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Going from Skt A to S939

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kaiju, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Kaiju

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,637

    Location: Expat in HK

    Worthy upgrade for my new Dell 2405FPW? :D

    From this:
    AMD 1700+ DLTC3 2.5GHz
    Abit NF7-S 2.0
    Twinmos Winbond CH-5 1GB @ 2-2-2-11
    HiS IceQ 9800 Pro AGP
    Antec Phantom 350W
    Thermaltake SI-97

    To this:
    3700+ Venice
    DFI Lanparty UT NF4
    G.SKill 2GB XZ
    Seasonic S12 430W Silent
    Freezer 64 Pro
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2006
  2. Naffa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,455

    Location: Bristol

    noo.. 7800GT and youll be sorted ;)
     
  3. NightSt@lk3r

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 7,608

    Location: Wiltshire

    id save a little more and get a 3700+ San Diego
     
  4. Kaiju

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,637

    Location: Expat in HK

    But the 3200+ can hit 2.75Ghz and from reviews it can surpass a 3500+. At the price it's a steal.

    Just wondering whether i should get the G.Skill ZX, in fact i would get it if they switched that disgusting cyan colour heatspreader! Those timings won't really make much difference anyway for another 30 quid.

    As for the X800 GTO, it's easily moddable to X850XT via the Crucial BIOS and for £130 for 6000+ in 3Dmark '05, it's again, another STEAL!

    One query though, that 430W Seasonic should be enough?
     
  5. Kaiju

    Mobster

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    Location: Expat in HK

    Haha, changed my mind. The 3700+ has 1MB of L2 cache. Now that's worth £30 more.

    I will get the G.Skill ZX now i've read more about it. Colour schemes be damned. :D

    Still gonna get the X800 though. :D
     
  6. Kaiju

    Mobster

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    Now moved from the Asus Crossfire board to the DFI Lanparty UT NF4. :D
     
  7. Vegeta

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,633

    Maybe its worth waiting to see what these AM2 boards are like - Im like you currently on skt A with a barton 2500 overclocked + abit nf7s v2.
    Im waiting to see what these AM2 boards are like - and even if they arent very special surely it will reduce the price of these skt939 boards/cpu's
     
  8. Forbidden

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2005

    Posts: 628

    Dont think they will be out till the Q3 :s
     
  9. Kaiju

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    Yeah, the upgrade will roughly be £250. Not that dear to get a great boost in performance.
     
  10. Vegeta

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,633

    I thought they were out next month? lol whos been telling me fibs.
     
  11. Fireburst

    Associate

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    They are scheduled for Q2.