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Old 06-28-2004, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if the following was fully compatible. I have been wanting to upgrade for quite some time, and my budget is about $1,500 or so. If I could get a lot better for my budget, please tell me!

AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ASUS A8V Motherboard
ATI Radeon 9800 256MB
1GB Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM
560 WATT Thermaltake PSU
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Sound Card
WD Raptor 120GB HD 10,000 RPM
Sony DVD-ROM 1x
Lite-On 52x32x52x CD-RW
Thermaltake Xaser III 7-Fan Chassis

Also, is the GeForce FX 5900 or Radeon 9800 better?

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Old 06-28-2004, 02:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm too lazy to look, but if the ASUS A8V Motherboard supports ur AMD 64, you will be fine

I think that the 9800 is better.

But u might want another oppinion, or even benchmarks LOL

Sony DVD-ROM 1x? slow?



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Old 06-28-2004, 02:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, typo, 16x.
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How about this, is this compatible? Ignore the price, I am just wondering.

Intel Pentium 4
Plextor 12X DVD+RW/-RW Drive
WD 120GB 7200RPM HD
ASUS "SK8N" nForce3
Blue Acrylic Case
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
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Old 06-28-2004, 06:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think your mobo ASUS SK8N using NForce 3 chipset is for AMD cpu. If u want to use Intel CPU, such as Pentium 4, better to get i865 or i875 Intel chipset.

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't think it is compatible. THe A8v is for socket 939 i think. The K8v is for socket 754 (which i beleive the 3200+ ur looking at is). If the A8v is 754 then ignore this post.

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Old 06-28-2004, 03:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Great setup, except get the Asus K8V SE Deluxe. A8V is for the Socket 939 Athlon FX/64 processors.

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