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    You're going to want some Arctic Silver and a different HSF:
    http://www.xpcgear.com/ttvolcanoa1671.html
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-007&depa=0
    The Arctic Silver is kind of overpriced, IMO, so if you can find better.
    Also, here is a cheaper OEM processor, since you don't need the retail HSF:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-376&depa=0
    I'd also suggest PC3200 instead of PC2700, I'd say a 2800 can take advantage of it:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-512&depa=0
    But if I'm going over your budget, the HSF and and Arctic silver are more important.

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    How do you use that artic silver stuff. And those it realy work.

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    I have look at the 3200 but ill upgrade later. And ill buy like 1gb of it. And thx for the heatsink ill buy it whit my system.

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    To dj_doubled, look at Artic silver instructions
    And yes it does really work!! got 5 degrees of my temps!
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    Most Canadian suppliers have arctic silver ceramique for half the price of as3 and it performs just as well, cleans up easier and does not conduct electricity. About the hsf, the ones that come with amd cpu's are pure junk and meant for like a granny that only knows how to email and such in an air conditioned environment. They are more suited for legacy durons and slower pIII style celerons at stock speeds.(pIII and socket A have the same hsf mounting lugs)
    I would recomend a thermaltake volcano 7+.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
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    Quote Originally Posted by dj_doubled
    I have look at the 3200 but ill upgrade later. And ill buy like 1gb of it.
    Actually it ends up being rebuy later.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    Would Kingston ValueRam 512MB C3 PC3200 DDR Memory be any good, then when i get my money i would buy 1 gb of hyperx.

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    Are you really willing to rebuy later for such a small price difference? The proper cas2 dual channel 2x256 pc3200 memory that Yawgm0th suggested is $22us more. Or the other way, get one of these then get another exact same one to match it when you get your money. No rebuying required. Rebuying is silly and counterproductive.

    edit... You gotta put your location in your profile. It's hard to remember where someone is from and having to refer to previous posts to find this out for every reply is not very efficient. The amount of people needing help from various unknown locations is maddening and makes currency problems happen frequently.
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    Yeah, that RAM I found is pretty nice. It's worth the money. Not only is the CAS latency of 2 great, but the fact that it gets 5 out of 5 from 49 voters mean something. I don't go by just the reviews, but on Newegg if something gets 5/5 after 49 votes it's pretty damn good.
    You might as well save up and buy an Athlon 64 system if you plan on upgrading anything in this thing ever. An Athlon XP 3200 won't get very far in the long run, but it will be able to play most games pretty well for a good amount of time. Either get a processor now and don't upgrade ever, or save up and get an Athlon 64 system.

    By the way, what video card do you have (click the cards, they're links)?
    Radeon 9700 Pro
    Radeon 9800 SE
    Radeon 9800 Pro
    People have said SEs suck, but I can't find anything wrong with that 9800SE. All three have pretty good prices, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    People have said SEs suck, but I can't find anything wrong with that 9800SE. All three have pretty good prices, though.
    Correct me if i am wrong..but the SE have half the pipelines..half the bits..and the clock is reduced. I also remeber seeing bench comparsions games where the 9800se is beat by the 9600xt or pro.

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