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Old 05-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

K guys here is my list so far (none of it ordered):

Amd 3200+ 2.0ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

eVGA nforce4 sli mobo (not changing)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188002

eVGA 7600gt 256mb 128bit 580core/1500memory (prolly best for its price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

Cruicial Ballistix 1gb (512x2) dual channel ddr400 (later sell and get 2x1gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148007

Creative Soundblaster Audigy (this should give me a couple more fps right?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003

Hitachi Deskstar Sata 3gb/s 80gb 8mb cache 7k (not changing)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145082

Antec TruepowerII 550watt Sli Support
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103931

Antec Solution Case Black (now this is cheap/nice...plus i dont want a big flashy case...also seems to have good ventilation and a good build)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129152

Also may get this gaming mouse because mine is almost broken from abuse
Razer Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153103

Cost:730...w/o mouse 700...what do u think...also will be for bf2..hl2..and games of the sort


now about the opteron vs. 3200+...now i have heard opteron's can overclock much further then a 3200+...but rnt they older....here was the one i was thinking about since it would have the 10x multiplyer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103598
which one do u guys suggest...3200+ or Opteron 146

K now back to RAM...should i spend 90 dollars on 2x512mb or just buy a 1gb stick and buy another one later...they will still be exact matches right???also should i look at ocz or the 1gb stick???...also should i look into ddr500 sticks so i could oc???

Now will that soundblaster even though its cheap still help me with a couple frames???




ok now further into the future this thing is already good for sli and another 1gb....so 2x7600gt...and 2gb dual channel....but...whould the processor not keep up...or would the opteron do fine??? thx ....or should i just look at a 3400+ since it should have a higher mulitplyer??? thx
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

would this be good for RAM???
OCZ Gold DDR500 Cas.3 Timing 3-4-3-8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227068
then later get another to do dual channel?!?!? thx
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

Opterons can overclock much better...and they're just awesome! But if you have the cash, I'd get the dual core opteron! Venus core socket 939
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

hmmm...k thx...but r opteron's better overall compared to the 3000's..(3000-3800)...i mean like i know they have a 1mb cache over a 512kb...but what are some other pluses??? thx...also r opteron's newer or older
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

http://www.devx.com/amd/Article/27340

Also, I believe opterons have been out a bit longer, considering they wer eonly socket 940 for a while, and just recently expanded into 939.
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

thx man...good article...umm do u have a 3200+ or opteron??...also what about the soundcard? and ram? thx....yeh i think im stickin with the opteron
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I have a 3000+...wish I had gotten an opteron..

Soundcard? A soundcard isn't going to give you more frames per second...a sound card deals with sound and sound only.

RAM? crucial ballistix is great ram, and 1gb is pretty good, 2gb will be great.
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

yeh well some people say that it takes a little bit of a load of the mobo so it can help speed things up a bit ...thx
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Opertons are better for overclocking. Get one of those if you plan to overclock!
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Default Re: New Build...Still ?'s...3200+ or Opteron?!?!? thx

yeh i play on oc'ing....people have gotten them to go from 2.5 to past 3.0ghz ..also its going to be a gaming computer...later on if i have it oc'd to at least 2.7 and have 2x7600gt's ...and 2gb dual channel ddr500...will it be bottlenecking??? thx
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