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post #1 of 15
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Well, right now i have a intel P4 520

and i am definitely upgrading my processor because i don't want soo much of a bottleneck for my video card.

I want to keep my DDR1 ram so i think AMD would be my best bet, Overclocking is important to me.

Right now i am planning to get an Opteron 165 and a DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D, This totals out to $264.98
How much of an upgrade will this be from my P4 520, i currently get 3800 on 3dmark 06

Is this what i should get? or is there somthing better and cheaper out there.

by the way, i am Nvidia fanboy so no ATI chipsets lol

I think what i have selected is good right?
(Dual core preferably)
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post #2 of 15
That is a good choice if you want to go AMD but saving up for a C2D I think would be a better choice
    
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a core 2 duo, well, thats a bit expensive considering i would have to upgrade motherboard, ram, and a expensive as hell processor.
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If you are so inclined to keep your DDR memory, those choices are excellent, the Opty165+DFI LP UltraD=great OCing sucess
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The processor would cost about $20 more than the 165 and the mobo about $30 more than the Ultra-D, and then there is the RAM...

It is much more expensive than upgrading to an AMD build but I think it's worth it
    
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post #6 of 15
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

thats one of the cheapest core 2's and i don't even know if its as good as the 165, the L1 cache is half of the 165, i just don't know if it is worth it.


By the way, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609049 That is my stick of ram, i plan on getting 1 more and selling my 512 mabey

Do you think it will let me overclock alright on the 165? (the price was 120 on this last week)
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Originally Posted by MaxwellTD View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

thats one of the cheapest core 2's and i don't even know if its as good as the 165, the L1 cache is half of the 165, i just don't know if it is worth it.
It IS worth it but as you mentioned, you have to buy new RAM, which nobody really ever wants to do :/

If you could afford it, go C2D

If can't afford it, go AMD
    
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post #8 of 15
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im already pissing myself as it is spending the money on this 165, although i plan to put my current mobo and processor on ebay
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxwellTD View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

thats one of the cheapest core 2's and i don't even know if its as good as the 165, the L1 cache is half of the 165, i just don't know if it is worth it.


By the way, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609049 That is my stick of ram, i plan on getting 1 more and selling my 512 mabey

Do you think it will let me overclock alright on the 165? (the price was 120 on this last week)
It is def worth it to try to get a C2D build going. I've been going around looking for stuff for a while and I am still not done. I have a week 29 E6300 just sitting around waiting to get thrown in my new rig. I have everything except a graphics card. I have spent a lot more then I wanted to, but it is going to be all worth it.

I am planning on getting rid of my Raptors real soon for more space. A C2D is def something you should consider. It will be all worth it.
    
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post #10 of 15
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like i said, i refuse to spend more than 270 on this!

im trying to save for a car here too!
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