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Puzzled decision

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  1. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    I have a dilemma in deciding which cpu and setup please hlep me:

    AMD Athlon 64 3000 90 nm
    Asus A8V Mobo
    ThermalTake A1838 Heatsink with G675 Shin Etsu Grease
    = $318 USD
    I will overclock to about 2.2 GHZ, is that good considering that heatsink?

    AMD Athlon 64 3500 130 nm
    Asus A8V Mobo
    ThermalTake A1838 Heatsink with G675 Shin Etsu Grease
    = $414 USD A little too much
    Again will that heatsink do the job?

    AMD Athlon 64 3500 130 nm retail
    Asus A8V Mobo
    = $393 USD A little too much
    Again will that heatsink do the job?

    AMD Athlon 64 3500 130 nm retail
    Asus A8V Mobo
    = $299 USD With Rebate, no installation, no heatsink, so about 60 or 70 dollars and no HL2 (n)
    Tiger direct --
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1087917&Sku=MBM-A8VD-3400

    Will be putting 512 of corsair in thier for now, will updrade to dual channel

    I will use the sytem for mid gaming, HL2, countrerstrike source, far cry, a lot of applications and multi tasking and dvd encoding. Not editing.

    Also The bundle is pre configured so i dont have to pay a fee for building it my self and it comes with HL2 and far cry...at monarchcomputers.com

    Should i go intel?

    Thanks
    Danny
     
  2. Arcadion

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    I'd go with the Socket 939 3000+ (that's the first one in your list), I've read that it overclocks to 2.6GHz or so.
     
  3. computerwiz5

    computerwiz5 Thread Starter

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    Thats what i was thinking but i dont want to over clock it to much, about 2.2, will it gives me good performance for what i listed.

    Thanks
     
  4. Arcadion

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    C'mon, be a man, that CPU is just begging to go higher than that ;)
     
  5. computerwiz5

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    I dont know 2.2 seems fair, but can i do all the things i neeed with this cpu overclocked to 2.2?

    Thanks
     
  6. computerwiz5

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    any other thoughts?
     
  7. Cell

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    you should be able to do all the stuff you want overclocked at 2.2ghz.

    and i agree 2.2ghz may be fair for overclocking but if you can overclock it more why not!!
     
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