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Old 01-21-2004, 06:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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#2 Dude!!
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Get the 2500+ b/c from what I've heard the 2600's multipier can't be changed so it is limited to how much you can overclock. That's what I have in my unfinished comp so I haven't seen what my fsb can oc to. And I am pretty sure that if you were to oc to 400 then you'd need a mobo that would support it. I'm not sure on that though. I'm fairly new to everything.
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So will this be good?

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Old 01-21-2004, 08:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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looks good to me. I've seen where some people complain about stock hsf but give yours a try and see what happens.
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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neither...I would wait on the AMD 64, until after the first quarter of this year. If you go to www.newegg.com, I think that you would find a better choice of products, and they usually give no hassel when trying to return them. I built mine for about $562, and this is what I got:

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You just have to look for the sales that they have to get the best prices. Try www.pricegrabber.com, and look at all the sites' prices. Good luck.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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but do they put it together for you?
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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doing the connections yourself isn't all that difficult. I had a small amount of trouble here my first time but it's basically step-by-step in your mobo booklet. And if not there's always help here.
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