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Old 01-07-2006, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $300 Mobo/Proc/Ram

I have $300 to spend and I was wondering what motherboard, processor, and memory would be the best upgrade deal. Im not looking for the best upgrade for my current system, but just the dest deal in general. I'll problably be ordering from newegg, but if there is a better place Im open for suggestions.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of graphics card do you have?
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Radeon 9600.
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131541

CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB (2 x 256MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145477

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Total: $285
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Might want a full ATX board, not a micro.
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Do not get that Biostar board. The Geforce 6100 SUCKS compared to the 6150.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186086

Get that board. A few bucks more but definatly better.
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Yea I only had that cuz I didnt know if he had a good graphics card.
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I need a board with a AGP slot though septoid.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131558

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127223

what about either of those.

2x256 MB Sticks will only take up space. Isnt it better to go with a 512 stick or a 1 gig one.
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No dual channel is better then just 1 stick of Ram. Get this stuff:
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ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro ATX AMD Motherboard $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131541

CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB (2 x 256MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145477

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Total: $285
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I'd get this mobo because it has both agp and pci-x, so when you can keep the rig when you decide to upgrade your vid card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081
Get a 512 stick of RAM so you can upgrade to 1 gig easier in the future and run in dual channel then, which would be better than 2x 256 + 512.
Get the AMD 64 3200 CPU
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