Put this system together what kind of potential you guys think it has for OCing


Jun 29, 2003
Cases (Computer Cases, ATX Form)
Thermaltake Xaser II A5000 A Plus Chassis, 10-Bay, ( BLACK ), ATX Full Tower. Built-in Hardcano 7, Large Side Window - Retail.
Form Factor: Suits Standard ATX & Micro ATX
Drive Bays: External 4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5" Internal 4 x 3.5"
Material: 1.0mm SECC Japan Steel
Expansion Slots: 7
USB/IO: 2 x USB, 1 x IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
Case Fans: 2 x Rear, 2 x Front, 1 x Side Panel (All 80mm see pic)
Power Supply: **No Power Supply**
Dimensions: 20.6"x8.1"x18.6" (HxWxD) more info>
N82E16811133002 $99.99
Fans, Heatsinks (Case, CPU, Chipset)
Panasonic Panaflo Axial Fan 80x80x25.5mm, Ball Bearing, DC 12V, 3.24W, 3450 RPM, 46.9 CFM, 38.2 dB-A Model: FBA08A12U - OEMBearing Type: Hydro Wave. Connector Type: Plug-In. Aerodynamic blade and venturi design. Lower circuit noise by new IC. Easy value-add access to lead wire via plug-in connector on housing.
Please note, Fan does not include connections, See pics more info>
N82E16835180005 $8.00
Hard Drives
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM Hard Drive 8MB OEM 6Y120P0
Size: 120 Gigabytes
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA133
Seek time: 9ms
Data Transfer: 133MB/sec
OEM(Drive alone) 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty: more info>
N82E16822144148 $105.00
Memory (System Memory)
CORSAIR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, Low Latency 512MB 64MX64 PC-3200LL With Heat Spreaders.
Speed 400 MHz
Organization 64M x 64
CAS Latency 2-3-2-6-T1
Memory type DDR
Part number: CMX512-3200LL more info>
N82E16820145427 $150.00
Motherboards - AMD
?On Sale!
Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X Deluxe Retail
Socket A AMD Athlon XP/Duron (support AMD XP 3200+ "Barton")
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce2 SPP, nForce2 MCP-T
FSB: 400/333/266MHz
IDE: 2 x ATA133
RAM: 3x 184-pin DIMM Sockets (PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 non-ECC DDR)
Slots: 1x AGP (Pro/8X), 5x PCI
Ports: 6x USB2.0
Onboard Silicon Image Sil 3112A Controller w/ 2 ports
NVIDIA SoundStorm Audio Processor Unit with Dolby
MCP integrated 3Com MAC + Broadcom AC101L PHY LAN
Firewire 1394: 2 Ports MCP-T integrated IEEE 1394a + Realtek PHY 8801B
more info>
N82E16813131436 $128.99
Power Supplies
Antec True Control 550 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans 5.25 Control Panel- RetailTrue Control is a 550 Watt TruePower power supply with a special external control panel that gives you the flexibility to adjust the main output voltages and minimum fan settings for peak performance.
Features: User-adjustable, individual dedicated circuits for main +3.3V, +5V, and +12V outputs
ATX12V for use with AMD and Intel based systems. Aux. power and +12V connector. Backwards compatible with previous ATX standards
Retail box (see pics) more info>
N82E16817103922 $129.99
AMD Athlon XP? 3000+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL
With Quantispeed Architecture*
CPU: 2.17 GHz
Type: XP 3000 Barton Core
Cache: 512K L2, 128K L1, Total 640KB
BUS: 333MHz
Socket A
RETAIL (Included Heatsink and fan)
* An AMD Athlon XP processor 3000+ with Quantispeed architecture operates at 2.17 GHz more info>
N82E16819103381 $254.00
Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 - PCI OEM
DVD-Audio: The only PC solution to enable the Advanced Resolution era of 24-bit music fidelity w/192kHz in stereo and 96kHz in 5.1
106dB SNR: The best Sound Blaster clarity ever, rivaling home-theater audio quality for music, games, & movies
6.1 surround sound: Experience superior multi-channel audio from MP3s, CDs, 3D games and Dolby Digital EX movies with a rear center speaker more info>
N82E16829102158 $78.00
Video Cards
Chipset:ATI RADEON 9800 PRO
Memory:256MB DDR RAM
Bus:AGP 8X
256-bit memory interface
First to fully support DirectX® 9.0 and the latest OpenGL® functionality
New SMARTSHADER 2.1 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications
128-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness
Ports: VGA + DVI + S-Video
Retail Box (Comes with Games and Software! see pictures for details) more info>
N82E16814102290 $511.00


Platinum Member
Nov 15, 2002
yeah no kidding
i dont want to read thru that lol
whoever will be able to help u will know what to tell u by lookin at the components...no need for descriptions ;)

out of the few things i noticed while scrolling down, looks pretty good

probably should have gone for a 1700+ JIUHB DLT3C cpu, or 2500+ if you wanted barton, cuz i dontthink theres much headroom left in terms of overall speed. But you can always adjust mult to get a 400mhz fsb.



Diamond Member
May 28, 2003
Ditch the XP3000 and get a Barton XP2500, it overclocks past XP3000 easily. If you were really intending on getting the XP3000, I would DITCH AN AMD SOLUTION completely because a good i865+P4 2.6C combo overclocked will slap around an XP3200 cpu. I would recommend changing the cpu/board/hsf to this:

Pentium 4 2.6C $215 or 2.8C for $240 if you're wallet allows
Abit IS7 intel 865 board - $99 (awesome board!)
SLK900 + 92mm fan of your choice (smart fan II is a popular choice)


Diamond Member
Apr 2, 2001
Yup, if you're going to spend big bucks, go with Intel. AMD is great if you have a skinny wallet (like me :)).


Elite Member
Feb 19, 2001

if you got the money, get intel!

considering you're willing to pay for a 3000+, you might as well get a 2.6C or 2.8C and a abit IS7-G