HELP, Buying new MB, Proc, Mem, Fans

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sondgerothja, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. sondgerothja

    sondgerothja Guest

    Here we go:

    What I want to do is replace my motherboard, with a newer one, get an AthlonXP 1800+ processor, and replace my current ram with a 512mb PC2700 DDR chip. I also want to O/C the crap out of it.

    So.... Here's my requirements:
    - AthlonXP 1800+ (Or better)
    - Motherboard with excelent O/C ability
    - Good processor cooler (The best perferably)
    - 512mb DDR 333mhz PC2700 ram chip.
    - Max total price of $350 (Talked the wife up from $300)

    Here's what I've found on my own: (At
    - AthlonXP 1800+ OEM $79.00
    - 512MB PC2700 333MHz $129.00
    - Soyo Dragon Lite KT333 $89.00
    - Thermal Take Volcano7 SocketA/370 Copper $18.00
    - Antec Silver Thermal Compound Reference Series $9.00
    Total $324.00

    Anyone Know where to get this stuff cheaper? I get paid on the 13th, and want the best "bang" for my buck. Any other types of components that you guys/gals think would be better and still keep me under my $350 limit?

    Thanks for any and all responces.
  2. sondgerothja

    sondgerothja Guest

    Anyone reading this?
  3. Teddy

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    I am!!....
  4. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    check pricewatch
    or newegg
  5. sondgerothja

    sondgerothja Guest

    Well then I guess it's good you stopped me on the Volcano 7, but what do you guys recommend?
  6. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    if u want a hsf that'll work with overclocking try the Swiftech MCX462

    or go watercooling
    or better yet get a vapochill

    woops didnt read your budget...watercooling and vapochill outta your range.....but if u want to overclock the hell out of it wouldnt u want the best cooling possible? air cooling only so far u can go...water u could push it even further...and looking at the vapochill thats gotta be the ultimate straight outta the box.......unless you start doin your own mods to make it even better