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Old 08-21-2006, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im getting ready to buy while the specials are still on till midnight tonight. Please let me know if the following is a good choice...and MOST IMPORTANTLY compatible. Thanks in advance for you prompt replies...all prices in canadian dollars.

System General Layout including hardware rought ides

MOTHER BOARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e&promoid=1021

PROCESSOR

P4 3.2 HT (FROM My old inspiron 5150 laptop..PLEASe ensure that this will be compatible..I choose the motherboard for future upgradability to the conroe)


RAM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y&promoid=1021



VIDEO CARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...A&promoid=1021

HARD DRIVE

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e&promoid=1021

CASE and PSU

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...n&promoid=1021

I believe the total before shipping AND before rebates is 624.95

After rebates about 525 CAD

I need to buy tonight for this price. Prompt advice welcome!
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that CPU is socket 478..you need LGA775
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that CPU is socket 478..you need LGA775
****....the comp guy in my area said its probably 775....Im going to open the laptop and check. It should say on it correct? If not what to look for?
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it is not much of a beast LOL
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it is not much of a beast LOL
Compared to what I have now its KING KONG. Please help :-). When I upgrade to the 700$conroe processor and 4 gigs of 800 ram and a better video card in 3 years it will truely be a beast.
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I have removed the processor. How can I tell if its socket 775?

It says

"SL77R MALAY L345B182 M405C371 0875"
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that CPU is socket 478..you need LGA775
Yep I think you were right on the 478. ****ing dells. Cant even use the parts out of the pos. O well I guess il buy a pentium D. Or should I go AMD? I really want future conroe compatibility but its probably not necessary.

Il drop the ram to 1 gig and that should allmost cover a good processor.
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Default OK I am down to 2 potential configurations. Any good?

1) INTEL BASED SYSTEM

MOTHER BOARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e&promoid=1021
PROCESSOR

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1021

RAM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology


VIDEO CARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index....GA&promoid=1021

HARD DRIVE

http://www.ncix.com/products/index....te&promoid=1021

CASE and PSU

http://www.ncix.com/products/index....on&promoid=1021



comes to around 616 or so before rebates and shipping


2) AMD system


MOTHER BOARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...=1021PROCESSOR

PROCESSOR

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...D&promoid=1021

RAM

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology


VIDEO CARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index....GA&promoid=1021

HARD DRIVE

http://www.ncix.com/products/index....te&promoid=1021

CASE and PSU

http://www.ncix.com/products/index....on&promoid=1021


I think this ones around 556. So abit cheaper..however I could never go conroe in the future.
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Compared to what I have now its KING KONG. Please help :-). When I upgrade to the 700$conroe processor and 4 gigs of 800 ram and a better video card in 3 years it will truely be a beast.
in three years I highly doubt those parts you will upgrade will be beasty, you know how fast technology advances,

in my opinion, I would go with the amd, and if you plan on upgrding in three years you will probably throw out the old one and build a new one and call it a upgrade
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Trust me ..it's a socket 478...I have a 5150
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