New system. thoughts?

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  1. AriS

    AriS New Member

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    Ive decided to upgrade my old system, Pentium 4 1.6GHz, 192 ram and it's starting to show it's age. my budget is tight and i'm trying to stay below 1000. the new system is going to be used for daily needs and maybe source/hl2. id like a pretty quiet system too. after reading on previous threads, this is what i came up with.

    mobo: ASUS "K8N" NVIDIA nForce3 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-131-512&depa=0

    cpu: AMD Athlon 64 3400+, 1MB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor - Retail http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-426&depa=1

    hd: Seagate 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model ST380013AS-RK, Retail http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-148-037&depa=1

    psu: COOLMAX 400W CX-400B, BLACK, Taurus CX Series Silent Power Supply; 1 x 120mm fan, 3 Speed Fan Control Switch ( Auto, Low, Medium). http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-159-023&depa=0

    case: AMS GMONO BLACK MID-TOWER CASE, Model "CF-2029" -RETAIL http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-180-013&depa=1

    vid card: SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9800PRO Video Card, 128MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-281&depa=1

    memory: Corsair Value Select Memory 184 Pin 1GB DDR PC-3200, Model VS1GB400C3 - Retail http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-505&depa=1

    thoughts? improvements?
     
  2. Muchacho_Gasolino

    Muchacho_Gasolino New Member

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    you should probably get a socket 939 AMD64
    its not that much more and 754s are going down soon
     
  3. MacAlert

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    I just ordered a new system too.
    AMD Athlon XP3500+
    Asus A8V Deluxe via K8T800 Pro
    Corsair XMS 1gig Ram
    Seagate 200gig SATA HD
    NEC DVD+-RW
    EVA Nvidia GeForce 6800GT w/ Doom3 bundle
    Ultra X-connect 500w PSU
     
  4. gaybutsex

    gaybutsex New Member

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    I converted my price to canadian, but I'm pretty sure this system I built is under 1000 US. It's all from newegg.
    A64 3200+ s939, 90nm
    A8V Deluxe
    xfx 6600 GT, AGP 8x
    corsair xms pc3200 ddr400 dual channel pack, 2x512
    NEC dvd-rw, 16x
    WD raptor 74 gig/10k rpm/sata
    The case is some raidmax affair with 3 fans and a 420W psu, I think it was $47.99.
     
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    MP New Member

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    wow, where do you get your information? If by down you mean price then yes you are correct, but the 754pin line is going to be around for a good while longer (2+ years).

    Go search for the amd road map, you'll see for youself. 754's will be super cheap, fast, and great procs (as if they already aren't).

    :wavey:
     
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  7. AriS

    AriS New Member

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    is the 939 socket that much improvement over 743 line? i dont think ill be upgrading after for about around 4 years or so.
    and looking over, im convinced to switch the 9800pro to 6600gt considering theres hardly any price difference.
    and maybe change the hd too.
    thanks for your input
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Definitely get the 6600GT. I have the PCI-E version, and it kicks ass! Plus you've got pixel shader 3.0 support for future games.

    As for S754 vs S939, I say do it right, and get 939. Your upgrade options are MUCH more open with the 939. For example, CPU support is more vast on the 939 -- especially taking into account the future. Memory expansion is also great. You have 4 slots, so fill 2 now, and you've got plenty of room to grow. Also, the 939 supports dual channel memory (not supported with 754). For the cost difference (only a few dollars) it's more than worth it.

    Also, I wouldn't get the 1GB stick... instead, get a 1GB kit, which contains 2 pieces of 512MB. This leaves you 2 open slots, and you'll be running dual-channel (which you cannot do with a single stick of 1GB)
     
  9. AriS

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    thanks for all the input.
    the new set-up will be

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Socket 939
    Asus AMD Socket 939 Mobo
    Asus Nvidia Geforce 6600GT
    Corsair 512MB x 2 DDR PC-3200
    Seagate 160GB Sata HD
    Coolmax 400W PSU
    AMS Black Mid-Tower Case

    total=961.37
    thats just about $40 increase from the previous plan. which isn't bad at all.
     
  10. Mikey D

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    Sounds like the new hotness now.
     

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