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Mullins1060
08-27-04, 04:32 PM
I am building myself a 64bit computer over the next couple of weeks but cant find anywhere in the uk that has a fx-53 in stock. any ideas as to where i could track one down in uk. i want the 939 pin version.

What i was planning on getting

Case Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA
PSU Antec TruePower 550W
Motherboard MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (Socket 939) or Abit AV8 (Socket 939) (I am undecided atm, which is the better board not really sure)
CPU AMD Athlon FX53 (Socket 939)
RAM OCZ 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Edition EB-DDR CAS2.5
Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX
HD 2 x Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache
DVD Plextor PX-116A 16x48x DVD-ROM
DVD Plextor PX-712A 12x4x DVDRW

any suggestions to improve the setup before i take the plunge and order?

also as for the dual channel ram can you have 4 512mb sticks and still use dual channel, same as if you had 2 sticks?

r2d2d3d4d5
08-27-04, 04:44 PM
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oops
sorry
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didn't spot the 939pin part

aAv7
08-27-04, 06:02 PM
do u already have a video card u plan on using? Didnt see one in the list.

Gator
08-27-04, 06:43 PM
I am building myself a 64bit computer over the next couple of weeks but cant find anywhere in the uk that has a fx-53 in stock. any ideas as to where i could track one down in uk. i want the 939 pin version...

http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/components/processors/productView.htm?quicklinx=36T8

the site says 35 on order, so maybe they'll have it in the next week or so. I'm not sure if that's a good price since I'm in the US.

And definetly go with the MSI motherboard, the Abit board is filled with problems. You donot want the Abit AV8 !!!

FastM
08-28-04, 12:17 AM
Corsair has a 2048twinx (2x1024meg) 2 stick is better but i think the 2048 kit is Cas3.

And get the Neopower ;)

Mullins1060
08-28-04, 01:41 AM
do u already have a video card u plan on using? Didnt see one in the list.

going to be using my 6800gt