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Old 04-20-2006, 06:22 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
WD-120GB/7200/8MB/ATA-100
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, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the best I could do for 373.00

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...-A64-32009%20E

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=G452-2304

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-7846
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:08 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, 10:33 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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130261
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:47 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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

venice 3000+ $113
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537

fsp fortron 450watt psu $51
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

x800gto $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102691

gskill 1gb 2X512mb dual channel ram. $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231027

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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