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Old 03-10-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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mobo:
http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227089
(or similar)
Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150241
(or similar)
CPU:
http://www.e-tropolis.co.uk/AMD_AM2_...h2300ddbox.htm

ill have around 300 to spend but realistically i would like to spend 220$

if you need anymore specs please tell me

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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What exactly do you use the PC for?
For the moment I recommend a new GPU and mobo (AM2+) as the 8400GS is pretty weak and AM2+ means you can take full advantage of a Phenom if you want to upgrade later.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814186034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128327
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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gaming and mulitmedia projects
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Definitely the new mobo and video card then. Your CPU is fine for the moment and as it's the Brisbane core, I'm sure you could get it a couple hundred MHz higher.
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sweet, ok i would like a new vid card i like the mobo as it is.
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My recommendations would be either the 9600GT, the HD 3870/3850 or the 8800GS. All can be found for less than $185.
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ok any of those at fry's?
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ok any of those at fry's?
Yes altough a bit more expensive than the Egg.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/552...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG


I second the 9600GT, that or an 8800GT 512 if you have a bit more cash they can be had for close to $200 after rebate off the egg....
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and the 2.0 works on a 16x right?
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and the 2.0 works on a 16x right?
Yes it is backwards compatible
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