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Old 12-10-2005, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I've got an AMD 1.15ghz system with 512mb ram, two 7200 rpm drives, cdrw, new PNY Geforce 5500 128mb, creative labs sound card, 4 port USB card, powered by 350watts and stuffed into a Soyo ATX case.

Well, I'm looking to upgrade! I've got a child on the way and would like to do some video editing(nothing serious) and also upgrade for gaming.

I'd like to be around 3ghz(by Intel standards basically compete with a low end P4 and able to upgrade a processor later).

Options I'd like to have:
8x AGP
4 PCI slots
4 memory slots
2 USB slots
firewire (possibly)

I'm looking to go with an AMD processor, 1mb of ram, and a mobo that can have a processor upgrade later. All of this for $250 total.

I've been out of the hardware loop for some time and I'd appreciate any and all help.

Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$250 us? look at a 3000+/3200+, a cheap s939 motherboard of newegg (not too cheap, just a cheap one from a good manufacturer) i don't know american dollars very well but i think you're going to have trouble fitting that in.
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new motherboard - $70
new processor - $100
new ram - $80

yea... something like that...

then get a new graphics card later... (7800gt - $300 now)

www.newegg.com
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Juice Daddy.

Ya, that's pretty much what I thought it'd run me. But I have no ideas of what to look for mobo wise..
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I dont know if 1mb of RAM is going to cost $80.

Congrates on the baby.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Go.x=4&Go.y=30

there some motherboards...

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Old 12-10-2005, 08:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! It's pretty nerve wrecking and exciting at the same time!

JD, that was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Which board would be a better fit in your opinion..??
GIGABYTE GA-K8U-939 Socket 939 ULi M1689 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128307

or the

EPoX EP-9NDA3+ Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813123222
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the gigabyte. i was going to link to that in my first post but newegg is painfully slow on my comp for some reason.
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