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Old 05-30-2007, 04:45 AM   #1
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Talking Help me spend my cash :D

Well,I have $400 and i would like to upgrade my pc....So i have planned....

New Motherboard:AsRock P4VM890 $99
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New graphics card:nVidia Geforce 8600GT $230
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New RAM:1gb Samsung DDRII 667 $51

All up this is $380.....Now i have a few questions...

I Play Simulatios,Raceing games,Flight sims and the occasional Adventure/action game,Is this setup good for that?

Is this good value for money (This is all in AU$)?

Now i Should get $150 back from selling my old parts,Should i use that to buy a 3.0Ghz Dual core Pentium D? (It would cost me $10 extra for a Socket 775 Mobo,and then $140 for the Processor)
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:11 AM   #2
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TBH: This should be posted in General Computer Hardware And Software section
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Help me spend my cash :D

dont get a 8600GT there performance compared to there price is VERY LOW. DX10 wont be mainstream for a while a 7950GT is good enough for now

AsRock motherboards work best for ATi video cards not nVidia cards keep that in mind
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: Help me spend my cash :D

So,What would be good ATI Card fro around the same price? ($230-ish)
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:35 AM   #5
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So,What would be good ATI Card fro around the same price? ($230-ish)
you can get a "X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card" for $229.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195029

But I would save up and get DX10 card
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:44 PM   #7
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I don't think you want that motherboard, it's microATX. Also, you definitely will want to go with a socket 775 motherboard, that way you can always upgrade to Core 2 Duo in a little bit. Check out the Abit IB9 for a decent value socket 775 motherboard.
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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I got that same ASRock board new for $50 USD on newegg (I'm not sure of the relation of US and AU money). It works great to me. It's said to be stable for overclocking, but I don't overclock so I never tried...
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Old 05-30-2007, 03:56 PM   #9
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Again, unless you have a microATX case, it's pretty pointless to get a microATX motherboard. They're generally worse quality, have less features, and are more expensive.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:01 PM   #10
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Default Re: Help me spend my cash :D

Lol,I didnt even notice that it is Micro ATX,What about this mobo?

I'll have to spend $50 more but it look decent DETAILS

It's a Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 ,Its $150 (Remeber it's in AU$),DUal core and 64 bit Ready,PCIE and also Intel Hi-Def audio.


P.s The ib9 is $160,Im on a budget but im might get it .
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