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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    here's what i'll do:
    1. complain to ibuypower that their ram and mobo and hsf are all broken, and get them all replaced (shouldn't be too hard, i'll do it separately)
    2. sell my 2 new ram (Samsung Infineon 2x 256ddr pc3200) for around $40/stick on ebay.
    3. sell my 2 brand new 256mb kingston valueram pc2100 for maybe $25-35/stick
    4. sell my new powercolor 865ape on ebay for $50-60
    5. sell my new intel stock hsf for $5-10 on ebay

    6. buy the Coolmaster Aero 4 for $24ish on newegg
    7. buy the ABIT IS7 865APEMotherboard for $90 with free shipping on ebay
    8. Get some better ram, like:
    Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, 512 (256mbx2) ddr PC3200 with Platinum-Silver Heat Spreader ($119)

    Selling: 2*40+2*35+50+10 = $210
    Buying: 24+90+119 = $233
    I might find some there stuff to sell, or just throw in $23 myself.

    wat do u guys think? is that good mobo and good ram? that mobo has some pretty good ocing features. how's that ram? fit for ocing? any suggestions?

    btw, is that a good hsf? i'm not goin it wc yet. don't have $200 to spare.

    i'm planning on ocing up to 3.4ghz with this setup. any suggestions?


    EDIT: this way, my rig will still be around $683 if i don't find anything else to sell. that's so kool!



    EDIT: new plan. buying the asus p4p800 ($100) and not getting the aero 4


    EDIT: NVM BOUT THE ABOVE EDIT! i'm trying to decide betweent the abit is7 and the asus p4p800. help me out? :helpsmile: :helpsmile:

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    atiVidia's Avatar ^would've been cool.
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    the new jet HSF... dont remember the # or thr $ but its sexy as $hit!

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    Originally posted by atiVidia@18 January 2004 - 13:35
    the new jet HSF... dont remember the # or thr $ but its sexy as $hit!
    u mean the white one? that's more expensive, and gets same temps as the aero 4. i don't really care how good a hsf looks

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    I thought that those jet HSF things didnt do as good a job as regular HSF....

    Your gona overclock 1Ghz with that setup?
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    go AMD!!!
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    Originally posted by mr. nails@18 January 2004 - 12:44
    go AMD!!!
    He is not building a new computer, he is taking his CPU out of the one he already has and is putting it in new parts. The CPU he has is a P4 2.4C
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    a lot o ppl with this mobo goes up to 3.4 with stock hsf. i can go beyond 3.4 for sure with this. wat do u think?

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    Hmmm, I dont really know, but if youve seen people do it it must be true! That will be really cool if you get it that high. I still think that normal ones are better...let other people comment on it.
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    accually, i think u should wait 'til doom3 is released then upgrade. at least then u will know what min. specs should be. but that my opinion.
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    Originally posted by mr. nails@18 January 2004 - 13:50
    accually, i think u should wait 'til doom3 is released then upgrade. at least then u will know what min. specs should be. but that my opinion.
    the setup i have now plays doom 3 alpha at 35fps. that's pretty good. besides, it's more the graphx card than the cpu that matters for doom 3. do u guys think the prices are within range? like the prices i'm selling the stuff for. any suggestions as to what else i should do?

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