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icbluscrn

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I am upgrading my comp on sort of a limited budget $600 or so. It will be used for gaming.

Right know i have a frys system its got a intel pent. sckt 478 3.0ht with ecs 865g-micro atx mobo with pny 256mb 6600agp. 512mb dual channel elixer ram pc 3200. win xp media. I cant play quake 4 or nfsu with much of the eyecandy or it becomes a slide show with dubbed sound.

The parts i plan on reusing are all P/ata WD200gb hd. 2 dvd burners and 1 floppy. Is p/ata and IDE the same ?

The parts I have in waiting
Ultra xfinity 600w psu $60
Thermaltake XaserV WinGo Case (V7000D) - Blue $55
Windows xp pro$100


So I have about $600 to buy whatever else i need my thoughts so far

Amd 64 x2/3800 w/free ecsK8t890a mobo $279 "frys"
Gigabyte Ga-K8n Pro mobo $90 "clubit"
or Ecs Kn1 extreme $119 "newegg"
HIS Hightech Radeon X800GTO IceQ II Turbo 256MB $195 "newegg"

Besides the 512mb elixr i have 1gb pc3200 kingston value ram
+/- couple dollars is fine

I wont be overclocking at least not till i read more about how to do it.


So what do you guys think? Any thoghts? Ideas?
Thanks for looking/helping :D
 

PeterBateman

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I would say go for the Amd 3700 frrom new egg (i think $233)and with the extra money get a 7800 series gpu. But I to am new at this just with alot of time researching.
I to am curios to see what people say about your Pata stuff
I suspect your ram might hold You back.
Good luck
 

PeterBateman

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Thanks for pointing out clubit ( i was looking for that case of yours), never seen them before they have a 1900xt for $519 and today is payday sweet.
Icblu or anyone else ever shop there before?
 

icbluscrn

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I am sorry but I would like the advice from someone who has been on this longer then a day, and already had 270 post of crap,

How about my mobo -vidieo card? Someone ?
 

icbluscrn

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Where would the 800 gto fit in that chart? How about my mobo choices I dont rally think i need sli But if i do go the 6800 series that might br open in the future,
 

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Get 2 Gb of memory for maximum gaming experience. Other than that everything looks good. Good choice for the CPU. I guess everyone is going for dual these days.
 

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Where would the 800 gto fit in that chart? How about my mobo choices I dont rally think i need sli But if i do go the 6800 series that might br open in the future,
I believe the x800gto is about the same as the x800xt
 

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