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I am building a computer for around 500$. Looking for a prossesor a motherboard and some RAM, I already have the harddrives and the burners. I'v been looking at the
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 San Diego 2.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
the DFI LP UT nF4 SLI-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
and Crucial Technology Ballistix 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 500 (PC 4000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

should i go with something else?
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post #2 of 22
I'd get the opteron 165, when they get back in store for $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588
    
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How much do u want to spend ?

I was thinking of selling my mobo, cpu and ram...

Edit : My mobo is not SLI tho but you can mod it to SLI like "sideburns" did, i have a SLI bridge left from my fried SLI-DR
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Well.. That could be a good deal from 3xtr3m3
    
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NOTE: DFI mobo's require top end parts. The psu needs to be of quality and at least 480 watts (preferably 600 for sli / crossfire), and value memory won't serve you well (but the Ballistix will!). A good hsf will also be req'd once you see the DFI bios options.
With speed comes heat: need a well ventilated case.

Then your set.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032
P5NSLI - 120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
E6400 - 220

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145539
XMS2 Pc5400 - 144

$484

This is assuming you are keeping the 7900GS and need SLI.

Otheriwise, the rig you built first is pretty decent
post #7 of 22
2x512 Ballistix ?
For the same price or cheaper, go with the 2x512 G.Skill DDR550 dual channel that oc's to 275fsb and beyond (mines good at 286 ) for $169.00 at the egg.
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by NrGx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032
P5NSLI - 120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
E6400 - 220

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145539
XMS2 Pc5400 - 144

$484

This is assuming you are keeping the 7900GS and need SLI.

Otheriwise, the rig you built first is pretty decent
That board won't overclock very well....

I'd get an E6300, and a P5B Deluxe.

And again, 3xtr3m3's stuff might be a good option, although I don't know how much he asks for it. 2GB RAM sounds nice to me also!
    
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Yea the core 2 duo's are the best at the minute, but if you want AMD get the AM2 socket, as you can get faster RAM and be future proof.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thedarklordjay
Yea the core 2 duo's are the best at the minute, but if you want AMD get the AM2 socket, as you can get faster RAM and be future proof.
Very limited difference in performance bet. 939 vs AM2, but current 939 prices will give better bang for the buck.
Overclocks will let the animal out of the DFI's vs Asus
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