Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Review before order!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Review before order!!

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Here is a setup that i want to get. i am limited to 450$.

Motherbaord:ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD Motherboard - OEM - Refurbished - 45$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813157081R

CPU: 3000+ Venice - 111$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

Video Card: eVGA 6600GT AGP - Free from my current rig
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...P=OTC-SHOPPING

Hard DRive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 51$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

Cooling: Thermaltake Big Typhoon - 37$ Refurbished
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835106061R

Case: ASPIRE X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-RD Black Body/Red Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -58$ - 10 Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144106

Ram: 2-3-2-5-T1 Patriot 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model PDC1G3200LLK - Retail 85$ - 22 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220006

PSU: FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN, RoHS, 12cm FAN, version 2.0, 2 SATA, 20+ 4 pin, PCI Express, 400W Power Supply - Retail 40$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

What do you think? Should i spend 20$ to get the non-refurbished motherboard?

Total incl. S&H: $460.31
-32$ rebate
$428.31
post #2 of 25
If you intend on taking that Venice to the moon, I would not go with the ASRock. If you don't intend on going much higher than 2.3GHz then it is a fine, stable board.

Otherwise it's a fine grouping for the pricing you have done. It will get the job done.

R
Roped In
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k P8P67 Pro Rev (3.1) @ B3 XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 9-11-9-28 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 X Callisto Deluxe 25nm 60GB Plextor PX-B910SA 4x Blu-ray DVD-RW Win7 64 2 x Samsung 275T+ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX10000 Antec 1200 Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
Splatter Game Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Roped In
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k P8P67 Pro Rev (3.1) @ B3 XFX Radeon HD 6950 XXX 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 9-11-9-28 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 X Callisto Deluxe 25nm 60GB Plextor PX-B910SA 4x Blu-ray DVD-RW Win7 64 2 x Samsung 275T+ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair HX10000 Antec 1200 Logitech G7 
Mouse Pad
Splatter Game Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 25
That looks good man. Pretty hard to shave any money off the build except maybe a little on the case and PSU. Maybe you should try to sell your 6600gt or save up and get a better video card. Like maybe a 7600gt. Of course you could always get that later.
Opulentia
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus p8z68 M Pro GTX 670 FTW 4gb 2x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256gb Samsung 850 Pro 1xDVDRW 1xDVD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo with additional fan  Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Runco 947 via component to DVI-I converter at 1... Logitech K360 Sunbeam Nuo Coolermaster HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Black Onkyo SR-508 reciever Energy RC-70 towers 
  hide details  
Reply
Opulentia
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus p8z68 M Pro GTX 670 FTW 4gb 2x4gb DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256gb Samsung 850 Pro 1xDVDRW 1xDVD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo with additional fan  Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Runco 947 via component to DVI-I converter at 1... Logitech K360 Sunbeam Nuo Coolermaster HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Performance MX Black Onkyo SR-508 reciever Energy RC-70 towers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 25
I would buy a new motherboard myself, but it is a personal preference. If you want more than the one year warranty that Newegg offers for that product make sure you get that. ASRock does not warranty directly through the end user, you will have to deal with the reseller so this is critical to look into. I know this is budget system but you should look at better PSU. It is the backbone of your system and do not get the attention they deserve in budget builds.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
i heard that that psu is good and stable. i need that board because of the agp now and pci-e later function it does

later i plan on getting a 7600gt and a second hard drive for raid
post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ropey
If you intend on taking that Venice to the moon, I would not go with the ASRock. If you don't intend on going much higher than 2.3GHz then it is a fine, stable board.

Otherwise it's a fine grouping for the pricing you have done. It will get the job done.

R
Ropey is right this is an important consideration because the 3000+ has a x9 multiplier and with the ASRock bios 1.3 or newer their is a HTT cap at 274. If you use bios version 1.1 or 1.2 you can usually get to around a 300 HTT. So in theory you could get around 2.7 with this board and that would be really decent, very decent really.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by euphoricmix
Ropey is right this is an important consideration because the 3000+ has a x9 multiplier and with the ASRock bios 1.3 or newer their is a HTT cap at 274. If you use bios version 1.1 or 1.2 you can usually get to around a 300 HTT. So in theory you could get around 2.7 with this board and that would be really decent, very decent really.
so can i change the bios to version 1.1 or 1.2? i plan on going to 2.4-2.5 on this setup. is that possible
post #8 of 25
Oh yea, it is possible. The motherboard is a very decent overclocker. Those bios versions would be fine for you, and I also put a thread in the AMD bios section about modded bios for that board. The later bios were to add x2 chips, Opterons, etc. Most overclockers with that board use ASRock bios version 1.2 or a modded bios based on it.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L MSI 9800GT Mushkin 2x1GB DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400GB / Seagate 80GB Asus 18X DVD-Burner Vista Ultimate 32-bit KDS 22" LCD 
PowerCaseMouse
Mushkin 550W Antec P180B Logitech Mx500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 25
FSP makes some damn good unrated psu's thats a great psu that will do you good. awesome research you did in choosing you componenets
The Move
(13 items)
 
Son's Rig
(14 items)
 
 
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 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
Mouse
Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
The Move
(13 items)
 
Son's Rig
(14 items)
 
 
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 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' Logitech Antec 500W Antec 300 Illusion 
Mouse
Logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 25
Does the refub BT come with the mounting kit? Otherwise your gunna have to fork out a little more to get it.
Studio Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 2.6 Ghz I forget. nVidia 8400 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x320GB, 1x750GB CD/DVD+-RW Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 & Arch Linux 64bit 19inch Acer X193W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech UltraSlim Pathetic 350w Cube 2 Quid Bargain Bin Thing 
  hide details  
Reply
Studio Machine
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 2.6 Ghz I forget. nVidia 8400 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x320GB, 1x750GB CD/DVD+-RW Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 & Arch Linux 64bit 19inch Acer X193W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech UltraSlim Pathetic 350w Cube 2 Quid Bargain Bin Thing 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Review before order!!