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post #11 of 19
I would recommend the 3700 and A8N32-SLI also. Very nice stuff and user friendly compared to the DFI.
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How about the Opteron 165? Dual core and an opteron so overclocks nicely..
    
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by nickweb31
How about the Opteron 165? Dual core and an opteron so overclocks nicely..
Opteron's are cool too! I guess you could go, iny miny miny mo! and get that one. LOL
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post #14 of 19
I wouldnt advise the Expert. I would get one step below. The experts are problem ridden.
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Hi,

I have built a few PC's and dabbled lightly with overclocking, and am now at the point where I am building my dream PC. I will use it for gaming, music and software development, so it's got to be a bit of an all rounder. I do plan to overclock, but don't have the wallet to make too much toast, so I don't plan to go over the top. But you never know.

This is a list of the bits I'm planning for the new rig, I'm especially interested to hear if anyone thinks I've made bad choices or where you think there is a better option (like maybe 2 x cheaper SLi graphics cards?).

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+
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Case - undecided

Thanks in advance for replies, I know there are lots of posts like this - but hey! I am new to overclock.net , but in the 2 days reading I've done I've learned loads - thanks all!
get the seasonic s12 600w man, I'm telling you this because if you want to get sli later on or planning to now the 600w is sli certified.
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by jonaglon
Just been to look at the aspire cases - very pretty - will seek out UK distributor later...

As for graphics cards, I was trying to decide between running two cheaper cards (eg 2 x 7600 GT 256MB) versus a fast 512M 7800GT versus a bottom of the range 256M 7900 GT.

I decided against 2 cheaper cards, as I couldn't easily connect them to the water cooling, and I thought the souped up 512 7800GT might outperform a 7900GT - I was mistken wasn't I?

Will go with the 600W PSU - had wondered if I would be better off with that.

I'd read a lot of places about the x2 vs San Diego - the jury is still out for me on that one, I quite like the idea of the dual core CPU, but a better overclocker at a cheaper price sounds good. Gosh.

And danm - custom water cooling instead of a kit? I am still a bit scared of the idea of water cooling and thought a kit might save me from ending up with a watery mess over new rig??

GO DUAL CORE!

Sorry to shout...but anyone who says single core is on crack!
All the apps coming out are being developed for multi processors. Games will be soon. Nvidia graphics cards already use dual core drivers.

iTunes, Photoshop....all kinds of multimedia uses dual core. Plus, it's a lot quicker to browse around your desktop and multitask. Trust me. My overclock is slightly lower than before...but the performance has NEVER been better. Dual core is the way to go.
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Sideburns
GO DUAL CORE!

Sorry to shout...but anyone who says single core is on crack!
All the apps coming out are being developed for multi processors. Games will be soon. Nvidia graphics cards already use dual core drivers.

iTunes, Photoshop....all kinds of multimedia uses dual core. Plus, it's a lot quicker to browse around your desktop and multitask. Trust me. My overclock is slightly lower than before...but the performance has NEVER been better. Dual core is the way to go.
Don't all the APPS need configured to use 64-bit first? If I remember right, there aren't that many programs that can be used in 64-bit. I would think that the manufactures would support this first. I could be wrong though. How do you feel about 64-bit support?
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post #18 of 19
Sideburns is right about the dual core support. CoD2's 1st patch addressed dual core users and all I believe one needs to do is set the affinity properly unless the patch does it automatically, not sure really cause I don't have a dual or the patch, LOL.
I like the 4400 for myself too, thats the cheapest 1mx2 cache dual core I believe and at around 450ish http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546 and with the apps you will be running dual core will rock especialy with music production. Imagine how many effects you ll be able to run while recording.
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post #19 of 19
It's probably too late and you've bought your system. However, for the same price as a 7900GT you can get the 7950GT 512MB. It'll blow that 7900 out of the water.

Newegg.com - eVGA 7950GT 512MB
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