APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Between May 4th - 7th BUDGET RANGE: ~$700 give or take (Max is $750) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, Internet Surf PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:www.newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA OVERCLOCKING: Yes, later on SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, later on MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
I plan to eventually use CrossFire, and Overclock my CPU but not just yet that will be a few months later possibly when i do ill pick up either a Coolmaster V8 or a Zalman 9900
I've heard that the ASUS board isn't always compatible with C3 AM3 CPU's hopefully by then they have a new revision out when i purchase and would it be the right choice along with the AMD 955 BE?
My HDD is ATA100 and the Mobo has ATA133 PATA, anyone know if it would be compatible? Eventually ill get a SATA HDD when im able to afford it, im just trying to get a computer up and running then expand it later
Was trying to salvage my old pc parts, and so far i have only found 2 that are good candidates
While we have been criticized for going with dual GPUs in a value-oriented gaming machine, the fact remains that two Radeon HD 4850s offer far better performance than any single $200 GPU. To get this level of performance from a single graphics card with one GPU, you would need to spend about $100 more for a Radeon HD 5850. A well-designed $500-$600 gaming PC will more than likely sport just a single GPU, but an extra $100 or so can go a long way in terms of boosting gaming performance.
I got the AMD 955 BE, because your not always guaranteed to get the 4th core unlocked, and its lack of L3 Cash in the 435 Rana
well the reason why i had chosen the C2 is because the Mobo was originaly made for C2 but they have new revisions (and im not sure if they have updated their shipment to support C3) and i dont have another AM3 processor to flash the bios to get the C3 to work
other than that everything seems ok, but how is the Heat Spreaders on A-Data? from the G.skill design they seem like they would be a better choice for their heat spreaders