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Old 08-22-2006, 01:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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3 years!? Your PC will be a dead paperweight by then!
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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
OK how about this. I get a better motherboard which will support the future quad core processors. Check out my new idea for a build. Comes to around 740$ CAD all together before shipping. In 3 years I could pop a conroe in chep then 3 years after that pop in a quad core. Is this a good build? Worth the price tag?

MOTHERBOARD

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Gigabyte

"Features
1. Supports Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D processor
2. First Quad BIOS solution for Multiple protection
3. Supports new generation Microsoft operation system Windows VISTA
4. Industry's first All-Solid capacitor motherboard design
5. Unique 0dB cooling design with Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe
6. Quad Triple phase power design for ultimate system stability
7. Dual PCI-E graphics interface for extreme gaming performance
8. Supports high performance Dual Channel DDR2 800 memory
9. Features SATA 3Gb/s with Quad eSATA 2 interface
10. Home theater quality 8-channel High Definition Audio
11. Supports both Dolby and DTS high quality audio functions.
12. Optimized PCI-E Gigabit LAN and IEEE 1394 connection
13. Ready for next generation Quad Core processor
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PROCESSOR

http://www.anitec.ca/product/005804/...775_processor/

RAM

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

VIDEO CARD

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

HARD DRIVE

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Seagate

CASE and PSU

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

Comes to around 740$ all together
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Trust me ..it's a socket 478...I have a 5150
Im aware and have moved on. Check out my new build :-) Comments welcome. I know the video card is somewhat weak but I dont need anything fancy. I can upgrade that if I need to when i pop in a conroe or a quad core.
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1021
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...7&promoid=1021
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...6&promoid=1021

http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=4852
http://www.cancomputer.com/index.php?sku=4847

total: $751.92 - $50 mail in rebate = 701.92

ram/case/hd is from what you chose.. which are prtty good (although i'm not sure about the psu w/ your case)

i didnt pick out a video card cuz i didn't feel good quoting that 7300
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oh ya.. w/e parts you're considering buying and are on a weekly special, just add to your shopping card, and even if hte sale is over, you'll still be able to get that price.. they give you like a week extra...
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey guys. Great suggestions so far. I know exactly what I would do if I had the cash but fact is I really should just be getting a value system. Here is what I came up with for under 500$. Cool thing is it supports DDR2 (only 667 but whatever good enough) SATA 2 and believe it or not..a future conroe upgrade! Hopefully this is compatible...let me know.

MOTHER BOARD

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

only 73.99??????

PROCESSOR

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

119.99


RAM

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

107.99 ....97.99 after rebate


HARD DRIVE

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...7&promoid=1021


89.99

VIDEO CARD

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

71.00 ...56 after rebate

Is this video card really that bad? |I dont plan on hard core gaming ...just a little from time to time. I do however plan on setting up dual screens at some point if possible?????


CASE and PSU

Whatever ...something under 70$ havent decided yet.

TOTAL = 437.96


Seems like a good bang for my buck and really all I probably need. Seems like it has good upgradability as well to conroe and 2 gigs of ddr2 667 ram. Opinions please before I pull the trigger.
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Ok if you go amd change the mobo to a Dfi Am2 Infinity if you can find it. The cpu seems fine since you dont seem to have a whole lot of money. If your planning on gaming with that 7300le good luck. The 7300 is slow as it is (supposivly slower than a 6600) and the le means it's a even weaker/cheaper version. I will have more input after lunch....
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