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    mobo cpu advice needed

    Hi folks, i'm putting a new machine together, so far have chosen:

    MOBO: Abit NF7-S v2.0 nForce2 (Socket A) Motherboard (MB-028-AB)

    PROCESSOR: AMD Athlon "Thoroughbred" XP 2600+ 333FSB (Socket A) CPU - OEM (CP-030-AM)

    MEMORY: Corsair TWINX3200LL which should run at 400MHz??

    are the above all well compatible and can anyone recommend a good SATA HD for the mobo and a case that this board fits neatly into?

    thoughts please! TIA

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    i can recommend a 2500+ barton instead of the 2600+, they are about £65 and voerclock to about 2.5ghz if ur lucky

    the rams fien for that mobo

    case depends on what u like.. ive just got a cheap biege case but with lots of mods so it looks a lot nicer than most

    for sata harddisks get a maxtor one... try to get a 120gb or bigger, with 8mb cache model so that u can have the 3year warrenty instead of one year

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    cool but does that mobo definately take the bartons? i thought it was athlon XPs only?
    AMD Barton 2500 / NForce2-s V2 / Corsair TwinMX 3200 LL

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    Yeah get a Barton 2500+ imo.
    Had one at 2400mhz b4 and a 2600+ could only do 2100mhz stable

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    • Trash Man's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LE Z77
      • CPU:
      • i5 2550k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB 1600 DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 128GB Crucial SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1.5GB 580 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet 680W E9
      • Case:
      • CM 830 Stacker
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 x 2
      • Internet:
      • 20mb IDNet ADSL
    That board will run the Bartons with no trouble and you will get very good OCing results with it as well.

    The memory is also a good choice and 400Mhz is the default speed for it so it will more than likely go way past that mark.

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    I'll vouch for the 2500+ (I've got one in my nf7-s) - v. good value for the performance.

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    do the 2500 that overclock have to have certain core codes?

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    As far as cases go....

    There are two routes you can take. the steel or the aluminum.

    I had a £30 steel one, with the temperatures at about 50/60 degrees. This had a generic 300watt PSU. It was not good.

    I recently got a Lian-li PC-60, with a 450watt levicom PSU. and have not been dissappointed. It has taken about 10/20 degrees (depending on the oc..) and is quiter. It came with 4 fans too
    It rocks..

    If i were u, then i would get a aluminum.

    Will

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    Originally posted by Bobby Sixkiller
    do the 2500 that overclock have to have certain core codes?
    Yes - I've got one that can only do just over 2GHz and no more, but I think all the one's at www.cpucity.co.uk have the stepping listed, so just find out if that stepping is a good one (I think they only stock one's which are). If there's anywhere else that can guarantee to supply you with an exact chip then try there to (if anyone knows anywhere else).

    Bruno

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