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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mystic_Smeg, 30 Jul 2006.

  1. Mystic_Smeg

    Associate

    Joined: 28 Jul 2006

    Posts: 9

    I have



    Athlon 64 3500+ (which I presume is 939)
    MSI ATX nForce Neo somethingorother with AGP slot and onboard sound and networking.
    RADEON 9800 Pro + Zalman VF700-CU
    Two sticks of Crucial 512MB DDR 333MHz
    Maxtor SATA 120 GB HD
    Sony DVD + SONY CD-RW
    And a case that wouldn't look out of place at a carnival.


    :confused: Would it be reasonable of me to keep the RAM and Athlon chip to use on a new PCI-E motherboard and GFX card?

    If so any thoughts on which pair to stump for given I have around 200 pounds to spend?

    Oh and thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: 30 Jul 2006
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,778

    Location: Brighton

    GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £129.95 £129.95
    MB-086-AB Abit KN8 nForce4 (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-086-AB)
    £46.35 £46.35
    Subtotal £176.30
    VAT £30.86
    Total £207.16
     
  3. Monstermunch

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    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Eating PI

    or this, slightly better mobo, not very clockable though:

    MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £54.95 £54.95
    GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £129.95 £129.95
    Subtotal £184.90
    VAT £32.36
    Total £217.26
     
  4. GhostRider

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 295

    download this http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php (CPU-Z 1.35 top left hand corner) and run the cpuz.exe On the first tab next to package will be your socket number. Worth double checking.

    how many watts is your power supply and what is its model number, you might need a new one of these.
     
  5. Mystic_Smeg

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    Joined: 28 Jul 2006

    Posts: 9

    CPU-Z thing is rather nifty. Thanks.

    It is a 939 and my PSU is a JEANTECH ATX 500W.
     
  6. Monstermunch

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    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Eating PI

    DOH, didn't know Levis made PSU's
     
  7. Mystic_Smeg

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    Joined: 28 Jul 2006

    Posts: 9

    Yep. Cheaper than a pair of Levis too.