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post #1 of 11
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Time to upgrade for my son (9 yrs old):
Currently has Antec Sonata, Antec 380 watt psu which will be reused.
Old: Intel 875-PBZ mobo (socket 478 with AGP).
New: AMD 939 mobo - undecided but need PCI.
Old: P4 3.0C Northwood (no oc-Intel no oc!)
New: 939 3700 Sandy, Opty or FX?
Ram: 2x512 Crucial DDR400, Cas 3 : to be used on the new mobo.

Got a EVGA 7600GT for the new mobo.

Will reuse harddrives, ram, opticals, etc....

Need advice on a new, non-SLI mobo that will run a light oc with
the ram and 380 watt psu.

Thanks
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post #2 of 11
Just ran across this & it seems like an awesome deal:
Buy an FX-55 939 for $199 and get a mobo, ram, video card, or hard drive for free! Unfortunately, you have the RAM, video card, and hard drive. And the mobo is crap. But it's free stuff with a great processor!
http://promotions.newegg.com/amd/amd_fx55/index.html

And the ABIT KN8 is a good all-around non-SLI mobo that can be found for under $70.
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post #3 of 11
Scratch the newegg.com deal - they seem reluctant to ship to Alaska, where I'm guessing you live based on your location tag.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by XxcoffeexX View Post
Scratch the newegg.com deal - they seem reluctant to ship to Alaska, where I'm guessing you live based on your location tag.
I've had Newegg ship to Alaska over a dozen times, no problem there.
I've never seen a Newegg promo like this before.
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post #5 of 11
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Think I'm just looking for a 939 mobo with a PCI-E slot.
I'll rather pick up a 3700 sandy or opty with a light overclock with the divider, stable for gaming.
Must stay below 380watt psu threshold.
Mobo please:-------------------
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post #6 of 11
opty 160 for $180 at the egg
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post #7 of 11
just an idea but snerp has that mobo for sale in the for sale section
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
just an idea but snerp has that mobo for sale in the for sale section
will take a look, thanx.

BTW: MADMAX is my sons gaming name! Pretty cool.
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post #9 of 11
First off, how nice of you to upgrade your sons computer! My parents didn't pay for a dime for mine.. Lol. Anyways, I own the KN8 myself and it seems to actually be a pretty goot overclocker which I didn't expect. I don't know if it can but I"m trying to take my 3800+ X2 up to 3.0Ghz. I currently have it around 2.64Ghz. I think 640Mhz is enough for a light overclock. Good luck with the upgrade though!
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post #10 of 11
If you are looking for an opteron, take a look at Monarchcomputers (google it?) They have it for about 150 + 4 shipping? i don't know if they ship to alaska but i got mine from there and it is running fine (the ccbbe0510 core). But i am not sure if 380W is sufficient to handle everything (especially with power hungry video cards, extra harddrives / cd-roms) Opteron without overclocking is like a french meal without a fork.

Just my 2 cent =)

How old is your boy? I envy him..
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