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    Looking to upgrade

    Hey folks,
    I built my computer about a year and a few odd months ago, here are the specifications:

    AMD64 Orleans 3500+ (OC'd to 2.9ghz)
    GeForce 7950GT
    Corsair HX520W PSU
    MSI K9N Platinum (No SLI)
    2GB of OCZ DDR2 667
    Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    250GB SATA..

    Anyway, I play a few games, nothing real intensive.. I also do a bit of game development.. anywho

    I'm looking for a cheap dual-core solution with a new heatsink. I was thinking of This CPU. It's cheap, it's dual core, it's 65nm/watt, and it's 2.5ghz

    For the heatsink, I have no idea.. but the total price of the heatsink and CPU should not exceed about $180.

    I'd just like it to be fairly quiet (I'm not a quiet freak, though), fairly cool, and overclock to 2.8ghz-3.0ghz.

    Thanks

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    You can get 2.8GHz from a 3600+ with a good heatsink. Or if you want slightly less heat, a 4400+. Just make sure you get the Brisbanes

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    I'm pretty sure of buying the CPU in the link -- but I need suggestions for a good HSF please

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    Ok, I've ordered my stuff and updated my BIOS to support Brisbane CPUID.

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4800DDBOX - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103778
    I could go for a cheaper model and get a similar overclock, but **** it, let's blow all of my money!

    Rosewill RCX-Z940-SL 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16835200023
    It's got good reviews, looks good, and most importantly it comes with the CPU in a $20 off combo! Wooh!

    SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203
    For BIOS related junk in the future. Plus I bought ten floppy disks and just noticed my floppy drive doesn't work, don't want to waste my $ now :P

    SilenX IXP-54-14 80mm Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835191008
    $13 for 32CFM @ 14dba, why is this not bought more? It's -2CFM of my current case fan which is 30dba.



    I'll post the overclock when I get all of these parts next week..

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    cheering you on, may you get 3.0+G out of it
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    Just got it. I've got it clocked at 3.00ghz right now to break it in but when I get more time in a few days I'll try to get the max stable.

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    3ghz is already pretty nice. Congratz thus far.

    If you get get 3.2-3.4. That's really really nice.
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