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Old 01-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #21
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Default Re: I have $240...tell me if this is a good upgrade!

Why not my build? It will work with your current Graphics card and leaves you a PCI-X16 slot to upgrade in the future, and can bring you all the way up to around a 5000+/FX-60/.

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Here ya go man.

$217


1. CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit - $91.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

2. ASrock Socket 939 Motherboard.
939 Can get you up to an FX-60 it Also has AGP and PCI-E so you can use your current card and upgrade in the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157097

3. AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.0GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor (it will play all your games just fine)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535



Enjoy man
and just throw in a cheap case for $25 if you cant fit the ATX board.

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He can buy a ATX case for $25

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811164057

It even has a 430 Watt PSU

Plus Mico ATX isnt the way....

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Old 01-09-2007, 06:26 PM   #22
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Default Re: I have $240...tell me if this is a good upgrade!

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
$135 - AMD Athlon X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130064
$45 - MSI Micro ATX MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227046
$97 - OCZ 1GB RAM

= $277, I know this is a little over but its better overall, or so I think so, see if anyone else agrees with this setup or its just me...
i think i may go for that becuase it is the best setup...but i need to find some good ram..you think you guys could help...1 gig 512x2 dual channel kits is what im looking at...mobo made for ddr2 800...but that costs more..so idk what to do lol and when it ends up at $300 i would rather end up with a core2duo e6300 for just $330..maybe a cheaper processor?
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:39 PM   #23
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i think i may go for that becuase it is the best setup...but i need to find some good ram..you think you guys could help...1 gig 512x2 dual channel kits is what im looking at...mobo made for ddr2 800...but that costs more..so idk what to do lol and when it ends up at $300 i would rather end up with a core2duo e6300 for just $330..maybe a cheaper processor?
Thats not the best setup if you ever want to upgrade you Graphics card,

AGP is phased out, and you will but kicking yourself when you want to upgrade.


If you don't want to over clock and want DDR400 this I recommend

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

if you want to overclock DDR400 this i recommend

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

If you want to overclock DDR2 800 this i recommend

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

and this is the DDR2 675 depending what your board supports

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145539
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I will agree that AGP is being phased out and extra PCIe or x16 slots would not be a bad idea
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Default Re: I have $240...tell me if this is a good upgrade!

well i dont plan on overclocking...and i just want a solid core system around $240

hmmm how about this?

pentium 3.2ghz 800mhz fsb 1mb l2 cache $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116231

intel mobo 865 chipset mATX $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121024

2x512mb ddr400 corsair value $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

$240 ...what do you think?
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well i dont plan on overclocking...and i just want a solid core system around $240

hmmm how about this?

pentium 3.2ghz 800mhz fsb 1mb l2 cache $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116231

intel mobo 865 chipset mATX $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121024

2x512mb ddr400 corsair value $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

$240 ...what do you think?

I think your wasting your money, my system will beat that thing down, for Less money, and Has Sata2/PCI-X16/ Ect.. for future expansion
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I think your wasting your money, my system will beat that thing down, for Less money, and Has Sata2/PCI-X16/ Ect.. for future expansion
so could you help me then?....should i be trying to get maybe a barebone kit so then i would have a big atx mobo?...and then go from there or what? thx
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so could you help me then?....should i be trying to get maybe a barebone kit so then i would have a big atx mobo?...and then go from there or what? thx
I have been trying to help you, I posted this build like 3 times.

for $240 you can get all the stuff below, It would be what i would get if i wanted to use that AGP card, and have room for future expansion.

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Here ya go man.

1. CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit - $91.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

2. ASrock Socket 939 Motherboard.
939 Can get you up to an FX-60 it Also has AGP and PCI-E so you can use your current card and upgrade in the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157097

3. AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.0GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor (it will play all your games just fine)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

$25 ATX case w/ 430 Watt PSU

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811164057
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Default Re: I have $240...tell me if this is a good upgrade!

i know but i want to go with intel...thank you for at least posting a build though
idk what to do ill just keep looking and finally make up my mind
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i know but i want to go with intel...thank you for at least posting a build though
idk what to do ill just keep looking and finally make up my mind
thats not intel thats socket 939 which is AMD an 3200+....
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