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Old 04-20-2006, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hey, I'm tring to upgrade.

Alrite here my thing last summer I built my current computer for $250, and now i'm and a little problem I can't run most modern games i.e. Elder scrolls IV with out a crash or terrible lag or something random like that so I tring to firgue out a meduim perforemance system that will last me abit. my most important thing is time to the next upgrade for the dollar.
Right now I have:

MachSpeed Venom V2DP soc A mATX
AMD Duron 1.8Ghz CPU
Connect3D Radeon 7000 / 64MB DDR
Viking 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory*2
A nice little mATX case with a 350watt
DVD-Rom, and i'm on wireless if that matters.

So I'm thinking I have to upgrade my Video card, and problay my motherbroad and CPU. Any ideas I was kinda thinking a Geforce 7300 but not quite sure i don't really have an idea for MB and CPU.
My bugdet is around $300-400 maybr alittle more but cheaper the better

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Old 04-20-2006, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the best I could do for 373.00




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Old 04-20-2006, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats a good build. but consider this.

MSI K8N Neo4
Gefore 6800
AMD 64 3200, or 3000.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a cheap mobo like john said, the MSI board. That 7600 gs flashdude suggested looks good, but you could save 30 bucks and instead get a 6800 XT. This is at a nice price:
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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this is what i've picked out.. comes out to $401.98 + shipping. it includes all parts, including PSU, but not including case.

msi k8n neo4-f mobo $79

venice 3000+ $113

fsp fortron 450watt psu $51

x800gto $89

gskill 1gb 2X512mb dual channel ram. $70

so ya.. just add an atx case of your choice. and you're all set. big improvement from your old comp.

edit: fixed links..

edit2: i forgot HD.. lol..
i didn't want you to take apart your old comp.. but i guess you're gonna have to. take the old hard drive, and dvd-rom from it.
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