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post #1 of 15
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What do you guys think? I'm planning on overclocking this sucker and I was wondering if i made a good choice and the price. Thanks

AMD Athlon X2 3800+ ($295)
DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D ($122)
2 x 1GB G.Skill Extreme DDR-500 ($157)
eVGA Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 ($189)
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 16mb cache 7200rpm ($96)
Thermaltake Big Typhoon CPU Heatsink ($54)
Sunbeam Nuuo 550w PSU ($84)
Raidmax Scorpio 668 Case ($80)
Hyundai L90D+ 19" LCD Monitor ($290)

Shipping: $$69

TOTAL: $1446
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 3800+ OC @ 2.6Ghz DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra eVGA 7900 GT OC'ed windows XP Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hyundai 19" L90D+ Kensington Keyboard Sunbeam NUUO 550w Raidmax Scorpio 668 
Mouse
Logitech Wireless Mouse 
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X2 3800+ OC @ 2.6Ghz DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra eVGA 7900 GT OC'ed windows XP Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hyundai 19" L90D+ Kensington Keyboard Sunbeam NUUO 550w Raidmax Scorpio 668 
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Logitech Wireless Mouse 
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post #2 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by nitewolfgtr
What do you guys think? I'm planning on overclocking this sucker and I was wondering if i made a good choice and the price. Thanks

AMD Athlon X2 3800+ ($295)
DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D ($122)
2 x 1GB G.Skill Extreme DDR-500 ($157)
eVGA Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 ($189)
Western Digital Caviar 250GB 16mb cache 7200rpm ($96)
Thermaltake Big Typhoon CPU Heatsink ($54)
Sunbeam Nuuo 550w PSU ($84)
Raidmax Scorpio 686 Case ($80)
Hyundai L90D+ 19" LCD Monitor ($290)

Shipping: $$69


TOTAL: $1446
I would hate to start a flame war, but you may want to consider my build for the same price:

This will beat the 3800+ overclocked anyday.



Pentium D 920: $250
P5WD2-E Premium: $220
1GB Patriot DDR2-800: $110
7900GT: $300
120GB WD SATA: $70
Sunbeam NUUO: $75
Case: $80
Big Typoon: $50
Moniter: $290 (You can do a ton better on that)

$1445 + Shipping
System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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post #3 of 15
Ewwww the intel guys have raided . Haha j/k nice build you will be quite pleased. /yuo researched quite well on your build. We gotta give em his props for choosing good stuff and not skimping on the psu like so many people do . When ya get er built tell us how it turned out.
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i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
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Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
Logitech  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 200 SATA2 Pioneer Lightscribe Thermaltake R1 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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post #4 of 15
do u already have an OS?
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post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yea I got Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center 2005, and Windows XP x64 Professional.

I don't know which one I should use.... Maybe the x64 version since the processor supports 64 bit processing????
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 3800+ OC @ 2.6Ghz DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra eVGA 7900 GT OC'ed windows XP Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hyundai 19" L90D+ Kensington Keyboard Sunbeam NUUO 550w Raidmax Scorpio 668 
Mouse
Logitech Wireless Mouse 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 3800+ OC @ 2.6Ghz DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra eVGA 7900 GT OC'ed windows XP Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hyundai 19" L90D+ Kensington Keyboard Sunbeam NUUO 550w Raidmax Scorpio 668 
Mouse
Logitech Wireless Mouse 
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post #6 of 15
But, from my knowledge, WinXP x64 lacks support driver-wise and all that. And you have to have everything (games and such) compatible... so...
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics + GeForce GT 330M 256 MB PCI-E 4 GB 320 GB 
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Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics + GeForce GT 330M 256 MB PCI-E 4 GB 320 GB 
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post #7 of 15
go x64
but make sure you have drivers for everything first
mwhich is MUCH easier then before

all windows system things go ALOT faster
and you will be able to FULLY use 4+ gigs of ram

the Pentium D 920 overclocks REALLY NICE
overclocked, its better than that 3800+

but stock and slight/mid OCs , the AMD pwns
Finaly Dual Core
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Pentium D 805 4Gz ABIT AW9D-MAX Saphire x1950 Pro 512 4x512 Buffalo Firestix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 SATAII 2x30 IDE RAID Samsung DVD-RW e / XP Pro / Ubuntu 7.04 Viewsonic 19" Pro 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic 500 generic 20amp 12v My Sexy Baby Inland Laser Mouse 
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Pentium D 805 4Gz ABIT AW9D-MAX Saphire x1950 Pro 512 4x512 Buffalo Firestix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 SATAII 2x30 IDE RAID Samsung DVD-RW e / XP Pro / Ubuntu 7.04 Viewsonic 19" Pro 
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Generic 500 generic 20amp 12v My Sexy Baby Inland Laser Mouse 
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My Desk 
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post #8 of 15
No you don't. Windows x64 is great. I'd get a 3700+ or an X2 3800+.
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Intel Pentium 4 561 ES ASUS P5GPL-X nVidia GeForce 7900GTX 2x 512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
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Saitek Eclipse 500W Aspire Green and Glowing Logitech MX 518 
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Regular Mat 
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Intel Pentium 4 561 ES ASUS P5GPL-X nVidia GeForce 7900GTX 2x 512MB Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB Western Digital Lite-On DVD Burner 1 <3 Beryl+Ubuntu 6.10 17" sick-ass CRT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse 500W Aspire Green and Glowing Logitech MX 518 
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by nitewolfgtr
Yea I got Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center 2005, and Windows XP x64 Professional.

I don't know which one I should use.... Maybe the x64 version since the processor supports 64 bit processing????
So are you still going with the same build?
System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Adesso Mechanical Silverstone OP650 Logitech G700 
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post #10 of 15
The conroe looks promising but the pentium D is architecturally inferior to the X2, is it really faster oc'd then say, my 3800+ at 2.75ghz? What's your super pi 1M time? Any other benchies?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 EVGA GTX 980ti Superclock 4x4GB Samsung 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD840 2xMaxtor 200gb RAID0 Customer water cooling with '77 Bonneville rad Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" Korean 1440p Razor mechanical Corsair TH850W CM Stacker 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Razor Lachesis generic 
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Intel Core i5 3570k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 EVGA GTX 980ti Superclock 4x4GB Samsung 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD840 2xMaxtor 200gb RAID0 Customer water cooling with '77 Bonneville rad Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" Korean 1440p Razor mechanical Corsair TH850W CM Stacker 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Razor Lachesis generic 
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