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Old 02-07-2006, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday, i was playing Guildwars when my GFX Card blew out i guess. Got a Matrixy kind of stuff on my screen when i try to start up my computer and it freezes and my PSU is overheating after 5 years of work. So now im deciding wether i want to either buy a new 6800 GS AGP for 200+ and a 480W PSU for another $100 or save up my money and just get a whole new 64Bit PCI system. Any Help or comments that will help me make my decision are appreciated. Thanks.
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It kinda depends on what you have left of your system now. List what you currently have.

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Old 02-07-2006, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Aight atm i have :

AMD 2400+
768 DDR SDRAM (PC 1600) SUCKS BLAH!
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5 year old 400W PSU
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I would save some pennies to get a new computer. You can build one that can be easily upgraded later as more money comes in for about $500.

If you do choose to just go ahead and fix up the one you have, I would do what you already mentioned: A 6800GS AGP and a new PSU.
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I'm with Elbatrop1... If you save up 700 bucks, you'll see yourself with a pretty nice rig that is going to make your old one a little embarassed.

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Ok heres what im thinking if i save up money.

ASUS A8N-SLI Delux $122

ePOWER Tagan480W Power Supply $90

Use my RAM i have now, then upgrade it to:
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit

What kind of CPU Should i get. thinking about AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 ProcessorRetail

Adding a couple extra fans. My brother works at Comp USA so i can get stuff at cost, so it iwll be a little cheaper, depending if he has the item on stock

As for my GPU, maybe ill just get a PCI-E 6600GT and wait for the G80 series to come out.
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Sorry for double Post, but the RAM on the A7V8X-X (which is what im running on atm) works on the A8N-SLI correct?
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The RAM should work, but I would definitely recommend getting PC3200, instead. PC3200 is super cheap anyways.
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Definately save your pennies, but wait until socket m2 is released. That way you will get the best upgradability, with a very up to date system. It is being rleased sometime in Q2 2006 I believe, which will give you time to save up a lot of pennies
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So heres what im thinking, ill get my brother to buy me a 6600GT for around $120 and a 480W PSU that i can use in my next system. After the m2 sockets and the G80 series come out, i'll get a new system.
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