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CABGE 0536 VPAW

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Nels, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Nels

    Associate

    Joined: 27 Oct 2004

    Posts: 18

    Location: Leicester

    146 CABGE 0536 VPAW

    Hi,

    I have the chance to buy one of these for £125. I know these aren't the best overclockers in the world but is it worth the money? I'll be honest that since they've gone up £50 they are now out of my price range anyway so I suppose I'm answering my own question but what do you guys think.

    My proposed system is:

    AMD Opteron UP 146 San Diego 2.0GHz 1MB Cache (Socket 939)
    ASrock 939Dual-SATA2 ULi M1695
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5
    Samsung SpinPoint P HD160HJ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)
    Mitsumi FA 404M 7in1 USB 2.0 Floppy & Media Drive
    Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU
    OcUK GeForce 6800 GS 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail


    Thanks in advance for any opinions.

    Mark

    Ps Sorry, I shouldn't have asked about this as it's not from ocuk (the rest will be though) so I suppose you'd better ignore this. Even better, how do I delete this thread?
     
    Last edited: 2 Feb 2006
  2. Havana_UK

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    Joined: 14 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,916

    Location: location, location

    Well, whilst the CABGEs weren't the best clockers, they are still pretty good. Also since it's a 146 you've got the valuable 10x multiplier available.

    I think you could expect ~2.7GHz so for the money I'd say it's a reasonable offer (it's cheaper than a 3700+ SD from which you would expect similar speeds), but I don't know what those ASRock boards are like for o/c'ing - DFI may be a better choice.

    FYI, there's nothing wrong with mentioning prices of products that you can get, as long as you're not using the forum to point other people at, or link to, OcUK's competitors.

    Hav
     
  3. BS Dave

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    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 3,386

    Location: London

    You will be wanting a motherboard that is good for high HTTs of up to 300 to overclock that chip to the max. The asrock may well not manage that. Also, if you don't already own it, I see little point in getting a PCI-Express/AGP board when you've got/are getting a PCI-Express Graphics card. You could even think about getting an SLI motherboard incase you want to put in a second Gfx card at some point in the future.
     
  4. Nels

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    Joined: 27 Oct 2004

    Posts: 18

    Location: Leicester

    Cheers Guys.
    I take your point on the mobo / gfx card combo, I'll have to do a little more research as to my choices as I can't afford a DFI mobo at the moment. Any suggestion while I look?
     
  5. ajgoodfellow

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    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    Look at Epox
     
  6. mancubas

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 193

    Location: Derbyshire

    I am in a similiar situation to you, I am about to buy the following: -

    Opty 146 CAB2E 0546FPMW GOT :D <- Didnt cost £125 thou, more like £170
    DFI Lanparty Ultra-D <- worth a look as they offer GOOD overclocking potentional and can be modified to do SLI as well.
    2Gb G.Skill HZ (PC4000)
    Pixelview 7800GT
    Enermax Liberty 400w

    But the hole in my wallet this is going to leave is gonna be enormous... :(
     
    Last edited: 2 Feb 2006
  7. Nels

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    Joined: 27 Oct 2004

    Posts: 18

    Location: Leicester

    I know where your coming from, mancubas, my budget was nearer £500 but it's getting upto and beyond £600 now. You choose 1 item and someone else suggests something else that's twice as much. I do appreciate the feedback though as I don't want to make an expensive mistake. I really need to set myself a budget and stick to it. That's easier said than done though as I do like my gadgets. Good luck in your build chap, looks good.
     
  8. mancubas

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 193

    Location: Derbyshire

    Been putting this off for ages but my old PC is like 12mths old (XPM-2400/1gbGeil/AbitNF-7/6800LE) and it is begining to struggle to run Quake4 and other stuff, I managed to lay my hands on that processor which is suppose to be a good clocker otherwise I would of left it for a bit longer but the new processor has forced my hand and indeed my wallet :D

    I already have the HD, case and DVD-Writer so it aint that much but its still not cheap.

    Good luck on your upgrade to dude.


    ManC