As it stands everything is at a standstill--tried to PayPal for the mobo/cpu but it did not go through--Paypal refunded the money and now my bank is holding it for 5 days--why? Because they can. Plus--until I finish geting the bank account verified with PayPal (3-4 days) I can't buy that mobo/cpu from Fishie--I made the committment so now I have to wait for my back to enter the 21st century--I have emailed and phoned everyone I can to get this process moving--but it is going at it's own extremely slow pace....
I thought my Vcard was sold--but now I here fromt he fellow I sold it to that it is DOA--so now I have to refund that money and wait for the Vcard to return so I can RMA it through Best Buy (it is under waranty) and get a new one. Unless the fellow I sold it to can pull that off where he's at. Seems like this is going backwards not forwards....
One more reason I love NewEgg! Buying from individuals is always a crap shoot. (Including buying Vcards from me lol)
I was sick with a touch of the pandemic yesterday and not too sporty today either. Nanna (mom in law) is here so that is great--takes some pressure off--not much--but some. Tomorrow is a pre op check up and then the C-section on Friday--going to take off those days for sure--and I am ebating about whether to go in to work at all today as I feel like death warmed over.
That mobo combo you linked CHozart is the same mobo I found on NewEgg--but Asus does not list any OCing ability for that mobo--which makes me doubt it can. Asus is pretty good about touting the abilities and features of their hardware--if it had good OC BIOS options they would say so.
After buying a board that does not OC at all--I am really doing the research before purchase now.
As it stands the first mobo/cpu in Cunch will be the Clawhammer 3200+ socket 754 on a Gigabyte K8NS pro--unfortunately this must be an older mobo as I canot find a listing for it. I found the K8NS==but not the pro model.
Fishie assures me it will OC.
As Jrabb posted in the quote I have the PSU, RAM. HDDs and have the mobo/CPU held. As much as I would like to shop around--the money is gone and I have committed to Fishie to buy his rig--so that's it for now RE bargain hunting.
I will get back onto it--I just got my Federal return so that's another few clams to spend on the box--but I have to wait and see if I need to refund the money for the Vcard first...
One thing I do need is a super basic Vcard for the K8NS--talking to Wax Shop about that--he has a couple for $15.
Seems like the faster I move the faster it all snarls up so I am going to back down a notch and wait for my bank and PayPal to get straight.
Thanks for all the interest in this project--take a look at the 56K Killer Edition of the build log--got image hosting at last!http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-new-post.html