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Old 07-16-2006, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I bought my computer in early 2003. Recently, within the past year, I have found myself becoming hardcore into computer gaming. The computer I have is ok with older games but with alot of the newer games, I can hardly run them even on the lowest settings. I know very little about computers but am very interested in upgrading. This is my current setup:

CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor 2.30GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
Memory: 1 GB DDR
Hard Drive: 80GB HDD
Video: ATI Radeon 9250 256 MB DDR (PCI)

I'm hoping that I can just get a new motherboard, processor and video card without starting all the way over from scratch. Is this possible and if so, what mobo/cpu combo's do you guys recommend?
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's your budget? That will be the restriction point.
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300 - 400$
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u can keep your ram if u go for socket 939 AMD
they also have good budget processors
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u can keep your ram if u go for socket 939 AMD
they also have good budget processors

Found this one on newegg.com for $140.00. It's decent right?


AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939
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u'd be better off waiting for the conroes to come out IMO.


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it all looks good to me, but IMO i would dish out a lil more for a 7600gt
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Thanks for all the help/info guys !!
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no problem.. i hope you enjoy everything you get.. i know you will... and when its just not enough.. come back to us to overclock it all!
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