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Phil
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      10-07-2007, 04:33 PM
Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup and I've
come up with the following solution:

AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30

Total = ~$165

I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just about
set.

What do you all think?

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Amir Facade
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      10-07-2007, 09:59 PM
Don't think you'll get close to your overclock on this board. They were only
able to get an E6600 up to 2.7 so I don't see how you expect to get the
E2160 to 3.0.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/512/12/

Amir



"Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup and I've
> come up with the following solution:
>
> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>
> Total = ~$165
>
> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
> about set.
>
> What do you all think?
>
> --
> Phil
>



 
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      10-07-2007, 10:07 PM

"Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup and I've
> come up with the following solution:
>
> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>
> Total = ~$165
>
> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
> about set.
>
> What do you all think?


I think the E2160 is capable of 3Ghz with overvolting, but not with a bottom
feeder motherboard.


 
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Phil
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      10-08-2007, 12:23 AM
Thanks, I was hard-pressed to find any real reviews on this board.

2.81GHz here
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...63&articID=604

There are some people who have gotten 3G's with a better board, but we're
upgrading on the super-cheap here and a ~11% decrease in speed is no big
deal. Besides, 2.7GHz on an E2160 is only 1000x faster than the Athlon XP


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Phil


"Amir Facade" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Don't think you'll get close to your overclock on this board. They were
> only able to get an E6600 up to 2.7 so I don't see how you expect to get
> the E2160 to 3.0.
> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/512/12/
>
> Amir
>
>
>
> "Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup and
>> I've come up with the following solution:
>>
>> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
>> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
>> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>>
>> Total = ~$165
>>
>> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
>> about set.
>>
>> What do you all think?
>>
>> --
>> Phil
>>

>
>



 
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Amir Facade
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      10-08-2007, 01:11 AM
As long as your buddy isn't expecting 3 gigs.
Go at it.
Your right about a lot for the money.

Amir







"Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Thanks, I was hard-pressed to find any real reviews on this board.
>
> 2.81GHz here
> http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...63&articID=604
>
> There are some people who have gotten 3G's with a better board, but we're
> upgrading on the super-cheap here and a ~11% decrease in speed is no big
> deal. Besides, 2.7GHz on an E2160 is only 1000x faster than the Athlon XP
>
>
> --
> Phil
>
>
> "Amir Facade" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Don't think you'll get close to your overclock on this board. They were
>> only able to get an E6600 up to 2.7 so I don't see how you expect to get
>> the E2160 to 3.0.
>> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/512/12/
>>
>> Amir
>>
>>
>>
>> "Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup and
>>> I've come up with the following solution:
>>>
>>> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
>>> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
>>> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>>>
>>> Total = ~$165
>>>
>>> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
>>> about set.
>>>
>>> What do you all think?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Phil
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
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Amir Facade
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      10-08-2007, 01:12 AM
As long as your buddy isn't expecting 3 gigs.
Go at it.
Your right about a lot for the money.

Amir







"Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:470978af$0$16492$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks, I was hard-pressed to find any real reviews on this board.
>
> 2.81GHz here
> http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...63&articID=604
>
> There are some people who have gotten 3G's with a better board, but we're
> upgrading on the super-cheap here and a ~11% decrease in speed is no big
> deal. Besides, 2.7GHz on an E2160 is only 1000x faster than the Athlon XP
>
>
> --
> Phil
>
>
> "Amir Facade" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Don't think you'll get close to your overclock on this board. They were
>> only able to get an E6600 up to 2.7 so I don't see how you expect to get
>> the E2160 to 3.0.
>> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/512/12/
>>
>> Amir
>>
>>
>>
>> "Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup and
>>> I've come up with the following solution:
>>>
>>> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
>>> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
>>> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>>>
>>> Total = ~$165
>>>
>>> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
>>> about set.
>>>
>>> What do you all think?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Phil
>>>

