Well, as the title says I'm upgrading my system a bit.
I currently have a AMD AthlonXP 64 3000+ Venice Core Processor.
My motherboard is starting to become faulty, and my power supply already fried my $400 AGP video card, so due to that, I'm switching to a PCI-e system. And buying basically all new core parts...
I will be buying my parts from Newegg.com as I have had great support and service from them in the past!!
I'm currently stuck between 3 main motherboard choices:
Heres what I'm hoping to upgrade
<> MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum ATX
<> ASUS A8N-SLI ATX
<> DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX
My reasons for these boards is:
I'm a bit tight on money, and I think they will do all I need.
I have no interests in overclocking, or creating an SLI Video card setting. All I need is pure performance from the stock parts. I might OC a bit here or there in the future, but not buying for that purpose.
Just want the best bang for the mid-level buck...
I plan on getting a Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-400 400W Power Supply.
Enough power for the video card below?? It says so, but hey... ya never know.
XFX Geforce 7600GT PV-T73G-UDF3 Link (New Egg)
I will be playing World of Warcraft, Battlefield 2, and probably other high graphic intensive games in the future, so I hope this video card will pay off.
I expect it to run around $380 dollars with shipping.
What do ya'll think?
I've stared at the choices so much that they all seem to blur to me now so I hope I made the right choices.
Basically everything is in my cart except for the motherboard, which I hope to find a solution to here!! =)
Thank you all again for your support!
Edited: Broken Mobo Comparison Link...