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Old 07-15-2005, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
Model #: ADA3000BPBOX
$146.00

DFI UT NF3 ULTRA-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD
$122.00

Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM
$5.99

Update OCZ Performance Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Copper Heatspreader Model OCZ4001024PFDC-K - Retail

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$109.95


Subtotal: $383.94

I am planning on running this at 2.6Ghz - 2.7Ghz. I am confident that the stock cooling will be enough however I will probably upgrade that eventually as well. Should I go with this setup or keep what I have and wait a bit longer?
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Spend the extra $50 and get the AMD 3200+ venice.
The 10X multiplier helps out a bit. You can check it on Overclockers.com cpu database.
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The 3000+ and 3200+ are the same core, just speedbinned differently, therefore a 3000+ and 3200+ of the same week and stepping numbers will overclock about the same. Save your money and get the 3000+

The nf3-d is kind of ehhh right now, it's a good board, but it needs a bios revision that fixes a bunch of bugs. You also risk getting a board with a resistor which "shouldn't be there" according to DFI, I don't know when they started shipping the boards that don't have that resistor, but it causes a problem with voltage stability. I'd still say it's better than the Neo2 though
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