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Old 06-06-2006, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink Looking at new mobo & cpu

I have been running an AMD Athlon 2600+ (Barton Core), 128 MB Geforce 5200FX, 1.5GB 400MHZ RAM for some time now and am looking to upgrade to a faster setup.

I use my PC mainly for transfering data, Multitasking, and Playing Call of Duty 2, Sim City, and other games.

I was wanting to stick under $450 for Motherboard/CPU. And $150 for Graphics Card

Anyone have a reccomendation for me???????

Your help is greatly appreciated
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How quickly do you need your computer to be upgraded?

I almost never recommend this since you can be waiting for ever for the next greatest thing but it do appear that the new core duo 2 is the type of change we have not seen in almost 2 years (since the introduction of Athlon 64). You might want to wait to see how the core duo 2 plays out. There should be no problem when released to find a lower end core duo 2 and a motherboard for $450. Release date is reported to be in July.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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release date in July?? i thought i have already seen dual-core amd's..
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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release date in July?? i thought i have already seen dual-core amd's..
Miss-understanding. Core Duo 2 is Intel new CPU architecture that is looking to be better then any current design on the market.
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok....

anyone have any particular cpu's or motherboards that have been good to them??
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Get the Nforce 570SLI board w/ a 3500+ - buy an eVGA 7900GT
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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turtile, how much are you seeing that eVGA 7900GT for???

i wanted to spend around 150 for the video card.

and a 3500+, are you talking about the dual core amd?? or what.... cause there are dual cores for around $300..........
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The 3500+ is around $190. The video card is in the high 200's.

For gaming, the video card is most important. Right now just about no games support dual core. You'll need to spend $400 for a dual core to perform the same as the 3500+ in single threaded applications.

Even when they do, your video card won't be able to use all the power.
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