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Old 07-19-2009, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I just want to upgrade some parts for my computer. I haven't been keeping up with reviews and legitimacy of products, so I want a quick opinion.

I currently have a GeForce 9800GTX, but it is being bottlenecked by my old socket 939 amd 3800+ dual core cpu.

I have 2GB of Corsair XMS DDR2, and I really don't want to waste money on some new memory.

So I would like you guys to find me a good motherboard/cpu combo (amd/intel - whatever is faster) (preferably newegg) for just under 300ish.

Some applications I use are Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop, Call of Duty 4/5, Counter-Strike: Source.

BTW - I have a 550watt powersupply. Should i upgrade for this?
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Either are really good for the price..

As for the 550w, the wattage isn't a good indicator, tell teh amps on the 12v Rails and its brand
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I would go with the Gigabyte board vernong linked.
And I have to agree about the Power Supply, give us the Make and Model as not all 550 watt power supplies are equal.
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I hate that about companies..

They tend to inflate the wattage by putting more amps on the 5v Rails (Raidmax, Aspire, Dynapower, Apevia)

And then there are the good companies like Corsair, PC Power and Cooling who like to deflate their wattage. (which sucks because people avoid them because they deflate their wattages )

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The power supply is a Antec TruePower 2.0 550watt atx12v v2.0

The model # is TPII-550
Here it is on newegg. Newegg.com - Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies
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^ that is a fine PSU. will work great.
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Agreed. The Make and Model are fine. The only problem you may have is if it's more than a couple of years old. Almost everything degrades a little over time, but an Antec should have a better than average lifespan. I'd go for it
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Thanks for your help guys!
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