$600 to upgrade PC

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  1. Wakefield

    Wakefield Active Member

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    AMD XP 2700+
    ASUS A7N8X Pro
    ATI Radeon 9700
    2x512 Corsair RAM
    74g Raptor
    2x250g WD's


    I would like to upgrade my Mobo, processor, and vid card.

    Ive been out of the loop on hardware for awhile and am a huge AMD fanboy, but its looking like its hard to beat the Intel C2D processor.

    It also looks like Asus quality has suffered the past few years. Whats a good quality Mobo to go with?

    I've been searching past threads, but any new opinions would be great!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Well if you go to Core 2 duo, you will also need to get new memory,
    since you will need ddr2.

    That unfortunately will take away from your graphics budget.

    So your approach imo, should be to get the best mobo-cpu-memory combo
    that the budget allows for now and still have enough to get a video card.



    GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard - $204 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128323

    E6400 Core 2 Duo - $224 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004

    Corsair XMS2 2 x 512mb - $130 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145573

    XFX 7300GS - $70 shipped
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150128

    For a total of $628 shipped. The graphics card would give you respectable frame rates
    while you save up some bucks for a directx 10 card once the prices come down.

    I haven't seen them head to head, but I would guess that the 7300GS would give your
    9700 card a run for it's money.
     

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