First AMD system build! Need MB/comments

BDillon

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I am building my first AMD system, need to lower the price if possible, but I am a heavy gamer and I want to overclock some, that is evident in the extras category.

Any help lowering the price, while keeping/improving performance would be appreciated. Note: still needs a MB

Proc: AMD Athlon 3700+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539
VC: Leadtek 6800GT pci-e
http://www.xpcgear.com/px6800gttdh.html
RAM: (2x512) pc4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820156012
PSU: ALREADY HAVE THIS. Aspire 520w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817148008
HDD: 7200rpm 120gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148022
Drives:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106966
Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811156032

EXTRAS/COOLING/FANS:
120mm Fan: 1x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999127
80mm Fan: 2x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999455
Heatsink: CPU Zalman Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118119
Arctic Silver 5: Compound paste
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835100007

= $1005 + MB/Sound Card

Would this work for my motherboard? (is it compatible with my ram also?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130492

THANKS TO JBD FOR HELPING ME COME UP WITH THIS LIST!
 

BigLu

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he said he wanted to save money, an fx-55 instead of a 3200+ is not by any means of teh word saving money
 

BigLu

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sorry for the double post, i made a mistake, disreguard that 3200+ comment, but keep the whole thing about a fx-55 not saving money =), haha, my bad
 

winterfreshpwnz

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lmao you obviously didn't understand my post, read it again, I said get a 3500 venice and OC to the numbers of a 3800 or maybe even fx-55 since most people can.
 

BigLu

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as above stated, excuse my ignorance, i misread, and i agree, i have overclocked my 3200+ venice, to 2.4Ghz, gret money saver and a great increase in performance.
 

mighty_chick

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or get the 3000+ and o/c that, its cheaper than the 3200+ and reviews and such have shown it to be a better o/c than the 3200+ and such. which may be true considering im at 2.4ghz too
 

Siphon

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i'm a noob at o/c and i'm wondering how all you guys o/c'd your cpus. what do you need to do to o/c it?
 

mighty_chick

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go to ur bios, turn the HTX to 4 and then the fsb to 265 if you get a AMD 64 3000+. but yea you jsut turn the HT to 4x and then turn up the fsb til u start having problems and tehn turn it down slightly so ur still good. or at least thats what i did. u might need to turn up some voltages though if u wanna go high
 
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