Ok guys now i know ive made a lot of threads but i need a lot of help....im looking for a micro atx motherboard with 478 socket and a new video card and ram....now i play bf2 and bf2 special forces and im thinking of keeping my 1.8ghz pentium 4 for a while...even with the best stuff with those specifications will i not see improvement because right now i can only barely play low graphics....plz help me find some stuff....also instead should i try to get a barebone system and build off of that?...if so ne ideas on those...thx
...and not too big of a budget
ok guys i have 2 different things im thinking of doing....and now im also thinking of getting a new cpu....k here they are......
now i would most likely get a gig of ram and maybe more later...now it has 2 slots and supports dual channel ddr...so could i get 2x1gb cards of dual channel ddr ram?.....also i would have the ability to get a pcix16 video card which i would probably get a geforce 6800 or newer......now also the mobo has a 939 socket so i could futurely upgrade....also the frontside bus speed is 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)...also the cpu supports hyper transport...
Price for Mobo/Cpu Combo: $193
now that has an avg motherboard which has some downsides such as an agp8x slot....just two slots of normal ddr400 (no dual channel)....and it has a 1600mhz front side bus...
Price for Mobo/Cpu Combo: $185-30=$155 after rebate
now i need to know which one is better....also im more leaning towards the first one and i might even buy a 3200+ instead of a 3000+ to get more of a bang for my buck....plz leave your comments...thx
video cards: now video card wise i would either get this for the agp board
or this for the PCIExpress board
now one problem for me is finding a card with a normal plugin for a normal monitor...all the rest have weird types of plugs...what are those used for???