>>
>>

>
>




 
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      10-12-2007, 03:28 AM
Amir Facade wrote:
> Don't think you'll get close to your overclock on this board. They
> were only able to get an E6600 up to 2.7 so I don't see how you
> expect to get the E2160 to 3.0.
> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/512/12/
>
> Amir
>
>
>
> "Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup
>> and I've come up with the following solution:
>>
>> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
>> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
>> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>>
>> Total = ~$165
>>
>> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
>> about set.
>>
>> What do you all think?
>>
>> --
>> Phil




Okay so this is what I ended up going with:

1 x (10006324) BIOSTAR P4M890 VIA Socket 775 DDR2 1066MHz P4M890-M7 SE
Motherboard Retail ***Free Shipping*** @ $48.98

1 x (10005514) INTEL Pentium Dual-Core 1.8GHz FSB800MHz 1M LGA775
BX80557E2160 CPU Retail ***Free Shipping*** @ $85.00

MEM 1G|A-DATA DII800 VDQVE1A16 R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$28.99)

$165 shipped and RAID 0/1 to boot, 2x SATA and 2x PATA for flexibility and
future upgrades, and at least 2.5GHz according to this review:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=2055&page=4

Some decent adjustability, I must say. Will let everyone know how it turns
out with the stock HSF. No plans to upgrade from that.

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Dr.White
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      10-12-2007, 07:47 PM

"Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Amir Facade wrote:
>> Don't think you'll get close to your overclock on this board. They
>> were only able to get an E6600 up to 2.7 so I don't see how you
>> expect to get the E2160 to 3.0.
>> http://www.legitreviews.com/article/512/12/
>>
>> Amir
>>
>>
>>
>> "Phil" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:47090a55$0$7525$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Okay so I'm upgrading a friend's computer from an Athlon XP setup
>>> and I've come up with the following solution:
>>>
>>> AsRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0 (with onboard video) - $53
>>> E2160 OC to ~3GHz - $85
>>> Wintec 1GB DDR800 - $30
>>>
>>> Total = ~$165
>>>
>>> I can keep the PSU, HD, optical drive, case. That should get me just
>>> about set.
>>>
>>> What do you all think?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Phil

>
>
>
> Okay so this is what I ended up going with:
>
> 1 x (10006324) BIOSTAR P4M890 VIA Socket 775 DDR2 1066MHz P4M890-M7 SE
> Motherboard Retail ***Free Shipping*** @ $48.98
>
> 1 x (10005514) INTEL Pentium Dual-Core 1.8GHz FSB800MHz 1M LGA775
> BX80557E2160 CPU Retail ***Free Shipping*** @ $85.00
>
> MEM 1G|A-DATA DII800 VDQVE1A16 R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$28.99)
>
> $165 shipped and RAID 0/1 to boot, 2x SATA and 2x PATA for flexibility and
> future upgrades, and at least 2.5GHz according to this review:
>
> http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.c...id=2055&page=4
>
> Some decent adjustability, I must say. Will let everyone know how it
> turns out with the stock HSF. No plans to upgrade from that.
>
> --
> Phil
>


Well, I like the choice, an excellent bang for one's buck. I was on a very
restricted budget too and opted for an ASrock 4coreDual SATA2 + E2160. I was
so poor I couldn't afford to buy new DDR2 RAM. All I've had to eat this
month is a packet of rich tea biscuits. Etc. Anyway the E2180's weren't
around at the time but never mind - dammit though, they're only 57 now. My
board is certainly not an overclocker's dream but when I ramped the fsb from
200 to 280 - 2.52GHz, there was no problem, seems to run cool enough with
the stock cooler. My old DDR memory holds me back from going much further.
But as it is - really rock solid, fast system too, it took me quite by
surprise, even with apps that only utilize one core. Cracking little chips,
those 21x0's, for paupers and proper people alike, and it appears to give
AMD's X2 6000 and FX62 (on their stock speeds) a bit of a beating.

Regards,

Dr.White.


 
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