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Old 04-17-2006, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Overwhelmingly convinced to upgrade from my AMD K6-III 500MHz!

Need help with buying motherboard bundle, etc.
I watch videos/DVDs (top priority)
And, of course, running programs (top priority)
Play games (secondary)

I WANT TO FLY!!!

Motherboard & CPU (under $200)
Size, speed, & type of memory
Graphics card

Looking to build a great system as cheaply as possible without sacrificing quality or speed.

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Old 04-17-2006, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd recommend a Intel 2.4Ghz Celeron D, 512MB-1GB of cheap Corsair DDR ValueRAM and a ATI Radeon 9000 or 9200 graphics card...all of it should come to less than $400
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, you can do so much better than that, especially if you use AMD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104245
Sempron 64 2800+ (INCREDIBLY OVERCLOCKABLE) - $73

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130521
MSI K8N Neo-V - $51.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
Corsair Valueselect RAM - $72

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130008
eVGA nVidia Geforce 6200 - $43
(Not too sure about this...feel free to change it if you wish.)

Grand total of $239.99. This is kind of a budget machine, however, and if you have $100-200 more to spare, you'll go a lot further.
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i have a msi 6200 tc as well and baby it flies! hahaha jk its not a bad card and its really cheap (inexspensive, not quality)
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Wouldn't this do better in place of the Sempron?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103606
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yea I was going to suggest something along the lines of the athlon 64s. maybe even a 3200+.
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disregard the last post. i just saw you want the mobo and the processor under $200. yea a 3000+ tho would be nice.
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