Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: final i hope

  1. #1
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin

    final i hope

    with a roughly 500 pound budget for my gaming machine ive come up with :

    Gaming build cost
    AMD 64 3200 venice £111.98
    Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe £99.57
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 £61.69
    PNY Verto GeForce 6 6600GT PCI-E 128MB GDDR3 £100.06
    Tagan TG430-U15 430W £55.17
    £45.65
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro £17.57
    pherifrals £8.31

    Total £500

    comments would be cool and also what is the best thermal paste to use for a amd 64 proccesor

  2. #2
    Senior Member sawyen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Sheffield University
    Posts
    3,658
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    22 times in 21 posts
    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    Get the 3200+ venice OEM if ur going to use the AC Pro 64.. U cud save like 6 quid on the mem if u get Scan value memories.. they run 3-3-3-8 at 1T, 2.5-3-2-8 1T on higher volts..

    U can get away with a cheaper board if u'd drop SLI.. Then add that cash + a little extra to total up for a decent 6800GS..
    Me want Ultrabook


  3. #3
    Senior Member skuzgib's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Bromsgrove, Worcestershire / Durham
    Posts
    1,917
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Looks good. I'd have an opteron 146 rather than the venice though

  4. #4
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin
    opteron? whats so beneficial over a venice? well tbh i want to get a sli board so i can get another 6600 gt or maybe in a few months sell 6600 gt for like 50-60 quid and put towards buying 2 and will the scan value ram be dual channel checked? and also doesnt the oem just come with the processor and no manual/components

  5. #5
    Yeah dude! NightshadowUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    2,165
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    59 times in 57 posts
    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb
    The difference being the 1MB cache instead of the Venice's 512KB... also, the Opteron's generally overclock like crazy.

    If I was you I wouldn't go near Scan's value RAM, go for Corsair's Value Select.

    The OEM versions don't come with the stock heat sink & fan, I believe that to be the only difference (correct me if I'm wrong people). They may not come with a manual but why would you need one for a CPU??

  6. #6
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin
    opteron is a s940 but i cant find any mobos that are s940 so i think ill stick with the venice but i will see before i buy the venice if some1 is selling a 2nd hand san diego or maybe see how much the prices have gone down for the san diego cpu and so corsair value ram is better then the geil dual channel set?

  7. #7
    Yeah dude! NightshadowUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Bolton
    Posts
    2,165
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked
    59 times in 57 posts
    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb
    No no, S939 chips are available. Two examples here and here.

    With regards to the RAM, basic RAM is all the same, the Corsair's just cheaper than your Geil...

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    193
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    The OEM versions don't come with the stock heat sink & fan, I believe that to be the only difference (correct me if I'm wrong people). They may not come with a manual but why would you need one for a CPU??
    OEM version comes with 1yr warranty, retail comes with 3yr.

    It's too quiet...

  9. #9
    Senior Member Dark Horse's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    999
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    Quote Originally Posted by Oakleyb
    OEM version comes with 1yr warranty, retail comes with 3yr.
    Is that for all AMD chips? My housemate bought a 3500+ venice oem from ebuyer about 6 months and it has started playing up but I can't find anything about how much warranty it is...

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    winchester
    Posts
    577
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer^
    opteron is a s940 but i cant find any mobos that are s940 so i think ill stick with the venice but i will see before i buy the venice if some1 is selling a 2nd hand san diego or maybe see how much the prices have gone down for the san diego cpu and so corsair value ram is better then the geil dual channel set?

    yer i was going to build a opteron pc myself till i got some other cheaper parts as u can c in my system bit i got a gd price lol

    but yer generally there is no point getting a 3200 venice when u can have the same chip for less scan 100 pounds atm for a 146 opteron 2.0 clock with twice as much cache so tbh u may aswell get one mate,i have heard that samsung value ram is good also??
    go corsair though,also there is an asus board below the delux which is the an8-sli and for the system ur building u wont notice any difference between the two its still sli compatible and as the other guy said your way better off with a 6800 series the performance gap from the 6600 is huge.

  11. #11
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin
    so if i got AMD 146 Opteron-UP 2.0GHz 64bit 1Mb Cache S939 *OEM it would work in a asus a8n-sli motherboard? and the arctic cooling freezer 64 pro will fit on it aswell right?

    btw which thermal paste/pad is best for amd cpu?

  12. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    winchester
    Posts
    577
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    yes thats correct it will, erm
    Akasa ShinEtsu Thermal Interface Pads provide good cooling for ever lol simalar to the amd supplied ones go for these if u plan not to remove cpu in the near future

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound goes hard after a while but provides superior cooling for a time get this if u are changing cpu in the near future or are doing some big time overclocking as you will need all the thermal help u can get otherwise go pads,
    hope i have helped

  13. #13
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin
    yeah you have man but ur def sure that the opteron will work on the asus a8n sli mobo? i know the mobo says a64/fx compatable but i thought that it wld of said opteron compatable aswell??

    also the corsair value ram has a cl 2.5 now isnt it better to be low? im reading up on memory cuz the latency terms r a bit iffy and last but not least will the corsair value ram have been tested dual channel?

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    winchester
    Posts
    577
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    yes it will have been, and he only reason it doesnt say that opteron compatible is that opteron are server chips and they have been made desktop compatible more recently than the board was made,my has a sticker that they put on that says opteron on it,but it will deffo work yer low the better

  15. #15
    Destroyer of worlds Destroyer^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Kingston
    Posts
    969
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    7 times in 4 posts
    • Destroyer^'s system
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.6ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2 X 1gb geil low latence 800 mhz and 2x2Gb Black Dragon
      • Storage:
      • 250 gb WD 7,200 rpm, 60gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 maxcore 216 core
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 530W
      • Case:
      • Antec p182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Neovo and 24" LG HD
      • Internet:
      • 50 mb Virgin
    k thanks for your help ill be ordering my system over the next few weeks when i get the money for xmas and work as my stsem will cost £527 which for a 18 yr old student is alot of money haha and i hope to get a 6800gs but lets see what happens

  16. #16
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    winchester
    Posts
    577
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    im 18 also mate it sucks doesnt it, and i think i have been ripped off on parts so i may get me an opteron also lol

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Final Fantasy Fest at E3
    By Nick in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-04-2005, 05:41 PM
  2. Replies: 213
    Last Post: 07-02-2005, 05:59 PM
  3. Help :)
    By Thanos in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-01-2005, 08:29 PM
  4. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 29-08-2004, 11:56 AM
  5. Final Fantasy
    By retroborg in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 18-12-2003, 06:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •