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Old November 2, 2007, 07:37 PM
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So im putting together my new pc and heres what i ordered last night from directcanada:
Athlon x2 6000+
Biostar Tforce A2+
2x1gb Crucial Ballistix DDR2800
LG GSA-H62N Sata dvd+rw

Cooler Master CM690
Cooler Master Blue Led Fans 50cfm (four of them)
Sunbeam 4 port Rheobus fan kit


Parts i have now that will be used:
Cooler Master Extreme Power Duo 600w Psu
4 HDDs (7k 120 & 40 IDE, 10k 50gb SCSI)
Nvidia 6500 256mb PCI-e :(

Parts to be ordered next pay:
Noctua NC-U6 chipset coolerEnzotech ULTRA-X cpu cooler
EVGA 8800gt 512 SSC (i hear this verion comes with a copper heatsink :) )

so for now i will lap the stock heatsink to get a lil bit better temps and put 2 small 50mm fans i have on the passive 6500 and i should be able to overclock the video card quite far.
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Old November 2, 2007, 08:11 PM
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What's the thing with those retail black boxes from amd?..
Also conflagrations on your future pc.. Post some pics when you're done..
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Old November 2, 2007, 08:42 PM
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What's the thing with those retail black boxes from amd?..
Also conflagrations on your future pc.. Post some pics when you're done..
Unlocked upper cpu multiplier which in recent years has only been available on the highest end CPUs which start at around $1000. The recently released "black box" cpus (6000+ & 5000+ I believe) have the same unlocked upper multiplier but come in under $200..... :)
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Old November 2, 2007, 08:50 PM
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Unlocked upper cpu multiplier which in recent years has only been available on the highest end CPUs which start at around $1000. The recently released "black box" cpus (6000+ & 5000+ I believe) have the same unlocked upper multiplier but come in under $200..... :)
Reminiscent of the good old AXP mobile's damn they were fun. :)
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Old November 3, 2007, 08:01 AM
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The 6400 black box edition has 3.2 GHZ
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Old November 3, 2007, 09:22 AM
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The 6400 black box edition has 3.2 GHZ
I bet you can't go much past that though. On a relative scale, I've been reading that the 5000+ will get you a better OC, although coming in only at 3-3.1ghz which is slower. But on a price-value scale, sure is better (5000+ w. almost 600mhz OC and ~$130-$145, and 6400+ w. another ~200mhz or so at $$214, prices from tddirect.ca)

But, then again, what's $60 if you don't want to OC? The cost of your after-market HSF I suppose it balances out in the end.
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Old November 3, 2007, 09:26 AM
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I bet you can't go much past that though. On a relative scale, I've been reading that the 5000+ will get you a better OC, although coming in only at 3-3.1ghz which is slower. But on a price-value scale, sure is better (5000+ w. almost 600mhz OC and ~$130-$145, and 6400+ w. another ~200mhz or so at $$214, prices from tddirect.ca)

But, then again, what's $60 if you don't want to OC? The cost of your after-market HSF I suppose it balances out in the end.
I've seen 3.3-3.4(in reviews) quite a bit. These are great if you have a 3600+/3800+, and aren't into overclocking... just use the HSF from the current CPU. Decent performance upgrade.
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Old November 11, 2007, 09:31 PM
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Everything arrived last thursday and it was a pretty easy build only thing is the fan controller i ordered had only four 3pin inputs, so i had to cut up the 4pin molex adapters and some male 3 pin adapters so that i could run multiple fans of one channel without cutting into the fans actual cables (7 in total). So i booted her up and im thinking wow why are the fans so loud, so i turned all the channels down so now only the cpu and gpu fan are running and i couldnt even notice a difference (good job cooler master) and i crack open the side and see something i didnt before on the side of the fan i slapped on my temorary video card (nv6500) i see the small symbol DELTA, oh well its keeps it nice and frosty (idle 33*c, load 42*c) and for the cpu (stock amd cooler, idle 31*c, load 38*c) correct me if im wrong but that seems like some very impressive numbers for a AMD X2 6000+ on stock cooling. Sooooo loaded up XP and ran PCmark05 and i dont know why but i only get 6150 and my bro running his PD 3.4ghz gets 7300ish, according to toms hardware charts my cpu should be beating his.

The case i would have to say is pretty awesome the tooless hard drive bays actauly work and are a god send to anyone who frequently changes hdds and the tooless 5.5in bays also work which is more than i can say for the tooless pci slots, so if anyone is considering a budget case there is NO WAY you can go wrong with this one for 70$. anyways cant wait till i get my cheque on thursday so i can go order my 8800gt, chipset (way to hot to the touch) and cpu coolers Ill update when i get the new parts in.
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Old November 11, 2007, 10:45 PM
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That case is about the best case you can buy for a sub $100 case compared to anything else.
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Old November 11, 2007, 11:46 PM
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That looks about right for your setup. Is your brother running RAID 0.. or a Raptor? HDD performance weighs heavily in the PCMark 05 overall score. Here's my score and specs:
-E6600
-ASRock 775 Dual VSTA
-2x1GB Corsair PC2 6400C4(297.1MHz@ 3-3-3-5 1T)
-eVGA 6800GS AGP (unlocked-16/6)& OCed
-WD800JB(8MB)IDE(OS),Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA(storage)
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Here's Anandtech's result, using a Seagate 300GB SATA drive.
6149

BTW: Yeah.. nice temps on your 6000+
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