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my old system died (power supply blew and took everything with it) and so now i need to get a new computer basically. i'm really tight on funds so can anyone suggest to me an inexpensive dual-core processor that can be overclocked fairly well? i'm posting in the amd forums as well becuase i have no preference towards one manf. or another at this point. thanks in advance
 

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Just keep it in one forum.<br />
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What's the budget? And which parts can you recycle?
 

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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116001" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116001</a>
 

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</div>Hey Fishie, is that the processor anandtech did a article on a while back, about how it could hit 4GHz with little effort in most cases? If so, that would be my choice, and if you wanted to go with AMD an Opteron 165 would be my choice. I think you would get better performance for the dollar with the intel chip though.
 

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with regards to the budget, i'd say no more than 4-500USD<br />
about the parts i've got a socket A sempron, an AGP gefore 5500, and some sticks of ddr 400. i'm willing to get a mobo with onboard graphics as long as it has a pcix16 so i can upgrade later. same thing with the ram, i'll just buy half a gig of ddr2 for now just so i can get by
 

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90usd for a dualie is looking mighty appealing...now how bout a mobo? or should i head on over to a different forum?<br />
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edit: the opty 165 isn't bad either/ i'll have to look and see if i can find one unlocked....<br />
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second edit: *is going to be looking for a long time*
 

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WOW, I guess I should re-count my lucky stars. I blew out my PSU last week too. I am using a spare PSU now, and so far all is OK. What made your PSU go? I also second the nudge for the 805. Sorry to hear about the bad luck.
 

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You can get all parts for around $500:<br />
<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">GigaByte: GA-965P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express</a> $117.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819116001" target="_blank">Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 2.66GHz</a> $89.49</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231050" target="_blank">G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)</a> $134.99</li>
<li>Video: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130062" target="_blank">eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3</a> $132.99</li>
</ul>Total: $475.46 + $9.54 shipping = $485.00
 

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Might wanna add in a new PSU there Chozart. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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i have no idea what actually killed the psu. i was doing something on the comp and the psu started makin wierd noises so i turned the comp off right away and let it sit for a while, then opened it off, dusted inside the psu, checked connections and stuff. but then it wouldnt turn on, so i unplugged all the nonvital stuff, then it turned on but before bios could the psu scared me *****less with some loud pops and smoke....it happend a few months ago and iv had to use a friends comp ever since...realllllllly looking forward to having my own comp again <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">90usd for a dualie is looking mighty appealing...now how bout a mobo? or should i head on over to a different forum?<br />
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edit: the opty 165 isn't bad either/ i'll have to look and see if i can find one unlocked....</div>

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</div>Your not going to find an Opteron with an unlocked multiplier, only the FX series chips have unlocked multis.
 

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LOL Tubno... your right <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">GigaByte: GA-965P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express</a> $117.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819116001" target="_blank">Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield 2.66GHz</a> $89.49</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231048" target="_blank">G.SKILL 512MB DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)</a> $62.99</li>
<li>Video: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130062" target="_blank">eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3</a> $132.99</li>
<li>PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954" target="_blank">FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, 450W</a> $48.99</li>
</ul>Total: $452.45<br />
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AMD option:<br />
<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131530" target="_blank">ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX</a> $85.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103588" target="_blank">AMD Opteron 165 Denmark 1.8GHz Socket 939</a> $159.99</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820144330" target="_blank">GeIL Value 512MB DDR 400 (PC 3200)</a> $56.99</li>
<li>Video: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130062" target="_blank">eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3</a> $132.99</li>
<li>PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817104954" target="_blank">FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, 450W</a> $48.99</li>
</ul>Total: $484.95 <br />
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I like the Intel option, since it's very upgradable (Core 2 Duo ready!)<br />
I did pick only 512MB RAM for now. Just add a second stick if you have the money (or if you can spend like $550, get 1GB now)
 
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