View Full Version : What Should I Get

07-13-05, 07:35 AM
Just need some feed back

07-13-05, 07:47 AM
I have another choice

A64 Vice 3000+, Another 1GB kit of OCZ VX, and ether a VF700-Cu, or a DVD Burner

07-13-05, 08:02 AM
Screw the audigy 2. Use onboard. Works just as well on my system and there was no performance degradation that I noticed.

I'm biased on the heatsinks - I use both of those right now. ;)

07-13-05, 08:11 AM
Yea i have been meaning to get them for a while now :D

07-13-05, 08:17 AM
Your CPU O/C is already great i dont know why are you looking for a new one :confused:

anyhow i'd go with the 7000-Cu & 3500+ San Diego combo.

07-13-05, 08:56 AM
soundcards are overrated. use onboard, besides you'll get that cool nvidia audio control panel.

07-13-05, 09:43 AM
Ok thanks I think I will be geting a 3500 San Diego and the VF700-Cu
I would get the CNPS7000B-Cu but I really want to put the VF700 on my Video Card to see how far i can push it and i should be able to get a decent clock out of a San Diego on the stock cooler

07-13-05, 12:26 PM
What would work better for the RAM on my video card the Zalman ones that come with the VF700 or the OCZ Copper BGA RAM sinks or Vantec Copper BGA ramsinks (I will use ARCTIC SILVER ADHESIVE istead of the tape that comes with them)

07-13-05, 12:34 PM
I don't think there's a 3500+ San Diego core. There's a 3500+ Venice core at 2.2GHz w/512K, and a San Diego 3700+ core at 2.2GHz w/1MB cache. San Diego cores come only in 3700+ and 4000+ models AFAIK, both with 1MB Cache. If a 3500+ San Diego core is indeed available, it should be clocked at 2.0GHz w/1MB Cache to match the 3500+ Venice.

07-13-05, 12:44 PM
Go here


It says the core is E4 so it should be the San Diego

also it can be perchused here


07-13-05, 01:14 PM
Those are Venice specs though, San Diego sports 1MB Cache, while Venice has 512KB. The purchase link you provided does look like a 3500+ SD core though, with 1MB Cache at 2.0Ghz as I suspected. :)

07-13-05, 01:19 PM
Ok thanks I think I will be geting a 3500 San Diego

There's no San diego 3500+ it's called the 3700+ instead.

07-13-05, 01:29 PM
E4 is San Diego another way to tell is the model number is ADA3500DAA4BN if it were a Vince it would be ADA3500DAA4BP (BN is San Diego BP is Vince) and i know the specs are wrong but thats because it is useing the Processor tables or what ever which were made before they reallesed the San Diego in which there are no 1Mb L2 3500s

07-13-05, 02:14 PM
Nice, if they have a 3500+ SD you should get it for sure. From personal experience though, the Thermalright XP-120 is much more effective cooling than any of the Zalmans, but either way you get decent cooling. The Audigy is overrated unless you have an MSI board (****tiest sound ever) or have 5.1 speakers.