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post #11 of 17
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How about overclocking? Is it possible with that conroe e6300 and the asrock mobo?

I'll be getting 2 gig of ram as far as the memory goes. Is the DDR2 667 a lot better than the PC3200?
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post #12 of 17
Yeah, I'd pick DDR2 667 over the DDR400 (PC3200). It's faster (DDR2) and more future proof!

What is your total budget for all this? 2GB RAM will be above $200 on it's own. I am serious recommending you the following:
- E6300
- Good PCI-E motherboard
- PCI-E video card
- 1GB (single stick) DDR2 RAM
    
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post #13 of 17
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I want to use me 6800XT that I just purchased....so the mobo has to have AGP.

My cart looks like this:

BIOSTAR TForce4U Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - OEM

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX2048-3200 - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail

Total price is: $603.90 with shipping

The mobo and CPU I am undecided on still. I have a new raidmax case, my new video card and card reader and case cooling.

What I have in my cart, is what I need still. Just haven't decided on mobo and cpu.
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post #14 of 17
I am sorry, but if you can, I'd return that 6800XT in exchange for a PCI-E card. It if is a recent purchase, you can likely RMA it... right?

Otherwise, selling it on e-Bay is probably the next best solution.

I hate to see you spending so much money on old (AGP) technology, while PCI-E is available. The parts you can get for this rig will really hold you back.
    
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post #15 of 17
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What would be my reasoning for returning it? It still works fine.
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post #16 of 17
You said it new, so you can probably exchange it. It's old technology (AGP). You see how limited your choices are, often ending up with either older, and/or hybrid technology. It's just an investment that will not allow for a lot of future upgrades (AGP, socket 939, DDR RAM).

If this is your choice, then the picks you made are fine. I would only opt for the (cheaper) X2 3800+, unless you think the motherboard is not a good overclocker.
    
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by bh04
I want to use me 6800XT that I just purchased....so the mobo has to have AGP.

My cart looks like this:

BIOSTAR TForce4U Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - OEM

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWINX2048-3200 - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail

Total price is: $603.90 with shipping

The mobo and CPU I am undecided on still. I have a new raidmax case, my new video card and card reader and case cooling.

What I have in my cart, is what I need still. Just haven't decided on mobo and cpu.
Dude, why you buy an AGP card at this time? No one uses agp anymore. But oh well you made that choice and your stuck with it unless you sell it or exchange it.

I personally would sell it and go for 6300, S3 or DS3 mobo, and 1gb of ram for now.
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