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Old 11-30-2008, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright it is time I upgrade once again as this is the rig I built last year when it came around to that beloved time that we all enjoy & our wallets do not. I swear by AMD & I currently am thinking around 400-600 dollars for use.

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ASUS M2N-SLI & AMD 64 X2 4600+ (overclocked @ 2.6ghz)
BFG 7950 GTX OC
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More than likely I will just turn this rig into something to toy around with or just a media server. What do you guys think I should buy within my price range, all I ask is AMD.
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Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9950 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - Foxconn Destroyer AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I'd recommend those..

Best CPU currently on their side.. and use the rest for a GPU Upgrade.. or better yet wait for Deneb (the 45nm Revision of the Current Phenoms)
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The most logical upgrade would be with a Quad Core. With a decent 4850 or a 9800 GTX+ since you have an SLI board. Also what kind of PSU do you currently have?

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Thermaltake Purepower W0121RU 600W ATX12V V2.0 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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it'll run any single GPU rig just fine... but if you do consider going for SLI in the future, you'll definitely want to change, as i have found Tt PSUs to be rather unreliable... Corsair FTW

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies -> TX-750... only 70 bucks after MIR... same price as the 650W model! epic win!
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that destroyer looks nice... using the 780a!! heyooo, i used to own me that chipset back on the asus L1N64WS SLi... what a board that was... and oh how the fx70's could SUCK IT.... lol spaceheaters
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Do you want to stay with AMD? If you don't care then you can pick up an Intel rig for a good price, and it will smash the AMD chips. If not then get the AMD quads.
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