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Old 08-04-2007, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I have an Asus A7N66-VM mobo w/ AMD Athlon XP 1700+ ~1.46GHz and using 1GB Kingston DDR...not sure how much you may need but if you need more of the specs just let me know.

anyways, I need to know if i can replace the motherboard and processor alone. and if so, i was thinking of upgrading to around 2.5GHz and wondering if that is even worth it or should i go farther? i was wanting to get into dual core and something that can be overclocked easily. i had in mind in the beginning to stay with the Asus and AMD but lately have figured anything should be a possibility unless otherwise posted by a more wise poster lol

just ideas that i had that may not work at all...
-ASUS M2N-E SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
-MACH SPEED MSNV-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4800DDBOX
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO4400DDBOX

i got those from newegg by the way and didn't explore intel much

any feedback is greatly appreciated, thanx in advance!
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is your budget ?
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i'd like it to be about $250 but i'm not sure if thats reasonable or not...just shoot out ideas with prices if its not and i'll take it into consideration
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

That would cost around $270, but it is a good deal. E6550 is as good as 6000+ but E6550 consume much less power and overclocks better
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Off topic.....so the only difference between the L and the R, from what I see, is that the L has 4 less SATA ports. Is that about it?
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Thats the only difference that I see

Here is a screenshot for L



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is there a certain reason why you went with intel instead of amd?
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....because he's an Intel fanatic. Well Intel, is currently in the lead, with processors.
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lol k well would i be able to still use my DDR RAM or would i have to get somethin else?
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You would have to get DDR2 RAM.

What maroon gave you, is $270 for just the motherboard and CPU. So I would suggest:

Newegg.com - EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Retail

That's about $260.
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