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    Help me decide new cpu or not?

    I've just seen I can buy a socket 939 AMD Opteron 185, 2.6GHz for £215. Is it worth it or a waste of money?

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    no, its not worth it...

    might aswell buy C2D + board + DDR2 ram at that price

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    Waste of money... better of changing to C2D or AM3 later...

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    for that price you can get 2gb or dewcent overclocking ram, a cdc e4300 and an overclocking board..so no its not lol

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    Ok from the same shop I can get

    Asus PB5
    E4300
    Corsair 2048MB PC5400 675 MHz

    comes too £215

    Would I be able to overclock to 3ghz with that ram or would I need the faster PC6400 stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reapsy View Post
    Ok from the same shop I can get

    Asus PB5
    E4300
    Corsair 2048MB PC5400 675 MHz

    comes too £215

    Would I be able to overclock to 3ghz with that ram or would I need the faster PC6400 stuff?
    333x9=3GHz RAM at 2:1 would be 666Mhz so you should be fine.

    Where are you shopping btw ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    333x9=3GHz RAM at 2:1 would be 666Mhz so you should be fine.

    Where are you shopping btw ?
    Oh right thats good coz the pc6400 is more expensive

    http://www.komplett.co.uk

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    This look any good?

    E4300 = £73
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=532081

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro = £12
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340995

    Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3 = £70
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=437659

    GeIL 2GB PC6400C4 Ultra Low Latency = £73 (incl del)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-058-GL&tool=3

    And overclock the lot? G

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    You dont need 800MHz ram, 667MHz will get you to 3GHz, 667MHz cas4 will overclock a certain amount esp. if u relax the timings.
    You only really need 800MHz ram for the 6400/20 and 6300/20 or for super high clocks with top end cooling.

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    Get some multiple orders at ebuyer with google checkout going
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    Hmm was just reading about that new intel quad core chip running at 3.33Ghz. I think I might wait and see how much one of those costs. I never did have much luck when it comes to overclocking anyway.

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    If you are wanting to upgrade and spend even less then the S939 AMD X2 4200+ can be had for £82.24 at scan. That'd give you a performance boost without having to dump your old system.

    Depends whether you are going for a very top of the line system or just wanting one that will do everything fine but not quite as zippy.

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    Well I'm after 10k or more in 3dmark 06 I don't think the 4200+ is gunna get me there.

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    Fair enough, if you're going for benchmark scores then C2D all the way.

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    Well I guess I should have said I'm after a better framerate in my game of choice DDO but as I can't bench it I was using 3dmark as a guide. Getting around 5k in 3dmark 06 atm with the 3200+

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