Hey all, I am in the process of rebuilding my comp, I already have a k8nxp-sli (nforce4 sli) and a a64 3000
1gb of pqi memory (that doesnt oc very well) anyways I was gonna ask, I know it would be cheaper to get some new ram (been looking at geil ultra ddr500 cl 2.5) and a better cooling solution to oc with OR, a new proc, in wich case I was curious, is the 4000 worth the cash? or get the 3800, since I cant afford a fx anyhow, thanks for any ideas
If I was being a frugal speed freak, I would drop the ram speed to see how far I can OC the CPU (while keeping the ram at or below spec). If the CPU doesn't OC very far, then buy the faster CPU and run it stock until you can get better ram. If the CPU will OC to 3800 speed+ (2.4 or so), then your $ would be better spent on OC-able RAM.
To Endyen, thank you so much, I have built systems for about 5years now, but I am fairly new to the whole 64 setup, with the HT, and fsb, I did as you suggested, and was able to lock the ram at 333, and dropped the HT to 4x with 247 (most it would go) fsb, I went from (oced @ 218mhz fsb) 1.97ghz and a score of 3596 pcmarks (2004) to 4271 pcmarks @ 2.2ghz, I do belive its time to invest in a better cooling solution, and some ddr500 ram. Thanks again