Originally posted by ThirtySixBelow
i have the 3000+ overclocked to 3200+ and i have had no problems with it at all, although i heard the 2500+ is very stable if you are comfortable with overclocking. I also have the xms ram and it is quite fast. If you have the money, spend it on some decent ram, its worth it. As far as the processor its all about how comfortable you are with overclocking and whether you have the right equiptment.
equipment will be:
Amd athlon 2500+ or 3200+
x2 corsair xms 512m ddr400 pc3200
asus a7n8x-e deluxe
seagate 120gb SATA 7200 rpm
Sound blaster audigy 2 platinum (maybe zs)
Radeon 9800 pro
thermal take XASER III Super tower
so do I have the right equipment? Someone on here said that only the fx athlons can't be over clocked? Also I would be comfortable overclocking if it wont ruin anything or be too hot, and can the 2500+ have the same fsb as the 3200+ when overclocked? Also should I maybe go for the 2800+ because it'll be safer to OC to the 3200+?
edit: i see that the lowest a lot of people go with hardrives in the 100 range is 160 gb over the 120 gb.. is there a reason for this other then more storage space?