help choosing components!

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    Hey, I have been out of the computer loop for a while, I need some help picking upgrade components. My favorite came is HL2, I need to play that at least.

    My old video card was a Hercules 9700pro 128mb agp. it died when I moved. I also upgraded to an AMD 3000+ procy, but my mobo is a little screwy, and will only run at 133 mhz. To get the most out of my 3000+ I should be running at 166mhz. So id like to get a new mobo to take advantage of my procy, and I figure might as well get a pci-e mobo and upgrade my vid card (the backup Im using now is a geeforce 2 and it blows) The mem im running is 512 of pc2700 DDR. Ill probably pick up another stick of that.

    So if someone could suggest a mobo and video card combo from newegg.com or something, for my setup, I would appreciate it!

    James
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    Sorry, Im figuring 50 ish for the mobo, 150ish for the vid card? 200 total? then somewhere ill try to find some cheap 512 ddr. 60 for the mobo 140 for the vid? I dont need the best of the best, just a simple upgrade. I'm the type that just upgrades components every now and then. i probably wouldnt have upgraded for a while If I hadnt killed my vid card. i got it just last fall for $140 :( i would like my processor to run at full speed though for sure.
     
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    The processor is Socket A?
     
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    uh oh..... ummmmm, the the square kind with a notch on one side... I had an athalon 1 gig first and upgraded to the 3000+. I beleieve that is a socket a, does this sound correct?
     
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    I am pretty sure I have a socket A, 95% sure. I started with an AMD athalon 1ghz, and upgraded to a amd 3000+. Im looking on newegg and cant seem to find a socket a mobo with pci-e. Is it possible to have a socket A mobo with a pci-e slot?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Ohhhhhh that blows. i just got my 300+ in socket a. grrr. i hate to get an AGP card, they are so pricey compared to PCI-e cards. Dammit. I really just wish my 9700 pro hadnt died. I guess if I dont need pci-e, i wont have to buy a mobo, ill just keep running it at 133 mhz :( I hate computers sometimes! Any suggestions on an agp card??
     
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    just save up for a s939 processor :)
     
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    Juuuuust got the amd 3000+ in september!!!! I guess ill just get another AGP card :( I wish my mobo was operating correctly to run at 166. what a piece of crap.
     

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