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NOT AN UPGRADE ANYMORE, REALLY. AN ENTIRE NEW PC IS MORE LIKELY.


Yep... I can't sell my rig as it is... So I'm going to upgrade and try again. LOL.

Old specs:

Athlon 64 3500+ Venice Died...
G.Skill 1GB DDR 550 (2x512) SOLD ON EBAY $90
PNY GeForce 7600GS 256MB Selling here soon! $70?
Biostar Tforce6100-939 KEEP or SELL HERE? $30?
Coolmax CR-450B PSU SELLING HERE REAL SOON $25?

New Specs to come:

Opteron 165 Venus Done!
OCZ 2GB DDR 400 (2x1024) DONE!
eVGA GeForce 8600GT/GTS? Waiting for Money EVGA 8600GTS or EVGA 8600GT
OCZ PowerStream 520w SLI PSU DONE!

Keep an eye out guys, good chance to get low power folding PC here!


UPDATE!!! RIG SOLD!!! NEW BUILD TO BE: http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=11834

Ordered Parts (Working up slowly, BOLD's stay with the final setup):

ECS 780G: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=ECS%2b780G
Sempron 3400+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...on%2b3400%252b
G.Skill 1GB DDR 1066: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231143
Apevia 420W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148033

In 2 weeks:
WINDOWS XP!!!!! (lol, I can use a different CD for 30 days)

In 4 weeks:
Windows Vista X64 Home Premium
SATA DVD Burner


In 6 weeks:
New Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108018

In 8 weeks:
A PSU to keep
4GB RAM

In 10 weeks:
New Videocard (9600GT or better)

In 12 weeks:
HDD overhaul and cooling overhaul

In 14 weeks:
22" LCD

In 16 weeks:
Speakers!!! G51


Subject to change, possible good deals/used parts. There may even be some better upgrades to afford. In any case, I hope to finish within 16 weeks.
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exelent choices accross the board amigo. Those new specs should last you at least another 3 years...
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I need suggestions for a new motherboard! NO, I DON'T want AM2 yet... Don't pester me about it, PLEASE.

Budget for the board is $100. It needs to work with the OCZ, have many good working dividers, have a large selection of voltages, and be able to hit 350FSB.
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Originally Posted by KSIMP88 View Post
I need suggestions for a new motherboard! NO, I DON'T want AM2 yet... Don't pester me about it, PLEASE.

Budget for the board is $100. It needs to work with the OCZ, have many good working dividers, have a large selection of voltages, and be able to hit 350FSB.
If you wanna reach this you have to get a DFI Lanparty UT NF4!
Maybe you can hit 350 with an ABIT Fatal1ty but Im not sure how they work with OCZ rams!
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Originally Posted by Hansebanger View Post
If you wanna reach this you have to get a DFI Lanparty UT NF4!
Maybe you can hit 350 with an ABIT Fatal1ty but Im not sure how they work with OCZ rams!
Yeah, the nF4 Ultra-D is a great board. You should be able to find it for $50 used, and it has all the options you would ever need. Mine hits 330HTT at max async latency of 8ns and over 400, probably close to 430 at 9ns.

$120 is high for that 2x512 though, no one will buy at that price with 2GB kits at $150.. Any speed 2x1GB > DDR600 2x512
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Updated. How are my selling prices looking? The RAM seems to need more than 2.9v at stock, but I'm pretty sure it's the motherboard... The board and RAM are fine at DDR 400 speeds, 2-3-3-6 1T.

EDIT I will test the RAM in my dads PC tonight. He has a K8N-E and a 3000+ Clawhammer DTR I can test with!
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I sold the RAM on ebay... I got a great deal!
Sorry, guys, lol
Updated first post.
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bump. edited first post.
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