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    updating pc

    hey all i want to get a new pc built...

    using some old parts like case 500watt ps 8500gt gfx,viewsonic 17" monitor my hd's sata and ide

    okay i currently run a

    msnv-939 with a amd 3800+ dual core (overclocked 12% max for the board)
    1gig crucial ram ddr400 at 400mhz

    O.S. is vista ultimate

    my girlfriend is letting me pick anything i want from anywhere this weekend only catch is it has to be under or equal to 200$ so i would like

    Amd only amd 5000+ or better
    sli or pci-e 2.0
    1066mhz-800mhz 2gigs or better

    fbs has to be over 1000 would like (2600-5200) ht

    and a zalman amd cooler

    sorry if its hard to understand but replacing what i have with updated stuff to run things like photoshop and game with less load times with a budget

    i have been looking for a few weeks i fall into asus board then look at reviews and switch to msi then go back to xfx 8200 and then move to ecs and others thats why im trying to make a decision with your help

    sites i been too
    newegg
    directtron
    tigerdirect
    globalcomputers
    frys.com
    overstock
    cdw
    mwave
    bestbuy

    thanks for your input in advance

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    Re: updating pc

    Look at this board: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX All Solid Capacitor AMD Motherboard - Retail $78.99 and theres a combo discount of $10 if you buy it with an X2 5050e total combo price $131.98

    Be advised that DDR2 1066 will only work with an AM2+ CPU.
    Last edited by AMDAthlonguy; 12-10-2008 at 08:40 PM.

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    Re: updating pc

    zalman coolers are nice but if you need to cut $$$ this is a very good cooler as long as your case is wide enough.

    XIGMATEK XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm $28.99 ($18.99 after $10.00 Mail-In

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    $39.99
    ($9.99 after $30.00 Mail-In


    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    $54.99
    ($24.99 after $30.00 Mail-In


    i have been looking for a few weeks i fall into asus board then look at reviews and switch to msi then go back to xfx 8200 and then move to ecs and others thats why im trying to make a decision with your help
    i'd take the ecs off your list. the bios for their boards can be disappointing under certain circumstances.


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    Re: updating pc

    thanks for the posts the zalman i can buy myself and i was looking for a all in one bundle at tiger when this started then as i waited the bundles went away

    so if the board and cpu cost 200 thats fine i have 1 gig of ddr 667/800 laying around

    but i know its possible to get the whole thing cpu,mb,ram all in a bundle for like 229

    im just not going over 200$ because its not 100% my money but i can put some in

    plan on using it for a while and when i cant do highsettings on a game ill go put 200-400$ in my computer again i put 400$ into my gfx just to have a week later buy another one for 250 that was way...way better 6600 to a 8500gt

    so i know about the 1066 ram issue but want the option for later on so when i hear my buddies say haha you computer doesnt come close to mine throw 200$ in cpu like 95xx or soo and update ram then they cry cuz im faster

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    Re: updating pc

    with the thought of future cpu upgrade and use of the 1066 memory, you might want to consider finding a am2+ motherboard that will be compatible with the am3 phenom II.


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    Re: updating pc

    ud

    the board AMDAthlonguy suggested will be okay for that am3 they say its the same socket till the release the new line of socket/boards like intel did with i7's and im sorry not going to pay 1000$ for a processor from any company who ever does is insane or has been talking to Blagojevich and robed the goverment

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    Re: updating pc

    didn't know whether you had decided on a board yet but i also looked up amd's suggestion and found it's covered. that's work!



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    Re: updating pc

    Re post #2 :
    I am running 4 gigs of G-Skill 1066 with an AM2 processor (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
    Brisbane) quite nicely, so i do not know where you got that info .
    AMD64 X2 5600+ computer @ 3.19ghz booting :
    PCLinuxOS 2009 tr5
    PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008

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    Re: updating pc

    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/products...ProductID=2874

    * Whether 1066 MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU being used, please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information


    AMD Athlon™ Processor Model Numbers and Feature Comparison



    Model Number and Feature Comparisons: AMD Phenom™ Processors


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    Re: updating pc

    Officially anyway, however, that does not mean it *could* work fine.

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    Re: updating pc

    thanks everyone i chose the gigabyte board amd suggested with a 5200+ and 4 gig of gkill ram at 800 mhz and when i want to upgrade to 1066 i can...

    my next piece of information what speed increase should i see from 1gig ddr3200 3800+ to a 4 gig ddr6400 5200+

    3800+ is what like 2.1 ocable to 2.7
    5200+ is what 2.8 ocable 3.3

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    Re: updating pc

    939s and am2s clock for clock are about the same. motherboards, chipsets, mem timings, etc. have a bit of effect when running superpi.

    i can't seem to find any screen shots but do have a notation that i believe is correct of 28.672 seconds when i was running 3200mhz with a 5000be.

    so run supepi on your current rig and see what improvements you should see. make a 1m run from the drop down tab.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/366/mirrors.php


    ud

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    Re: updating pc

    okay ud i got 42.125 s for the 1st 1 m test now.... I wait when i install my new parts and see then?
    should drop way down?

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    Re: updating pc

    mid 30s maybe


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