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squire strahan May 06, 2008, 12:42pm EDT Report Abuse
well my comp is kicking the bucket, getting BSOD's and it just old.
so im looking to get some new componets. things i need are

motherboard,CPU,

im looking fo a good reliable motherboard im not really into overcloking(but it might come in handy later) shoul i go with a nvidia chipset or a intel?
ive kind of done with the hole SLI thing! done that, really wasnt that impress really.
i was running two 7900GTX, but oh well, plus i like to use two moniters and you cant while running SLI.

the cpu i was reading other posts and i think i might go with C2D wolfdale 3.0

i have all the other stuff already.

i would like to spend no more then 200$ on the board ,honestly theres no need to, im not overclocking and such.

i will be playing games on this though so im getting ride of the 7900's and going with a single 8800gt.

thanks for your help and recommends.

squire




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Bungle May 06, 2008, 01:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
If you just want something basic and relatively fast and don't need/want SLI get an Intel P35 or X38 based motherboard and I suggest stepping up to a 8800GTS 512MB instead of the 8800GT.

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squire strahan May 06, 2008, 02:04pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
thanks, right now im running system that is around three years old.

amd 4800x2 toledo
msi diamond plus
2gig corsair ddr433
7900gtx( have two but running one)
and a pc power cooling 1000kw

so i think anything will be a improvment, but sommthing that will still run games smoothly for a few years.
.. why the 8800gts? thought the 8800gt was a bit more faster and outdid the gts.

Bungle May 06, 2008, 02:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
squire strahan said:

so i think anything will be a improvment, but sommthing that will still run games smoothly for a few years.
.. why the 8800gts? thought the 8800gt was a bit more faster and outdid the gts.


there are 3 versions of the 8800GTS:

8800GTS 640MB = G80 core, 96 stream processors, 320bit memory bus, 500MHz core clock
8800GTS 320MB = G80 core, 96 stream processors, 320bit memory bus, 500MHz core clock
8800GTS 512MB = G92 core, 128 stream processors, 256bit memory bus, 650MHz core clock

just for reference:

8800GT = G92 core, 112 stream processors, 256bit memory bus, 600MHz core clock

The 8800GTS 512 is much faster than the 8800GTS 640/320MB and is notibly faster than the 8800GT due to its higher clocks, and increased number of stream processors.

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squire strahan May 06, 2008, 02:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
awesome breakdown thanks, and one more im stuck these two boards one is a p35 and ones a x38

whats the difference between the two chipsets?

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16813127030

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128089

thanks so much or could any body else recommend a good board for 150-200 dollars?

Bungle May 06, 2008, 02:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
x38 is newer and has has more features... things like extra PCIe lanes so it has 2 full speed PCIe x16 2.0 slots instead of 1 at x16 and 1 at x4 like the P35. Both chipsets are good choices for what you are trying to do.

On the boards you've linked I've had good experiences with Giga-byte in the past and highly recommend thier products, I can't really say the same about Abit.

you might consider this as an alternative to the Abit board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128087

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squire strahan May 06, 2008, 05:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
what a good cpu recomend that under 200 dollers that will outperfom what i currently have?
thanks so much for the help im trying to kepp my budget around 600-700 dollers

Bungle May 06, 2008, 06:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
Either an E8400 or a Q6600 would be good choices... both will easily out perform your current processor and are more than ample for anything out today the E8400 will be faster in current games than the Q6600 however as more software begins supporting quadcore processors the Q6600 will start to outperform the E8400. Newegg lists the prices on the E8400 and Q6600 as 199 and 219 respectively... if you absolutely cannot afford the extra 20 for the Q6600 the E8400 is your chip, otherwise consider the Q6600.


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squire strahan May 06, 2008, 11:28pm EDT Report Abuse
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CrAsHnBuRnXp May 06, 2008, 11:42pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
Ive got an entire tower I could sell you. All that is missing is a motherboard.

CPU: Q6600 (B3) still a great chip. Got it to 3.3GHz on my x38. 40C idle temps 55-60C load pending on how taxing the app was.

GPU: ATI x1950Pro 512MB PCI-e

RAM: G.Skill (2x1GB) 2GB DDR2-800

PSU: Xeon 450w

HDD: 300GB Sata150.

All i would need to do is obtain a box big enough to ship it. Wonder if the post office would have one?

EDIT: forgot case. I can either throw it in an unknown brand case, or I can throw it in my unused Sunbeam Transformer case. ST case would up the price a bit though.

Bungle May 07, 2008, 12:12am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: alot of these lately
squire strahan said:
well got it all down now hows this look?
....

thanks for the help, but im still open for suggestions.


Looks good to me, more RAM would be nice but if you have to cut some where to stay in budget thats the first thing that should get the axe.

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