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Upgrading My System


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#1 shortyman

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 10:55 AM

I am going to upgrade my system and buy a new motherboard, cpu, hdd, and RAM. Any suggestions on what i should and where to buy them from?

Mod edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum ~ Animal

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:08 AM

Newegg is a reputable retailer.

http://www.newegg.com
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#3 shortyman

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 11:29 AM

What type of motherboard and CPU do you prefer?

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:07 PM

Can you check these products and see if they are compatible with each other?

CPU

motherboard

RAM

Edited by shortyman, 19 June 2006 - 12:08 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:27 PM

with a Seagate 160 Gb hd. link

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:15 AM

Your mobo link is the same as the cpu so I can't really tell your if they are compatible or not. But the main thing is that your cpy is socket 939. So you need a socket 939 motherboard... and you need SATA connectors on the motherboard preferably... These come in most newer mobos.

For your mobo anything in this category basically... I suggest going something like ABIT or Gigabyte.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 05:48 PM

All Athlon64 processors require PC3200 DDR RAM, so go from there. You might consider getting 2 RAM modules since all Athlon64 processors support dual channel memory. Stay away from the memory "kits". They are just 2 of the same memory modules at an inflated price. All you need is to buy 2 of the same modules.

I would strongly recommend getting an SATA drive over an IDE because SATA is faster (prices are about the same now).

As Albert indicated, you will probably not be able to beat the prices at Newegg, and, should you need it, their customer service is great. They also have a better selection than just about any other outfit.
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You are apparently keeping your original graphics board. If it is an AGP card then your choice of motherboards will be extremely limited.

Edited by pascor22234, 20 June 2006 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:10 PM

My graphics card is an NVIDIA model 8871.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:04 PM

motherboard

CPU

RAM

hard drive

Edited by shortyman, 20 June 2006 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 10:15 PM

the equipment from the above post is what im planning on ordering. Can you check and make sure everything is compatible?

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 08:15 PM

anyone? anyone at all?

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 11:14 PM

It all looks ok, but about the RAM..Instead of getting 2x 512mb RAM mabye get 1x 1bg RAM? Incase you ever need more, and want to upgrade alot you'll have more slots...But that shouldnt matter much, you wont need over 1-2gb anyways. It all looks good :thumbsup:




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