i am a newbie in building computers and am having a hard time picking the proc i know that the optys can oc to near fx-60. what i am wondering is which proc to pick to someone that isnt that use to overclocking???
well i would normally use the comp for gamming and the most i would spend is around 500. im leaning towards the 170 but worried about ocing it since this is the first time for me. is ocing really that easy?
When I eventually upgrade I plan to get an Opteron 165 or Opteron 170 (i think. the 2.0GHz one).
What I'm worried about with the 165 is how much I'd have to OC it to hit 2.5 GHz (thats as much as I want).
My plan is to get the Asus NForce4 SLI Premium.
For RAM I'm wondering what I need. I always thought that you want to run the RAM at the same speed as the FSB or in this case the HTT. Or since the Athlons don't have a FSB does it not matter what speed each is at? But since it will try to run each at the same speed you just have to set a different divider?
My question is that with the RAM he says he's going to get (which I'd also like to use) would getting to 2.5GHz be a problem? I don't mind relaxing the timings.
is the arctic cooling freezer 64 pro a good hsf for the optys or should i just go with the thermalright??
Yes, that RAM would be ideal for the job.
When the same fan are used the SI-120 will perform slighly better than AC Freezer64 Pro.
Unless you can find the Freezer cheaper than SI-120, the SI-120 is still the way to go for top perofrmance value HSF.
I can find the freezer for less than half the price of the SI-120. Also, you still have to buy a fan with the 120, s Actic Cooling is much cheaper for me.