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Old 10-29-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Just ordered my new 'super budget' computer.

Here are the specs:

Msi 945p Neo 5-f motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo, E2160 1.8ghz
1.5gb of ram (from my old pc)
160gb hard drive
Cheapish case with 400w psu
DVD RW (from my old pc)
Vista
19in w/screen tft (from my old pc)

All this cost me 157

When it comes out ill add an 8800gt 512mb

One question, does anyone know anything about the motherboard? Specifically its overclocking ability, because I bought it hoping to overclock the hell out of the cpu (its got serious headroom). I want it to get to at least 2.6ghz. If its a poor overclocker im a bit screwed- that cpu is not great at stock speeds...
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Just ordered my new 'super budget' computer.

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Here are the specs:

Msi 945p Neo 5-f motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo, E2160 1.8ghz
1.5gb of ram (from my old pc)
160gb hard drive
Cheapish case with 400w psu
DVD RW (from my old pc)
Vista
19in w/screen tft (from my old pc)

All this cost me 157

When it comes out ill add an 8800gt 512mb

One question, does anyone know anything about the motherboard? Specifically its overclocking ability, because I bought it hoping to overclock the hell out of the cpu (its got serious headroom). I want it to get to at least 2.6ghz. If its a poor overclocker im a bit screwed- that cpu is not great at stock speeds...
MSI boards are usually okay overclockers, getting 2.6 may be attainable. However I recommend buying a proper PSU before attempting to overclock. With the price of ram, I'd recommend running 2x 1GB DDRII 667 at a minimum as well.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Just ordered my new 'super budget' computer.

Changed the motherboard to a Gigabyte GA P35 S3 now.

Bit more expensive but should be worth it.

Im going to get the ram eventually...
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