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Old 07-23-2005, 11:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you can afford that, yeah that is a very good gfx card. If you're on a lower budget, you want to go for the vanilla 6800 (eVGA), or a 6600GT.

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Old 07-24-2005, 12:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Aye, I think that's just in range. Just found it for a wee bit cheaper, too - £209/$363

As for CPU, I think I'm going to go for AMD (Venice) Athlon 64Bit 3200+ Socket 939pin 512k L2cache 90nm. I read that Venice was the best line of this CPU, or something to that ilk anyway.

That's priced at £131.75/$229.15

I'm not going to purchase yet, got a bit of saving to do, and maybe by the time I have money prices may drop or I may find them cheaper, who knows. But thanks very much for your advice, you've been great

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Old 07-30-2005, 03:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just a note, kick me if you know this already, but be sure that your motherboard supports the 3200+. If the mobo isn't 939 pin, then you wont be able to use it... if your not planning on upgrading the mobo already.

Sorry if you knew this already, I just had to say it and hopefully save you some pain if you didn't know.
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Old 07-30-2005, 10:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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if you can't afford a motherboard with the new processor and videocard, than go for anything between an AthlonXP 2500+ and the 2800+. make sure that your motherboard supports them too.

if you have the XP 2500-2800 and a 6600GT, you'll be in good shape.
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads up guys, I was going to check to see if my mobo wa compatible, as i had the feeling that it might not be. I'm still not entirely sure yet though.

Is the only way to check to have a wee look at it, or do the manufacturers usually have a website where you can check compatability?

If it's not compatable, I'll just save up a for a little bit longer so I can get a new mobo
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:01 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I got the exact processor for $190 USD at newegg.. Don't know if they ship to where you are though.

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