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    help, is this barebones kit worth the money to overclock?

    Hey guys I was just surfing tigerdirect.ca and i saw that they had a sweet barebones kit! BUT i was wondering if these componants are worth the money in regards to overclocking! so here is a list of the parts and a link to the website.

    Ultra UV Wizard Blue ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nVidia Socket 939 Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 Processor
    Seagate 120GB Hard Drives with NCQ (2)
    XFX GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 Video Card (2)
    Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory CL3 (2)
    Sony DW-D22A Dual-Layer OEM DVD Burner
    Nero Vision Express 3
    Asus CRW-5232AS 52x32x52 CD-RW CD Burner
    Aspire Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse Combo (Blue)
    Ultra 500-Watt ATX Power Supply

    link: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...=A455-2112%20B

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    Not sure what an Ultra 500w PSU is nor am I certain what ultra 512Mb memory is, but I'd bet you could do better for $3120.
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    I have that PSU, but it came broken. The parts are amazing btw. Great gamer setup.

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    I've no problem with several of those parts. I wouldn't choose an FX-53, nor would I choose the Asus SLI board, but they're not horrendous choices either. I believe it would be possible to build a comparable system for less though.
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    $3200 Cad = $2563.20 Usd

    Fyi

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    Ah busted by that CAD thingy again.

    I always forget there's currency other than USD in the world.
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    i dont know a whole lot, but would'nt he save a lot building himself?

    edit, i missed the 2 vid cards
    Last edited by techun; 02-23-05 at 05:03 PM.

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    Probably not much saving as the price isn't so bad(after conversion), but you could certainly get pretty close to that price and have some higher quality components at a few points.
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