Dante
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2002-08-05T10:33:50Z
Ok! My new system is well under way. Got my ABit KX7-333R, Thermalright SLK-800, and some Arctic silver being packed up at NewEgg's warehouse. Got my "Athlon Unlocking Kit" also being prepared at another warehouse. I have everything... drives, fans, HDD, cables, Video Card, Athlon 1800 Processor... the works!

Now, I'm down to my last $200. But there's two things to choose from. Either the Thermaltake Xaser II (aluminum) or Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR. If I buy one, the other is out of the question till at least September. What do I do? :confused:

Do I buy the sleek tower and stick it out with my Dane-Elec PC2100 DDR???

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Do I keep using my Maxtop "Cool Case" and get the high performance memory to start overclocking my rig like mad???

I need help here. I'm torn! What would you do???
pompoen
2002-08-05T10:38:40Z
get the ram !!! and keep the maxtop case

how you gonna do some serious oc'ing with pc2100, you bought all the right stuff to oc but you wont get to use at its best with the pc2100

i never like the thermaltake case anyway
Dante
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2002-08-05T10:43:25Z
LoL, you don't like the Thermaltake? There's something about it that I just love. I've been dieing to find a tower with both style and airflow. Usually you gotta choose one or the other.

You think the MAXTOP will be cool enough to run my new system? It has Two 92mm, and three 80mm fans. Front 80mm sucks in, Side 92mm sucks in, top 92mm sucks out, and two rear 80mm suck out.
pompoen
2002-08-05T11:02:01Z
yeah, I'm sure the maxtop will cool your system down enough. The case cooling wont be the limiting oc-factor. But for now, the ram deffintly is
Ramman
2002-08-05T11:11:16Z
Go with the RAM. You can always change cases down the road. Why bog down with the 2100. Get the 3200 and go for it.

I'm interested on how your first oc experiment goes. I've never done it and am looking forward to seeing your results. If they turn out OK I might be tempted. However, if you crash and burn.......
Dante
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2002-08-05T11:18:54Z
Quote:

Originally posted by Ramman
Go with the RAM. You can always change cases down the road. Why bog down with the 2100. Get the 3200 and go for it.

I'm interested on how your first oc experiment goes. I've never done it and am looking forward to seeing your results. If they turn out OK I might be tempted. However, if you crash and burn.......



Actually, my first O/C experiment was with the PC2100 DDR and my ECS K7S5A mobo. I was able to push to Athlon 1800 from 1.53ghz to 1.69ghz, which I found amazing because the ECS offers NO overclocking whatsoever. Also, I don't know much about RAM but but mine came with the stock speed of 2.5-4-4 (according to SiSoft). Played with the settings a bit and got it to run at 2-2-4, which I assume is faster .

Anyhow, I just wanna gear this upgrade towards overclocking. I don't really see how I could crash and burn. The processes seem simple enough. Try till you fail, and then go back to the one that last worked
Ramman
2002-08-05T11:26:18Z
Oops sorry 'bout that Thought I read in a past thread that you hadn't oc'ed before but wanted to try it. I apologize for that. The old memory isn't what it used to be, maybe I need an upgrade
Marco C
2002-08-05T11:57:23Z
Hehe...if you have to choose, go with the RAM, but you may want to take a look at the new shipment of Chieftec pre-modded cases that just arrived at NewEgg...

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewp...iption=11-125-117&DEPA=0 

They're cheap, already have a windows, and side fan mod, and they'll look sweet with the HH case badge!
The_Punisher29
2002-08-05T16:49:45Z
Now with BigWop, Dante is in an even more complicated dilemma... :rolleyes: jk
Dazz
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2002-08-05T17:32:21Z
Thats a steel case. Cheap thou costs me 80 with out side fan or windows. That there would cost me around 44 as you can see we pay double for far less :mad:

Man after seeing that i am well pissed off.
^Bad_Boy^
2002-08-05T19:06:26Z
get the Corsair XMS PC3200
Dazz
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2002-08-05T19:19:35Z
Memory goes down but cases rarely do
^Bad_Boy^
2002-08-05T19:32:24Z
Well but in this case Memory is more Important to have.. the case can wait!
Dazz
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2002-08-05T19:37:07Z
Sure but i don't think it's worth it when you think about it. KT333 boards have a 1/5 muliplier not 1/6. Besides if he gets the cases now he won't have to pull it apart again when he changes cases
Acid_Burn
2002-08-05T22:55:26Z
Quote:

Originally posted by BigWop
Hehe...if you have to choose, go with the RAM, but you may want to take a look at the new shipment of Chieftec pre-modded cases that just arrived at NewEgg...

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewp...iption=11-125-117&DEPA=0 

They're cheap, already have a windows, and side fan mod, and they'll look sweet with the HH case badge!




If that was a 120mm on there, I'd be all over it :eek:

Oh and get the RAM, no contest