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April 27, 2006 5:37:40 PM

I want a new PC. Only using the display from the old one.

I think I am going to OC and in that case want the "Opteron 165"

I have never OC before, and dont know what RAM and MOBO to buy.

Please help.

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April 28, 2006 3:01:43 AM

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I want a new PC. Only using the display from the old one.

I think I am going to OC and in that case want the "Opteron 165"

I have never OC before, and dont know what RAM and MOBO to buy.

Please help.


I would recommend a DFI LanParty nF4 (or Xpress 3200 if you want ATI) or an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe or Beyond (A8N32-SLI Deluxe, A8N-SLI Deluxe or A8N-SLI Premium), or the EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra, as those are the best overclockers for Socket 939. Memory wise: I would pickup some OCZ Platinum Series memory, as those are the best overclockers RAM. You could also grab some Corsair XMS or Crucial Ballistix/Tracers, though Corsair XMS doesn't overclock as well as OCZ or Crucial, it is often cheaper.

~~Mad Mod Mike, fixin' the world 1 rig at a time
April 28, 2006 7:12:40 AM

So is this what I need?

OCZ 2048MB Dual Channel Platinum Edition
400MHz. (PC3200)
CL 2-3-2-5

Or what is this ?
OCZ 2048MB Dual Channel Platinum Edition
500MHz. (PC4000)
CL 3-3-2-8

If I OC a 165 from 1.8 -> ~2.4 is the PC3200 ok memory?
When would one want the PC4000 ?
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April 28, 2006 7:58:16 AM

I am pretty much one step a ahead of you. Got the Opty 165 and Asus A8R32 MVP deluxe a month or so ago and ran into OCing problems with my value ram, so I just got 2x 1 gig sticks of dual channel OCZ platinum ddr500. Got em in last night but don't plan to begin the OCing till Sunday or Monday.
April 28, 2006 9:19:31 AM

Get the DDR500 so you can hopefully run it 1:1 with ur FSB
April 28, 2006 11:35:52 AM

Quote:
So is this what I need?

OCZ 2048MB Dual Channel Platinum Edition
400MHz. (PC3200)
CL 2-3-2-5

Or what is this ?
OCZ 2048MB Dual Channel Platinum Edition
500MHz. (PC4000)
CL 3-3-2-8

If I OC a 165 from 1.8 -> ~2.4 is the PC3200 ok memory?
When would one want the PC4000 ?


The PC3200 will overclock to 260MHz most likely, and will be cheaper than the PC4000. 267MHz FSB will give you your 2.4GHz, and that RAM should be able to reach 267MHz, but you'll have to relax timings to 3-3-2-8 or 3-3-3-8 probably.

~~Mad Mod Mike, fixin' the world 1 rig at a time
April 28, 2006 12:28:09 PM

I am trying to decide between "DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR EXPERT" and "Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe".

I wory that the Lanparty chipset fan will break down or be loud. Asus has heat pipe passive cooling. But I get the feeling that DFI is best quality. And I want the PC to just work for 3 years or so :) 

Can the the PC-4000 memory be worse than the PC-3200 ? I dont have a clue here ! If the PC-4000 memory is always better, I am prepared to pay the difference.

- OCZ PC3200 EL Platinum Dual channel 2048MB kit DDR400, CL 2,0-2-3-5 @ 2,6-2,75V
- OCZ PC4000 EB Platinum Dual channel 2048MB kit DDR500, CL 3,0-3-2-8 @ 2,8-2,9V

There was also this memory:
- OCZ PC3200 EL Platinum XTC Dual channel 2048MB kit DDR400, CL 2,0-2-3-5 @ 2,7-3,0V
- OCZ PC4000 EL Platinum XTC Dual channel 2048MB kit DDR500, CL 3,0-3-3-8 @ 2,7-3,0V

What is the most stabel best quality combination I could select ?
Price is not an issue, as these products are in the same price range.

I hope these are compatible, becauses I have no clue what the numbers mean :) 
April 28, 2006 12:48:45 PM

Actually Mike from what I've seen the DDR400 is the same cost as the DDR500.

Right now on Newegg the Corsair XMS DDR400 2-2-3-5 (i think) is $188 with a $50 rebate.

G.SKILL DDR500 is $157.
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