Originally Posted by CoMpUtaFrEek
I'm on a huge upgrading spree for my computer at the moment.
List of things buying/bought:
Athlon 2200+ XP-M
Coolermaster Jet 7+
Arctic Silver 5
New Custom Case
2x256 DDR 400 RAM
Radeon 9600 Pro
Hopefully it'll improve my system a bit
Unless your Motherboard doesnt support 333mhz bus then 2200+ is a bit slow. I had that running in a system i bought over 2 years ago.
Also, correct me if I am wrong, but Im not - a 2200+ isn't a barton core.
If your bus supports it you can get a 3000+ for almost a 100 dollars. Just make sure you choose UPS or FEDEX shipping, No USPS. I learned the hard way. My cpu was damaged in the mail, but it still works fine. Runs a little hot though.
You also might as well wait for the radeon 10 series graphics cards to start stocking up on the shelves. You could then get a faster graphics card for a cheaper price. Who knows you could even get a X600 or something.
Definately go with the Artic Silver, it is the best stuff you can find here in the USA. But Since you are everywhere, a store in the UK carries this stuff called Shin Etsu, it is the shizzle.
Unless you are looking for a freaken cool looking heatsink i wouldnt go with that Coolmaster Jet. Its rather large and ineffective.
Hopefully I could be of some help.