is the opteron144 or 146 any good
thinking of upgrading my system (it is old and the 4600ti is fried) so will need a new mobo/cpu/ram/power supply/graphics card/and maybe some extra cooling
like the oc for opteron but is it any good also any tips for the rest will only go to 6800gs or x800gto2
other option is to just get cheap 6600 agp card and await new amd boards later this year?
I agree with wusy you'll get the best results with a high end Motherboard. I would pick the 6800GS for a video card as well. Also if your budget would allow the Opteron 165 is an outstanding choice. :!:
How far do you think you will try to OC your system? This will effect how much you will need to spend on Mem. I Have a Rosewill Value RV450S and it works great for me. (Only running a XP 2400 OCed to 2115 )
If your budget is tight you could always use a budget line now and upgrade to a high end later. I've been using GeIL 1GB Kit DDR400 Value Series. Considering how little I paid for it I have no complaints about the performance it gives.
I correct myself, 20 and 24 pins. I'm gonna have the same issue, if your PSU is rather old, yet you want to keep it (it's 400W so it's fairly good), check if it supports 24pins, some PSU can allow you to turn their 24pins into 20pins to fit the motherboard. Anyways, I have the same problem, Wusy suggested getting a simple adapter.