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looking good for budget, i'd go DS3, imho, but for the price it packs, and yeah on aftermarket cooling u'll be able to OC nicely on the DS3
Err... that's the P35 S3 I recommended a pretty darn good overclocker if you ask me
    
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I'm open to ideas and suggestions

As I stated, my mate isn't a performance junkie like I am... if it runs the games he wants to play he's a happy panda
BTW...AMD might not have the % ability to overclock compared to intel, but that does not mean that their overclocking capability is better. You need to consider clocks per cycle, power consumption, heat and several other factors. If you are going to overclock the conroe you are going to need after market cooling, thus widening the hole in your mates wallet.

AMD 3600+ X2: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046

Biostar TForce: $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138026

Corsair RAM PC 5300 / 667 Mhz: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145098

eVGA 8600 GTS: 256MB / DX10: $174.99 (after rebates)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084

***EDIT***
Arctic Silver 5: $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007

Zalman 9500: $48.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118004
***END***
Using that old PSU of yours, I think this rig is plenty good. You could get a lower graphics card if you really want to cut corners though...for a very overclock-capable rig that will not disappoint.

Total: 440.94 USD or ~~ 223.16 GBP...i think...

With after-market air cooling, coupled with overclocking, this rig can and will be a budget beast.
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Originally Posted by Vincenzo Locs View Post
BTW...AMD might not have the % ability to overclock compared to intel, but that does not mean that their overclocking capability is better. You need to consider clocks per cycle, power consumption, heat and several other factors. If you are going to overclock the conroe you are going to need after market cooling, thus widening the hole in your mates wallet.

AMD 3600+ X2: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046

Biostar TForce: $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138026

Corsair RAM PC 5300 / 667 Mhz: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145098

eVGA 8600 GTS: 256MB / DX10: $174.99 (after rebates)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084

Using that old PSU of yours, I think this rig is plenty good. You could get a lower graphics card if you really want to cut corners though...for a very overclock-capable rig that will not disappoint.

Total: 384.96 USD or ~~ 764 GBP...i think...
Are you claiming you don't need aftermarket cooling on the AMD?

The current Core 2 Duos overclock reasonably cool, unless of course you hit high speeds/voltages.
    
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Are you claiming you don't need aftermarket cooling on the AMD?

The current Core 2 Duos overclock reasonably cool, unless of course you hit high speeds/voltages.
Absolutely not, in fact i recommend it in every system that anyone might build, being that stock coolers are a waste of material. Just that the Intel chips usually run a little hotter than their AMD counter parts and this should be taken into consideration when building any budget system, overclocking or not.
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In general, you're correct. However, the Core 2 Duo doesn't run as hot as previous Intel chips, unless you overclock it a LOT.
    
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I can't seem to find the TForce 550 in stock over here, but I found something that seems similar.

AMD AM2 X2 3800+
£55.52

Biostar TForce 570U
£53.90

2GB OCZ Gold Series 667Mhz DDR2
£46.99

256MB MSI GeForce 8600GTS OC
£137.13

Total: £299.53 (inc. Shipping)

For that price, I could definately get a new PSU, CPU Cooler and probably still be in budget.

If I were to overclock the 3800+, what kind of speeds would I be looking at. I understand that AMD systems 'work' differently to Intel, so it'll be a nice learning experience for me too.

I'm also assuming that this would stomp all over the old Prescott system... ?
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I edited my original post to include the important cooling solutions...BUMP

With a good mobo and decent cooling (see my post above), you could potentially reach near or past 3.0 Ghz with that chip. Which is excellent and comparable to the intel dual core's. (save for the 6xxx conroe's)
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Total: 440.94 USD or ~~ 882 GBP...i think...
If only component prices actually converted properly from country to country

440.94 USD is actually 223.16 GBP
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post #29 of 30
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If only component prices actually converted properly from country to country

440.94 USD is actually 223.16 GBP
LOL i hit the wrong operation button ahahah (divided instead of multiply)
How 'tard of me

Anyway, if you want to save money, go with AMD
if you want performance, go with Intel...that's pretty much how it is right now.
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Yeah bud let\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s throw out money in the trash while we are at it.
Leave your fanboy/uneducated/ignorant comments at home..
k thanks

Back on topic. If he plans on gaming harder I would get the AMD X2+8800GTS . I would much rather have that beastly GPU with a weaker AM2 than an allendale plus a low end 8 series card.
    
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