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Originally Posted by TriplePlay
lol, no, I don't know how to OC. I might eventually, but probably not soon.

But I think you're right, the 3700+ San Diego does seem to be better for it's price, it's over $100 cheaper and isn't too much slower. and I may overclock... I'll probably have to buy a good hs/fan though... that would be another $50-$60 for like a Big Typhoon or something...
It should get 2.4 ghz on the stock hs/fan easily..
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post #12 of 54
buy a 3700, use the money you save to buy better ram, dont' get 3 sticks, get a dual channel kit, try to find samsung TCCD, geil one series, patriot xblk are a couple of the ones with the TCCD, 2-2-2-5 400mhz, some have 1.5-2-2-5 at 400mhz, really good memory. Also get the 6800 GS, it runs cooler, should be cheaper than a GT and has a bench just like the GT. Good luck on the build and also on an OC if you decide to do so.
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Its simple, you could get to 2.4 ghz really easily. On the startup on your computer, hold DEL and youll go into the BIOS.. Find the FSB and set it to 218, then find something called your "HT" or HT Multiplier, and set it to 4, save and exit and youll have the performance of the 4000+ in like 1 minute.. But in any case, 2.2 ghz is very fast anyways and all games you can play will play very good even with a 2.2.
Ok, thank you, will I need to buy a new heatsink/fan to replace the stock one to keep it cool enough to overclock to 2.4 GHz?

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It should get 2.4 ghz on the stock hs/fan easily..
Oh, thank you =D
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Ok, thank you, will I need to buy a new heatsink/fan to replace the stock one to keep it cool enough to overclock to 2.4 GHz?


Oh, thank you =D
No likely not..

ACCskyman, I dont think he has that kind of money.. The RAM I suggested will do fine.
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And everyone suggests better memory, so I suppose I should get the best.

And I'll need a link or a name, because I don't know exactly what to look for it you just give me the timings, I'm still new to hardware

So, what RAM should I get that would be the best for its price?
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post #16 of 54
yes, do go for 2 sticks of decent to good dual channel ram. and i would go with the stock cooler until you figure out what you are doing, then the upgrades will come naturally.
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post #17 of 54
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yes, do go for 2 sticks of decent to good dual channel ram. and i would go with the stock cooler until you figure out what you are doing, then the upgrades will come naturally.
Thank you.

Will 2 sticks of that RAM be good enough, or should I go for 4? Would 2 sticks cause any bottlenecking of my Video card or my CPU?
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post #18 of 54
1gb of ram is good enough for probably 90% of whatever you would do. video editing or other multitasking mulitmedia stuff may need more, and a few games would benefit from more but 1gb should be good for a while. if you are on a budget you could get a motherboard for about $100 less that would be decent.
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post #19 of 54
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Oh, and I still need a PSU that will be good enough to power this Rig.

Thank you all for all your help.

And I'm not really on a budget, my dad actually wants to spend more on this than I do, and he's the one paying for it... rofl

Still need a PSU... thanks.

[edit] I'm gonna update my first post to my new rig, according to what help I have recieved from all of you kind fellows
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post #20 of 54
what is your budget?
what do you need to do with it? game, overclock upgrade or replace etc.

psu's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709003 hard to find but good and cheap.
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