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Old 01-13-2007, 11:30 AM   #1
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Well I haven't really posted on this forum a lot, but I have a problem, I'm thinking of updating my PC. So far I have two set ups. The first one is an AMD and it has the folowing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135040

ECS KN3 SLI2 (1.0) Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103751

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

Now this set up is about $475.93.

The second setup is Intel, now I know they have the best possessors but the first set up (AMD) its easier to overclock from what I've heard.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128017

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115004

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

and

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820211064

A-DATA 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Please if you can help me out. I don't know much about overclocking and I'm going to use the computer for gaming and some more gaming. Right now I have a 32-bit 3.0 Pentum 4 with an Intel Motherboard and 1 gig of PC 5400 Ram witch I'm going to sell for app. 100 dollars (also could you advise me on how much i should sell my current parts?) Thanks for reading
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Martin check your links they don't work
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:41 AM   #3
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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Well, I would definitely go for the Intel setup. The Core2Duo's put the Athlon 64's to shame. The E6400 is a nice processor, but if you have the extra money, go for the E6600. It's supposedly amazing, and also has been reported to have been overclocked to 4.0 GHz on only air cooling (no water cooling, from 2.4 GHz. That's a 66% overclock!).

As for the motherboard, if you're going for value, that is a great one. The only thing is that if you are planning on overclocking a lot, it sounds like this motherboard gets pretty hot. But for the value, you can't really go wrong. If you want to do some heavy overclocking though, spend a few more bucks and get the Asus P5B-E:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070

That memory seems good, the only thing I would think about is that since it's not really a well known brand, you won't know how well it's gonna overclock until you actually test it. Eventually, you may also want to add another 1 GB of RAM, but I would wait until you save up more money.

If you do a lot of gaming, you may want to consider upgrading your graphics card. What do you have right now?

I bet you can probably get around $100 for those parts.
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definitely the intel one. But I'd use the corsair ram in the amd build, the price is almost the same.
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thanks guys, i think ill go with that mother board (the ASUS one) and ill move the Corseair because they are a better known brand. thanks a lot, if anyone else has input please tell me what you think

Edit: Also i have a 420 watt Power supply and a 6month old 7600 GT on 1500, 580 will the CPU ram and the new Mobo requier more power or is the one i have now ok?
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I'd upgrade if I were you, but it should be OK. You can get a nice power supply for under $100, though. I've got this 550 watt PSU, only just over $50, and it's amazing. With the setup in my sig, I have never ever had a single problem with it. Plus it looks awesome!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017

Anything by Antec, Thermaltake, Enermax, or OCZ is usually good quality though. My advice is to always check the reviews on Newegg before buying any PC parts, they tend to be very reliable in my experience.
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well i was wondering if it would hold out, because im scares on money as it is, but i will consider it for the next update and i will read the revies on the products i have chosen thanks for the advise
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I think that it should be fine, just if you upgrade the video card any more you'll definitely need a new PSU.
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