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Old 06-30-2005, 05:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so far im gonna get a check around $400, im planning to buy VT7 ATX Socket 478 Motherboard, for Intel Pentium 4 Processors, and a Pentium 4 , 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, Socket FC-PGA4 478-pin Boxed Processor with HT Technology... Is these parts good enough for gaming????

I currently have a asus P4sgx-mx and a celeron 2.7, 512mb pc2700, and ati 9600se. My theory is that with thoughs new parts im gonna get, gaming would be alot smoother and no lags.

Am i right or wrong??
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Heres the links if some of you guys were wondering whats the specs.
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...17846&pfp=cat3
http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...18307&pfp=cat3
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Old 06-30-2005, 06:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well If you going to upgrade you proberly should go with skt775 it not going to cost you that much more.

As for games not lagging any more it depends on the game and what setting you try to play it at. A radeon 9600SE is a pretty bad video card. Most new games like doom 3 is heavily graphic card dependent. With that graphic card you definally going to get some lag in games like doom 3 no matter what other parts you have in your computer.
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If you're gaming, you should go AMD without question.
But if you primarly want smoother gaming, you should also look into getting a new GPU. I honestly don't think a 9600SE will play current games very smoothly.

MOBO: MSI's Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 nVidia nForce 4 Ultra
CPU: AMD 64 3200+ Venice
GPU: eVGA's GeForce 6800GT PCI-E

I only recommended the parts I have because they had the best reviews (when I bought it).

If you're trying to save money, look into this GPU instead.
Leadtek's GeForce 6600GT PCI-e

Remember that with your current system, it will be very difficult to just upgrade the motherboard and processor and play current games smoothly. You will without a doubt need a new GPU.

In this scenario, it may just be best to upgrade all three. You will definitely an AMD which will force you to get a 939 or other AMD motherboard. If it's a PCI express motherboard, you will need a new GPU as well.
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You should defiantly look at AMD for gaming, intel are weaksauce for games, period.

However the main thing holding you back is graphics card, the mimimum for good gaming is a 6600GT these days
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amd=cheaper and more efficient gaming
intel=more expensive multi-tasking
if you do go with a p4 use socket-775 not 478, as was suggested in the first post.
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I recommend the Asus P4P800-E, SE and E Deluxe line, they are great motherboards for socket 478. But if your gaming go with the cpu and mobo Calzinger told you..
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o yeh i just looked up and saw calzingers suggestion. that is a good board and a nice processor. but i say if you got enough money to get the 6800gt you might want to get a 3400+ or 3500+
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got to remember he only got a $400 budget
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well the 6800gt will definitelky be hard to fit inside that but the board and cpu could be bought with a little bit of searching. ive seen that board for less than $150 au
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