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Old 02-23-05, 02:50 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 02-23-05, 02:54 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-23-05, 03:01 PM   #3
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I have that PSU, but it came broken. The parts are amazing btw. Great gamer setup.
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Old 02-23-05, 04:27 PM   #4
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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

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Old 02-23-05, 04:39 PM   #6
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Ah busted by that CAD thingy again.

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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

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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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