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Old 05-21-2006, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok here aret he components I'm sure on

250 GB Seagate Caviar
EVGA Geforce 7900
NEC 3550A optical drive
2 GB G.Skill RAM

Now I dunno what to do with the core of my computer and I realllllyyyy need some help.

Do I get a DFI lanparty NF4 and an Athlon 3800+ X2

or

Pentium D 805 and this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128316

Also, if i get the Athlon I will get the antec sonata II case BUT if I get the Pentium 805 i will buy nice PSU and case in order to overclock.

I think I'm getting G.Skill RAM but i I get the AMD I'll get DDR and the intel obviously DDR2. So I really have a lot hinging on this. Keep in mind I save 100 bucks with the intel setup and that the 805 can OC pretty well: http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/..._41_ghz_cores/

Of course I don't have a guarantee it will OC but I really need the help guys. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2006, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not a gurantee you'll get that particular stepping and product code on the 805, so you're taking a chance by going with the 805 and expecting to be able to OC anywhere near tom's hardware got. Are you gonna use the setup mainly for gaming or office apps?
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I plan to play some pretty heavy games. HL2, COD2, morrowind, maybe fear, UT, whatever else comes out. So yeah, I'm definetly in the gaming mindset.
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I'd say AMD board for gaming, visual stuff, intel for normal everyday jobs and nothing fantastic.
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Yeah that's conventional wisdom but with the OC on the 805 won't I put the 3800 to shame?
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