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Pci-E Mobo

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by portovechios, 18 May 2006.

  1. portovechios

    Associate

    Joined: 16 Apr 2006

    Posts: 28

    My 9800 pro has finally given up,so here it is!!

    I have £300 to spend on an upgrade from AGP to Pci_e and a new card,so!

    I need a new Mobo for my 64/3500 and a new GPU (X1800 perhaps)

    Do I need to do a windows install with a new Mobo?

    Any help greatly appreciated....The links to you sufggestions would be useful


    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Ladforce

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

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    Location: Fleet

    yes you do
     
  3. split

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,534

    Location: Dorset

    Yeah you do really.
    Seen a few have success following this.
    Might be worth a try, if you feeling lazy ;)
     
  4. portovechios

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    What mobo and gpu for my 300 bucks
     
  5. kmistry

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,089

    Location: Leicester

    I've still got my 9800 pro, has lasted me well, considering i bought it the week it came out, for a ridiculous price!

    Personally i'd say a 7900GT or an x1800xt and for the motherboard, if you're looking for a good one, then an Asus a8n-sli....see what other people say :)

    EDIT: the 7900 series are on offer this week as is the Asus A8n-sli-SE
     
  6. Minstadave

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    Location: Rutland

    7900GT/X1800XT 256Mb and a DFI Ultra-D would be an awesome combination :) The 7900GT is less power hungry, so if your PSU is a little lacking that might be the better option :)
     
  7. reddeathdrinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,137

    Location: Surrey

    I bought an OcUK 7900GT and an Asus A8n-SLi SE mobo.

    With delivery, that's just under £300....
     
  8. Minstadave

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    Location: Rutland

    GX-037-OK OcUK GeForce 7900 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-037-OK) 1
    £164.95 £164.95
    MB-013-DF DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-013-DF) 1
    £94.95 £94.95

    Subtotal £259.90
    VAT £45.49
    Total £305.39

    Its would be another £8 for delivery, but that motherboard is worth the extra over the competition.
     
  9. portovechios

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    Joined: 16 Apr 2006

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    Well I went ahead and ordered myself a Sapphire X1800XT 512 and a DFI Ultra-D........goodbye AGP bottleneck!!!!!!

    Never installed a new Mobo so any help/tips greatly appreciated....I noticed on a thread that was too tech for me that it's important which ram slots you use in which order????


    I have now:

    Athlon3500/64
    2GB Crucial 4 x 512 (2 Matched Pairs)
    DFI Ultra-D
    X1800XT 512 (Sapphire)
    16x Dual Layer

    Assuming all goes well my next buy will be a decent soundcard and perhaps a quicker CPU......
     
  10. Minstadave

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    Your sig is ridiculously too large, you're allowed an image 400x75 pixels or 4 lines of text.
     
  11. Alien8473

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    Posts: 15

    AGP is not a bottleneck, its the same old story, blind them with science.

    Current crop of cards and prolly next 3 generations would run happily on agp 8X.

    Its just another excuse to make u uppgrade perfectly serviceable hardware...needlessly (unless u want the latest GPU).
     
  12. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Follow the user guide carefully is one. Quickly go through it first before you start.
    oh, & have enough room for the build. Layout everything. I prefre building the mobo part outside the case first :D

    Read this ;)
     
  13. Minstadave

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    Location: Rutland

    SLI needs more bandwidth than the AGP bus can supply, it even benefits from 16x over 8x per card, so its not simply just forced upgrading, it does bring benefits. Not to mention PCI-E allows SLI/X-fire setups (even though I find them frankly pointless for most uses).