Building a new PC please help!

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  1. LIQUID

    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    well its more of upgrading since im going to be using old parts to keep price down :hs:

    http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/WishShareShow.asp?ID=1626865&WishListTitle=9%2F2005+NEW+PC%21%21+AMD64+3700

    Recommendations on a better Mobo? RAM?

    I still need to add a new hard drive to it..might get a raptor...not sure yet :hs:


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    & my Alien leet case :o
     
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    You NEED to ditch that motherboard. I really cannot stress that enough, go with an ASUS and you won't regret it.

    The corsair ram is good, but you might want to get a 939-pin processor for future compatability.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Personally I'd switch it to a 939 pin chipset and proc.
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    ok so 939 is newer/better?

    Can you recommend me an Asus mobo?

    do they sell 3700+'s in 939?
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    oh...i'm buying the parts most likely on 9/5

    I appreciate your help :)
     
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    Try to go with the 939. They do sell the 3700 in 939, it'll end up costing you an extra 30 bucks or so, and you won't see any performance benefit... but it's a more modern platform.

    Make sure your 939 processor has an AGP slot and not a PCI-E... such as this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131510

    Btw, if you're gonna stay with your AGP video cards there isn't very much need to upgrade to the 939 unless you feel you may upgrade your processor again within the next couple years and you'll want to possibly use dated technology then.
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    the thing with my vid card...i want to upgrade it within the next few months

    maybe a NVIDIA 6800 GT or Ultra

    or another higher end ATI card

    I've got a few weeks to decide
     
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    If your going to be buying all of this now, and you planning to up your vid card in a few months, might as well do it now, so you can buy your mobo accordingly.
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    I don't have the money for that now

    If I could I would :hs:

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    Ok guys..I've got a new CPU picked out

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103533

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail

    it's got awesome reviews and will save me about $60 :x:


    ALSO Another UPDATE***
    99% Chance I will buying the parts this weekend :x:
     
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    Use onboard audio for a little while, and get a PCI-E mobo, and when you get your graphics card get PCI-E. Thats what I would do at least.
     
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    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    OK.

    you guys are right

    I'm going to go ahead and get a mobo with PCI-E & get a PCI-E vid card

    so the build date has been pushed back to late next month :hs:

    any recommendations on a good mobo (I'm going to be using an AMD64 3500+ 939 processor)
     
  13. JaJae

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    Asus A8N series
     
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    for a new vid card go for an x800 pro
     
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    stay away from the Deluxe edition. it has a bad nb fan that will fail. Asus will send you a new one free of charge but it will fail too. The Premium edition has a heat pipe that eliminates this problem.

    best 939+AGP = MSI Neo 2
     

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