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Thread: What do you think of Athlon 64 this system?




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    Default Re: What do you think of Athlon 64 this system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Make the first list a PCI-E 6600GT and a Chaintech VNF4 Ultra and you've got yourself a good machine that'll upgrade well. A 480W PSU and a $20-$40 case will be enough. I'd recommend this specifically, unless you want something that looks nice or is made of stronger material (it's fairly lightweight, and somewhat flimsy because of it).
    What do you think of this mobo instead? I like that it has ieee ports, whereas the chaintech does not. good board? will it overclock well?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...128-268&depa=1

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    Default Re: What do you think of Athlon 64 this system?

    It won't overclock at all. It's an nForce 4 motherboard. You need an nForce 4 Ultra or SLI for overclocking or even good performance. Not only will it not overclock, but it will perform similarly to a socket 754 system with a CPU of the same speed as it limits the hyperthreading bus to 4x, which results in 800MHz (1600 effective), as opposed to the 1000MHz (2000 effective) you'll get on a proper socket 939 chipset. It also doesn't support SATA 2 (or I think so... at least that specific board doesn't, if the chipset does), which may be relevant in the future. The firewire is nice,if you actually use it, but a PCI (or even PCI-E, eventually) firewire replacement can be purchased if you actually need firewire.

    Bascially it's the same price, but vastly inferior to the Chaintech VNF4, so I wouldn't really consider it except for a non-enthusiast system that needs PCI-E and firewire but not the full HT speed (which would likely do better with an Intel processor anyway, based on the applications associated with Firewire and PCI-E)..

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    Default Re: What do you think of Athlon 64 this system?

    Yawg - you da man.


    Thanks!

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