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Spec me a x64 upgrade

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sp00n, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Sp00n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,141

    Location: Brighton

    current system is:

    athlon xp 1700+ @ 2ghz
    512mb twinmoss @ 166mhz
    radeon 9500NP 128mb
    320gb hdd space across 3 maxtor diamondmax 9 drives

    I want to upgrade to a x64 sckt 939 system without spending too much cash. I figured the motherboard has to be where the most cash is spent, its gotta have pci-x but the gfx card itself doesnt need to be anything special, aslong as its no worse than my 9500. HDD wise i can use my current IDE drives as storage and get a cheap sata to boot from. RAM, something like 512/1gb as its not that expensive atm.

    Any suggestions?
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I don't know what your budget is but at just less than £400 this should be a pretty effective upgrade.

    MB-088-AS Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-088-AS)
    £61.95 £61.95
    CP-121-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)
    £135.95 £135.95
    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £54.95 £54.95
    GX-053-PC PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 GTO 128MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-053-PC)
    £79.95 £79.95
    Subtotal £332.80
    VAT £58.24
    Total £391.04