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Old 01-06-2005, 05:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im being forced to buy a new computer (dont ask long story) anyhow i was looking at

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Winchester 90nm (Socket 939) £193.82
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (Socket 939) Motherboard £99.82
Corsair 512MB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro CAS2 x2 £89.30 (got 1 already)
ThermalRight XP-120 (Socket 754/939/478) Heatsink £35.19
YS-TECH FD1238 120mm Fan - 4 Pin £11.69
Sunbeam Transformer Gaming ATX Case - Blue £76.32
Antec NeoPower 480W ATX2.0 PSU £88.07
MSI NX6800GT-TD256 GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail £270.19
(I Know ive got everything else from other system)

this comes to £880ish including P&P but i cant afford that and theres noway i can squeeze it so i know i need to shave sum bits off the ends. So few questions.

1) How well does the 3200 90nm amd 64 overclock? I would still like it to run at 3500 speeds without any extra noise. Thats why i have picked the very big heatsink and fan.
2)Any other Graphics card will reduce my cost be quite away i would of thought but consindering i cant find any eVGA stuff anywhere here in UK im stuck with other ones. I dont mind dropping to 6600 speeds but not much slower tbh.
3)Is that psu good and will it fit in that case? Or is there a cheaper psu that will ve as quiet?
4) any other ideas?

Thanks everyone

EDIT: this is all from www.overclockers.co.uk but any other sites that post to the UK are well welcome ( so no newegg )
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the 3200+ overclocks very well, all winchester's do
they use less voltage because of their smaller size, and they run cooler
a winchester should easily get to and past 2.6GHZ

I would also suggest an Nvidia 6600 GT in PCI-E rather than a 6800, and a Gigabyte K8NF-9 board, which has an Nforce4 chip that supports PCI-E

*edit* if you want to get the XP-120 heatsink, which is really good, you can get an OEM processor without the heatsink and fan, and just use the XP-120
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Ok ive took into concideration what uve sed and its gone down to 690 which is still on the costly side would like to drop another £50 or something. Yes i know the Oem vesion of the chip is cheaper and thats wat i have bought before BUT that site that that is off doesnt have the oem version, only the retail
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just been looking around www.scan.co.uk are doin the XFX 6600GT for 131 and the gigabyte 130 or the msi for 127. This is about wat i want to pay for a card so what do u think is the best card?
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I wouldn't buy the XFX or MSI video cards, although gigabyte are pretty good
the OEM athlon 64 3200+ winchester is the first on the list of "athlon 64's"
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lol thanks for that whats the AOpen, asus, gainward or leadtek like? Im gettin the price down now cos using www.scan.co.uk aswel thanks for the help
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I remember reading somewhere there is a 6600gt with 1.6ns ram, which was rated to do higher clocks than the standard 2ns ram I forgot what brand it is but if you can find a card with that ram you could overclock it nicely. As for me i don't think aopen cards are all that good all the other cards are ok, there really isn't much difference.
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ok ive had a look for that 1.6ns ram and im not sure if its either just the gainward version or all versions. Anyhow this is the system:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester 90nm OEM (Socket 939) £129
Gigabiyte GA-K8NF-9 NForce4 PCI-e £75
512mb corsair pc3200 xmsproCAS2 x2 £85 (already have 1)
128mb Gigabyte PCI-e 6600GT £130
Thermalright XP120 £35
YS-TECH FD1238 120mm Fan - 4 Pin £11.69
Sunbeam Transformer Gaming ATX Case - Blue £76.32
Antec TrueBlue 480W PSU £76.32

Also there is my
2 Seagate 120gig SATA HDDs
sound blaster audigy
22" flat CRT onitor
Liteon CDRW and generic DVD reader

think that about covers everything. The total cost is £640 which is not bad. il have to wait for my student loan to come through now though. If anyones got any idea that i should change something just say and il consider it. thanks
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