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so a 3800 x2 would be better for my money, cause i DO plan to push them lol
    
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If you can get it cheaper then go for it
    
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k thanks that really helps. my lack of knowledge of AMD is really confusing me... 3800 overclocking to the same as a 4200 could have cost me in the long run.
what price would you say "go for it" for an x2 3800?
    
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They use to be in stock at NCIX at $180, so anywhere around there
    
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CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ $174.92 CAD
MoBo: ASUS A8N-E Motherboard ATX S939 NFORCE4 Ultra $98.98 CAD
Video: Bfg Geforce 7900 Gs Oc PCI-E 256MB GDDR3 $239.99 CAD - $40 MIR
PSU: ANTEC TRUE POWER 2.0 TPII-480 480W $92.40 CAD

Subotal: $606.29 + Tax/shipping
Minus: $40 MIR and $150 for old card
Total: $416.29 + Tax/Shipping = below $500

And you can save a little if yuo pick the FSP 450W I linked earlier
    
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think the fsp will be enough?
whats a good stepping for the x2 3800? i dont understand AMD's steppings CDBHE 0532 be good?
    
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I believe it should be. It's a good PSU with 29A on the 12V rails. That should be enough for a 7900GS and that CPU.

Also, do note that I changed the mobo yet again. I went with an Asus based on the nForce4 Ultra-D. Again, a good overclocker, although not as hot as the DFI Lanparty. It should play nice with that X2 3800+ though.
    
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hey thanks, i really appreciate all your help (everyone)
chozart, can you add me on msn? i'm collecting people i like off OCN to add to my list lol

and, i may have more questions, as im clueless to amd


you too boredom, if you got it
    
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what about the steppings on the one listed for sale here (link above) is it a good overclocker?
    
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The CDBHE 0532 seems to be a really good stepping, a quick google shows people getting 2.7GHZ

I'll add you to my MSN next time I log on but I'll warn you that I *VERY* rarely go on =P
    
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