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I've been confusing myself about the many paths I could take with this upgrade and am looking for some assistance.

Current Desktop:
AMD64 3000+ Newcastle
1Gb (2x512) Corsair DDR333 Ram
1Gb (1x1g) Patriot DDR333 Ram
DFI Lanparty UT 250gb (Using on board sound)
ATI Radeon x850 (overclocked / firmware upgraded to PE)
400Gb Segate SATA Harddrive
(2 250gb SATA drives that I've using in raid0 and didn't see much performance gain if any are also available)
450watt power supply (at least 4 yrs old and might need to be replaced)
DVD Burner
DVD Driver
ATX Case

I have around $1000 to spend to move this up to as good a gaming machine as possible. I was looking at the Dual Core E6300 or E6400. Overclockability is a plus but stability is a must. Being able to run crossfire or sli in the future is a plus (willing to change based on your recomendations).

Also, I already tried to overclock this and it lost stability way to easily for my comfort so I have tossed that out as an option.


Thanks,
ecow
post #2 of 19
Get rid of that 2 x 512 and get another 1 GB stick for dual channel RAM. Well, actually, never mind that, if you're going Core 2 Duo, here's the plan. Take out the 2 x 250 HDDs, sell the rest as a complete rig to someone for maybe $800-900. Now, you magically have almost $2000, which can get you a very nice rig, and you still have plenty of Hard Drive space.

I'll make a Core 2 Duo rig with around $1,500 budget, just to be sure you can afford it once you sell your current rig.
    
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Get rid of that 2 x 512 and get another 1 GB stick for dual channel RAM.
Fore a future motherboard I could see that, however the DFI Lanparty 250Gb's version of the nf3 doesn't seem to support dual channel. As far as I could tell I couldn't get it to work but I'm not sure I researched that board enough.

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Well, actually, never mind that, if you're going Core 2 Duo, here's the plan. Take out the 2 x 250 HDDs, sell the rest as a complete rig to someone for maybe $800-900. Now, you magically have almost $2000, which can get you a very nice rig, and you still have plenty of Hard Drive space.

I'll make a Core 2 Duo rig with around $1,500 budget, just to be sure you can afford it once you sell your current rig.
Only problem is this is gonna become the wife's PC so the PC that would get sold is old and about to die. It's a 1700+ running on a NF7-S which I hear can be a ticking time bomb at it's age.
post #4 of 19
Well, this mobo will be upgradeable to QuadCore processors later down the road. Wait about a month, and get an 8800GTX when it comes out. Or, if you would rather, get an x1900XTX now, and wait a while longer. The RAM has great timings, and is relatively cheap. You also would have one of the best power supplies out there.

So, here it is:

CPU: E6400: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115004
Mobo: Gigabyte DQ6: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128323
RAM: 2 x 1 GB Super Talent: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820609026
Case: Thermaltake Armor: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811133154
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817703006
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD-RW: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151136

I'm assuming you're talking tower only, If not, that would change things drastically.

Assuming an 8800GTX is $400, you're looking at around $1,600, which should be enough if you sell your current rig.
    
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OK, then... time to re-do everything, it looks like....
    
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Well, still assuming it's tower-only, and you can yoink those Hard Drives from the old rig.

CPU: E6400: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
Mobo: Gigabyte DS3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
Memory: Super Talent 2 GBs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609026
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
Video Card: Sapphire x1950PRO (awesome card ): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061
Case: Cooler Master Centurion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

Total Price: $1,061.95 - 25 Rebate - 20 rebate - 10 rebate + 30.35 = $1,037.30 shipped
    
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This is the BEST ram at the price point, consider nothing else but these

Crucial Technology 2GB $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017

I'd look into picking up this PSU instead of the GXS

SILVERSTONE ST75F $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256009
    
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I forgot to start that the computer has a DVD burner and DVD drive so optical drives can move from the old system.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boredom
This is the BEST ram at the price point, consider nothing else but these

Crucial Technology 2GB $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148017
I second the Crucial RAM...crazy good reviews and im planning on getting that for my friend
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post #10 of 19
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Both the Gigabyte DS3 and DQ6 have this notice in their specs:

Notice: Only DDR2-800 memory supporting JEDEC approved 1.8V operation with timings of 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 is supported on Intel Desktop Boards based on Intel 965 Express Chipsets.

Are you sure the crucial ram is compatible?
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