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I have a p4 2.2 400 mhz fsb 512 pc 2100 (only memory supported by via mb)80 gb hd 7200 rpm 2mb cache,radeon 9800 pro 128 mb. os win xp pro. mb supports 533mhz fsb and could upgrade to p4 3.06.Add memory to 1gb and get 6800 gt 256 mb.I don't have alot of money, so what are your thoughts on this upgrade good or bad.

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<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116155" target="_new">$246.99</A> for a OEM CPU?
For a little bit more you can get an Athlon 3000+ and an EPOX nforce 4 ultra, then you could get faster memory, and a PCIe video card, and when you feel the need to upgrade you can buy a double core CPU without changing the motherboard.

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First of all thx for taking the time to answer my post.I looked @ the motherboard (price is right lots of features), cpu you suggested and 3200+ i'm not sure which one (winchester or venice) only a couple of dollars difference.u asked about budget $400 now, working on a little more.

newbie<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by chester1 on 07/20/05 05:58 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 
Agree with the Yen master...

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Actually the venice was cheaper last time I looked (newegg)

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The Epox I suggested is a great board, but you'll have to buy a PCIe video card, because it doesn't have an AGP slot.
Just keep that in mind.

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There should be some boards coming out with the <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2471" target="_new">ULi m1695 chipset</A> soon. Could be the best of both worlds for the gradual upgrade if he has an AGp that he wants to keep for now... :wink:

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here should be some boards coming out with the ULi m1695 chipset soon. Could be the best of both worlds for the gradual upgrade if he has an AGp that he wants to keep for now...
Or it could be a complete piece of crap! :O

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It could be...anything is possible. Based on benchmarks and reviews, the chipset performs well. As long as the mobo mfr makes a good implementation, then it should be a great option.

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<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2475" target="_new">Anandtech budget system guide</A>

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Another great <A HREF="http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4138923" target="_new">PSU option</A> - and less expensive, too! Gotta love <A HREF="http://www.bensbargains.net" target="_new">Benbargains.net</A>

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