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Well, I have a asus-a8n sli motherboard I got for free, long story, but its brand new in the box, i got it around the summer time, its The a8n-sli nondeluxe/premium...

Im not happy with the results w/ the asus
the rig in my profile, when running a 1:1 divider, i can only acheive 266 x 9 = 2.4ghz, @ 3-4-4-8-2T timings... 1.525CPU v, 3.00vdimm, im hoping I can do much better with a diff mobo/processor/top quality ram
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post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by Igniter
Anyone have any good RAM ideas?
I would suggest the G.Skill pc4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

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If Money wasn't an object, my system right this moment would be an Intel Core Duo...These things are monstrous. And then later the Conroe.

Igniter, no offense but you said you were a Noob...some of us are not. We've been around for a bit and when they say to wait for conroe or AM2, they're not just saying that. There's a reasoning behind it. Which actually isn't much more that early previews and benchmarks in which Conroe has pretty must taken on the HIGH LINE $1000+ AMD chip and put it to shame.
So is it worth waiting for? In my opinion YES. BUT if you must have a computer NOW RIGHT NOW. THen my choice would be the Intel Core Duo. BUT your budget doesn't fit so then my choice would be the current Socket 939 with an Opteron 165 or X2.

The reason I wouldn't get the AM2 is because you don't really gain anything. and you will have to wait till next year for some nice AM2 processors to show up and by then the DDR2 prices would come down, AM2 mobos will be available for cheaper with new Revs...so really no point in getting AM2.

Thats my 2 cents..take it how ever you want. Do not be bias because your current rig outperforms the pentiums (which we have no idea what they're running). This year just simply belongs to intel.
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post #34 of 52
Motherboard : DFI Ultra-D
CPU : 3700+
RAM : I love my BH-5 but everyone will probably tell you to buy 2x1gb sticks
Heatsink/CPU Fan : Big typhoon
Graphics Card : 2x7900GT
Power Supply: sunbeam NUUO
Dvd Rom/Burner/Cd Burner (3 of these) : does not matter
HD: WD Raptor

I'd wait for Conroe though.
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post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by n19htmare
If Money wasn't an object, my system right this moment would be an Intel Core Duo...These things are monstrous. And then later the Conroe.

Igniter, no offense but you said you were a Noob...some of us are not. We've been around for a bit and when they say to wait for conroe or AM2, they're not just saying that. There's a reasoning behind it. Which actually isn't much more that early previews and benchmarks in which Conroe has pretty must taken on the HIGH LINE $1000+ AMD chip and put it to shame.
So is it worth waiting for? In my opinion YES. BUT if you must have a computer NOW RIGHT NOW. THen my choice would be the Intel Core Duo. BUT your budget doesn't fit so then my choice would be the current Socket 939 with an Opteron 165 or X2.

The reason I wouldn't get the AM2 is because you don't really gain anything. and you will have to wait till next year for some nice AM2 processors to show up and by then the DDR2 prices would come down, AM2 mobos will be available for cheaper with new Revs...so really no point in getting AM2.

Thats my 2 cents..take it how ever you want. Do not be bias because your current rig outperforms the pentiums (which we have no idea what they're running). This year just simply belongs to intel.
Ohh my! Those Core Duo are running a muck with SuperPi scores! I want one so bad, it is a shame there aren't many desktop motherboards for them!
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post #36 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Igniter
im actually thinking about getting this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246
so i can spend more money on a better psu/ram
GREAT BOARD . HIGH VoltageZZZ
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post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Ohh my! Those Core Duo are running a muck with SuperPi scores! I want one so bad, it is a shame there aren't many desktop motherboards for them!
Yeah I know. Not just superpi but 3dMark as well. I would like to see more benchies though such as Rips and encoding and other stuff that people do all the time but so far its good. (in my experience, a good pi time usually ends up doing well in other apps)
As far as mobo. Theres 1, the AOpen but if you dont mind dishing out $300 go for it....lol. Right now, its not very economical for me. But if you have $1200 to dish on a FX processor then you should consider getting a Core Duo
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post #38 of 52
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Originally Posted by n19htmare
Yeah I know. Not just superpi but 3dMark as well. I would like to see more benchies though such as Rips and encoding and other stuff that people do all the time but so far its good. (in my experience, a good pi time usually ends up doing well in other apps)
As far as mobo. Theres 1, the AOpen but if you dont mind dishing out $300 go for it....lol. Right now, its not very economical for me. But if you have $1200 to dish on a FX processor then you should consider getting a Core Duo
I saw that. I like that it is a 975X motherboard, but for $300 thats insane. ASUS has one, but it is not on the market yet.
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post #39 of 52
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
Your overclocks will be far better with a DFI or ASUS board.

Have you actually used the Epox board? How can you say your overclocks are going to be better? I have had both and the Epox does wonderful. My friend has the Epox w/ a 3700 and he is running at 2.8 rock solid...(on stock cooling)....what makes it better?
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by kingwilliam
Have you actually used the Epox board? How can you say your overclocks are going to be better? I have had both and the Epox does wonderful. My friend has the Epox w/ a 3700 and he is running at 2.8 rock solid.......what makes it better?
Considering that the world records on all on ASUS/DFI boards, I think that speaks for itself.
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