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Old 06-20-2006, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, Im upgrading my pc and im getting a new....

Mobo - Asus or MSI
Ram - DDR2
CPU - Socket Am2 AMD64
Graphics - Nvidia PCIE

Im not sure were to put most of my money into, and which products i should spent more on.

Can someone help me?
And recomend good component models for cheap
thanks
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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£300 for all of that? You can't get a mobo, RAM and CPU for that amount on AM2.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

MSI K9N Neo-F nForce 550 (Socket AM2
£58
Corsair 1GB DDR2
£64

XFX GeForce PCX6600 Extreme XXX Edition 256MB DDR2
£82

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.80GHz (Socket AM2)
£63
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Total £267 All AM2
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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£300 for all of that? You can't get a decent setup for that.
Fix.

OK that was a over statement. And prices have really dropped recently

I will put some more effort into this after a drink...

OK, got one.

Motherboards good, keep that. RAM, you really want to start looking at 2GB especially with Vista around the corner, and Beta 2 for public trial. Now the CPU, dual core is the future. With K8L being released sometime in the future and being able to be dropped into the PC with a BIOS flash, go for that on release.


MB-071-MS MSI K9N Neo-F nForce 550 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-071-MS)
£49.95 £49.95
MY-030-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB5300DC) (MY-030-GL)
£54.95 £54.95
GX-025-BG BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-025-BG)
£99.95 £99.95
CP-162-AM AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.80GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-162-AM)
£53.95 £53.95
Subtotal £258.80



This isn't a bad PC for today though.
VAT £45.29
Total £304.09
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oK Thanks... Dual core is abit expensive for me, as im a teenager without a job! But yeah, I'll save for it when vista comes out. Lets hope AM2 socket is top socket till then, and i dont have to replace the Mobo!
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LGA775 from Intel will be the top socket from July 23rd until then.
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Not fussed on Intel im afraid
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They are good, (better than AMD's dual core chips right now) but they will be out of your price range. When they come out, the AMD 3000 CPU will drop by about £5 to £10.
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I think im going to go for the 3500, or 3800, My sempron i have right now is 2800
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