thinking about picking this stuff up... worth it?

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  1. bait

    bait New Member

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    Asus A8N-SLI Motherboard
    - AMD X2 3800+ Dual Core CPU (runs great @ 2.5ghz)
    - 2gb Corsair XMS PC3200 DDR RAM (2x1gb set)
    - Arctic Cooling Freezer PRO CPU cooler (installed w/AS5)
    - Custom north bridge cooler made from an all copper video card cooler
    175 shipped
    and an evga 7900gs for 99 shipped

    Right now I'm running an overclocked barton and a radeon 9700... haven't really paid attention to computers or prices since that stuff was pretty current, so I'm kinda ehhh
     
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    the owner ghetto rigged a vga cooler to the northbridge?
    junk
     
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    I can tell you that if you buy that the proc will not overclock any higher than that. it should be a decent upgrade for you, I say go for it.
     
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    fairly common for enthusiasts. I've seen people phase change and DI their northbridges.
     
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    whats a good/typical oc for a 3800x2?
     
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    I know. Point is that board and components has been through hell already.
    Specs is low end anyway. You're buying his junk.
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I can OC the 3800+ x2 on my Gateway to 2.5 GHz but it gets fairly unstable with the stock cooling.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Why would you put a VGA cooler on the northbridge? That's what northbridge coolers are for.
     
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    While I agree you're buying his crap. For $99 shipped it is a good deal. Just don't expect it to last very long.

    Err nevermind. Just saw the $99 was for the video card only. I dunno man. $275 for used and abused computer parts... if you're desperate for a computer that can handle most games cheaply then go for it. Otherwise I'd pass.
     
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    hahahahahahaah

    ownt
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    It's not even like they're more expensive or anything. He must have just had a spare VGA cooler laying around.
     
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    That Asus A8N-SLI is probably the "Deluxe" version.
    Those come stock with these little crappy fan/heatsink northbridge coolers that are noisy as hell and dies after a few months. The "Premium" version comes with a heatpipe.

    People tend to go extra lengths in replacing it because they need a "low-profile" cooler because of clearance problems. Zalman sells low-profile vga coolers, the owner probably use one of those.

    But then again, that shows how crappy that rig is. The new nForce boards have better cooling.
     

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