is at 1.33...something like that. Games havn't crashed either.
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