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hey guys, so ive got about $1000 cdn to spend on an upgrade. im wanting go for a new mobo, amd cpu, ram,. the thing is my vid card is an agp so id need a mobo with an agp slot and pci/e ( to swithc vid cards later)slot if possible. gona be doing some ocing as well obviously
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E6300 $218
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1282

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 $146
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD5155

Team Xtreem PC2-5300 2GB $313
http://www.directcanada.com/products...%20Group%20Inc.

Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro $238
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=SAPPHIRE

Zippy HP2-6500P 500W $101
http://www.directcanada.com/products...Y%20TECHNOLOGY

If that is too expensive you can replace the x1950pro with the 7600gt, worse performance but you get to keep the C2D build

Evga 7600 Gt Ko $160
http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=EVGA

You can then sell your rig off to someone and buy yourself a HSF
    
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i shoulda said i want AMD lol and nvidia.. but vid card isnt priority
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X2 3800+ $179
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=AMD

MSI K9N Platinum $120
http://www.directcanada.com/products...=MSI/MICROSTAR

DFI LANParty UT NF590 $239
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=DFI

You would be making a mistake by taking AMD over Intel. There is no reason to take brand over performance, not a single one
    
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The ASRock Dual Vista supports both AGP and PCIe and it's a good OCer, not top of the line but still good and they have improved the BIOS freatures a lot compared to the Dual SATA.
    
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**** so hard to decide !. heres what i found.. tell me what you guys think

ASRock 939DUAL
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=ASRock

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual Core
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=AMD

but i dont know about ram lol
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so you dont want sli....
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post #8 of 29
I think you're insane, the fact you're considering a s939 only proves it

s939 is dead so you only really have 2 options, C2D or AM2
    
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post #9 of 29
Go with Intel. Core 2 Duo is really the only sensible option for an entire fresh build.

Go with Boredom's original build; and if you insist on Nvidia a 7900GS or 7900GT would deliver great performance. (however, I'm partial to the x1950pro)
    
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I think you're insane, the fact you're considering a s939 only proves it

s939 is dead so you only really have 2 options, C2D or AM2
yea,, but if i go am2 i would have to buy a new pciE vid card correct?
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