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my friend is a major AMD fanboy, and he needs the absolute cheapest good OCing rig (good OC=at least 2500Mhz). he needs everything, small HDD is okay, and a midrange gfx card is ok...7600gs or so. thanks in advance
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What's the price range and what socket? Socket 939 can hit 3.0GHz on Air, I know, I've done it, and AM2 can probably do the same. What do you need? Everything including Case, Monitor, Keyboard, Speakers, Power Supply, and all? Or just Motherboard, CPU, Ram, and GPU?

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my friend is a major AMD fanboy, and he needs the absolute cheapest good OCing rig (good OC=at least 2500Mhz). he needs everything, small HDD is okay, and a midrange gfx card is ok...7600gs or so. thanks in advance
the 7600GS is getting to be a little on the budget/value side now, but otherwise I'd recommend a 3800 or 4200 X2 unless he was willing to go with the dying 939 platform in which case he simply must get an opteron 165. The real decision will be the motherboard, but may I suggest a T-Force?

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post #4 of 11
Hmm... I can't build one right at the moment but I'll give you specs:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+(AM2)
1GB of DDR-800 RAM
80GB SATAII HD
Asus M2N-E or Abit KN9S Mobo
7600GS
Hipro 500W PSU
DVD-RW

All this stuff can be found on newegg. Hope this helps!
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post #5 of 11
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well, he doesnt want to pay more than he has to...

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7600GS is getting to be a little on the budget/value side now
he doesnt game too much, and anything is better than the onboard he has now.

well, is AM2 or 939 cheaper?
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post #6 of 11
939 should be cheaper but he'll shoot himself in the foot later for not being able to find a dual-core CPU for it.
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post #7 of 11
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opty 165 ftw?
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post #8 of 11
Newegg sells an OEM 4400+ Toledo, that's what I have, and I got 3.0GHz stable on a unlapped, stock Big Typhoon. I've been keeping it at 2.4GHz since day one and I have it at 27C idle.

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post #9 of 11
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ok, he wants 939...dont ask why...
so i'll get a 4400, what mobo? he needs a case and monitor too
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post #10 of 11
You can buy cheap lcd monitors at local stores without having to pay for shipping. Same with hard drives. (I love my $10 100gb maxtor)
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