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Old 11-07-2006, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So... i just recently decided that all of my Christmas gifts from my parents and for my b-day this year are going to be upgrades for my computer. I am currently running the following:

AMD Athlon 2700+
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Specifications
2x 512 DDR 333
PowerColor Radeon 9600 Pro

So i'm looking to upgrade most of this.....specifically the mobo, the cpu, and the video card first. I have about $500-$600 to spend.

Please post suggestions/links to products that you think should put together. And PLEASE! post a whole set (mobo,vid card, and cpu).
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mobo- the one you have now is socket A so you definately want to upgrade
i reccomend this-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136015

RAM( you will have to upgrade if you get a new mobo)-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

CPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

vid card-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

that will last you for a good while and is future proof in upgradability.

total is - 589$

but.....i hope you are planning on getting another PSU....because you will need atleast 500 watts to power all of this. whta PSU do you have?
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AMD Opteron 1210 AM2 - 172.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105015
ABIT KN9 mobo - 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127010
pqi 2GB DDR2 - 190.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141224
eVGA 7600GS - 106.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130020
Antec smartpower 500W - 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

I know it's a little more than 600.00 but it's 618 without shipping... but that gives you the core system plus the power to handle it.
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I currently have this exact powersupply:

ATRIX PSCI-500BLK ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
(from newegg about 2 months ago)
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it's ok, but you will want something along the lines of 20+ amps on the 12V side... it would work for now, but it might not be too stable with all the new parts. The Antec has dual +12V rails whixh can distribute the power as needed... (just a thought)
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this upgrade is really about getting my computer up to speed since i haven't upgraded it really well for a while (2yr). I just started playing Phantasy Star Universe and right now i am getting about 25 fps at a low video setting. AND I HATE IT! so i guess keep that in mind.

ALSO: i am very in love with ATI cards so if you aren't completely against them and you have a suggestion for them say about a x1200 or x1600 that would be awesome!
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what do you plan on doing with that old card? ill take it off your hands
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what do you guys think about this one?

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard $174.99

edit: ATI 100-437808 Radeon X1650PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card $209.99



AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Manchester 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor $239.99

Total Cost (w/o shipping) : $624.97
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if oyur building now i would say go wiht am2 bc the 9393 is already a socket behind and am2 wil ldo better in the longer run...
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