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Old 03-31-2006, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Current PC

AMD ATHLON 64 FX-53 1MB CACHE 939-PIN
ABIT AV8 SOCKET 939 K8 MOTHERBOARD
4x CORSAIR 512MB DDR PC3200XL XMSX
2x WESTERN DIGITAL RAPTOR 74GB SATA 10K RPM 8MB HD
CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER AUDIGY 2 ZS 7.1
ATI RADEON X800 XT 256MB PLATINUM EDITION AGP (soon to be 7800gs)
PC POWER AND COOLING TURBO COOL 510 DELUXE PSU


Was wondering if i should be looking to upgrade this machine or if i should be looking into building a new machine all together. The one thing that really gets me worried is my Mobo beacuse it doesnt have PCI-e. But i figure i can easily get a new Mobo, and get new memory while im at it if i can go that way.

if i was to get a new motherboard (that is socket 939) would my CPU work in it or would i need to get a new one (im kinda new to building PC's etc).

My question is it is worth it to keep the computer i have now, should i just get a new motherboard, or should i just build a new one in a little?
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you get a new mobo it will be compatable and no need to upgrade ram only thing is your videocard which you said you want to upgrade to the 7800gs.
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Well i already put the order in for the 7800GS (because i got my bonus check FINALY from x-mas) so i spent it on that thinking i was not going to do anything else to my comp for a while. so i was thinking around x-mas getting a new mobo and new case (the one i have is SO crappy) and was thinking new sound care and new memory cause the 2gigs i have is kinda out of date i think...
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Whats your budget if your willing to buy all this stuff, not including the videocard.
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well around x-mas im going to have like 2k to mess around will ( would like to not spend that much) for everything (including a new pci-e video card) id say new 1k
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DFI mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486

And if you want to buy a case choose one that you like. And I would just stick witth the sound card unless you really want one.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I heard that this ram is some of the best you can get for the price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227063
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Yup it is if you want yo get it go for it.
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Your current system after upgrading the video card is still really good. Might as well wait until the release of the new motherboards before upgrading that.
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