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post #1 of 34
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Well here's the predicament i'm in, my cfx3200 board just died for some stupid reason and it happend to take my opty 144 with her. So i have come up with to options:
1. Send for an RMA for my mobo and upgrade to a better cpu
either opty 180 or fx-60 which i can get for same as 180 from my friend
so it'll be around 3-400, then use the extra $$$ to save for dx10 cards
2.Upgrade to conroe (e6600) with new mobo, memory, and all that stuff
for around 850$
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post #2 of 34
I'd stick with AMD and upgrade the video card.

In games you wont notice a big enough performance difference from going to Core2Duo to warrant the cash.

Put it into the video card
post #3 of 34
If you aren't noticing a serious bottleneck, just stick with AMD and upgrade your vid card.

It seems like the vid card upgrade cycle is 9mo-1yr, and CPU cycle is about a year and a half.
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post #4 of 34
See if you can get the CPU tested at a local shop, if it's good it's probably the MB.
Why do you think the MB and CPU is shot?
    
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post #5 of 34
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i swapped parts with an old a64 3200 system that i know works,

also, i probly wont get 8800 i'll probly wait untill dx10 games start popin out alot, my x1800's are plenty fast for me, i'll probly save up for r600 or the 2nd or 3rd gen dx10 cards
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post #6 of 34
I agree with TheDuke. Seldom do both CPU and board go. Be certain. Test both separately.

R
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post #7 of 34
I would say get an Opty 170, not the 180, and save some money. That was a very nice rig, be happy only your Mobo and possibly CPU went, because you still have 2 amazing video cards. I would say get the same mobo you had, as it's probably the best 939 CF mobo.
    
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post #8 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ropey View Post
I agree with TheDuke. Seldom do both CPU and board go. Be certain. Test both separately.

R
i tested em both separately with an old rig
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post #9 of 34
...wow, the fates must hate you...

I'd use that old a64 3200+ system for the meantime and get a new vid card.
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post #10 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protius View Post
i tested em both separately with an old rig
Ouch X2
    
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