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Old 11-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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they are virtually the same, they haev equal amounts of OCing the same, like most of the early venice that were doing 3.5Ghz were the 3000+ and the 3200+ were only doing like 3Ghz, and you could spend that extra 25 bucks on a nice cheap soudn card
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Old 11-12-2005, 03:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Go with the 3200+. The extra multiplier will help a lot in overclocking. The 3000+ would have been a better choice earlier, but it fell in price $20, while the 3200+ fell in price $50, so now the 3200+ is the best bang-for-the-buck processor out there (with the possible exception of the Opterons, how much are they going for nowadays?).
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the cheapest s939 opteron i saw is like 190 i believe and 230 ish for retail i havent checked the cheapest ones yet im only looking at the dual core ones
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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save the $88 and just barrow a XP cd from a friend or something.

just my opinion but.... with the 6800GS out now for $200, its kind of a waist of money to get anything less.... its clock speeds are almost the same as the 66GT, excpet it has 256bit, 256mb GDDR3, 12 piplines, etc.
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I was contemplating switching out the 6600gt for the 6800gs, is it definitely worth the extra money?

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Yes, definately. It's probably one of the best bang/buck upgrades, meaning for only about 50$ more you can upgrade to a card remarkably better than the 6600GT.
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Old 11-13-2005, 01:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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if your still deciding on the dvd drive. i have a lite - on, and it runs perfectly. no problems with it whatsoever
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Another question:

Would the fortron 400w be enough to power all the above?
I might switch the cpu to the 3000 and the vid card to 6800gs...would it still be enough?

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Lol yeah. I would actually recommend the 450W, but the 400W would do just fine. Read this review on the 450W.
"I bought this PSU almost 2 months ago for my PC build consisting of an intel pentium D 830, 4 sticks of DDR2, 7800GTX video card, 1 SATA HD, 2 CD/DVD drives, floppy and tv tuner. So far no problems. Great product! Thanks Newegg!"
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Some one correct me if im wrong but...

going down from a 3200 to -> 3000....... and moving up from 66GT to -> 68GS..... will give you much better gaming performance.
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