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Old 05-10-2008, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I burned out my old 475 socket Mobo and thought about upgrading.

Need your opinions. I wlll be using my old IDE HD, dvd burner, and case.

I need your advise and any compatibility issue on these three. Thanks.

I'll be using this computer mostly for photoshop cs3, microsoft word, surfing the net, and email.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128076

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115032

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820227078

Total comes out to be $205 Which I think is a great price for the upgrade.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't see the products you will have to relink them.

Also have you considered a graphics card? CS3 might need a bit of umph.

You could get something like a hd2600 or maybe a hd3650.

Also have you decided on a psu? I would recommend something like the Corsair 450vx.


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On the cheap - Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100203L Radeon HD 2400PRO 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

A bit better - Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100236L Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

If you plan on some gaming - Newegg.com - XFX PVT88SFDF4 GeForce 8800GS 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards



Power Supply's


Recommend - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry for the link:

Here it is again:

Mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2C LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

RAM: Newegg.com - OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

I don't need a gpu, i won't be gaming on this rig. Integrated video is just fine.

As far as the power supply, I'll be using the one on my old computer. 350W. That enough to power what I got going? I know it has dual 12V rails. But it isnt a highend company power supply. But its been holding up fine before my old mobo failed.

Also I don't mind getting a lower end CPU, meaning an Intel Celeron dual-core, instead of a C2D. Which will probably save me 50 dollars. Any good suggestion on CPU rather than a c2d? Like stated above, word doc, simply photoshop cs3, emailing, surfing the net, youtube. etc. thanks
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Looks good to me.

Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

This one is a decent alternative to the e4 series. It's not quite as fast, but it's a solid processor.
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