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I'm unsure of what I want because I don't know if they're compatible together, but I'm looking at these things:
motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
-confused: http://www.pricewatch.com/motherboar..._64_x2_am2.htm
-I don't know if those are good motherboards, sorry .
processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
ram:
1024mb 184pin corsair (I know this is compatible with the motherboard, I think?)
video card:
:edit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Please notify me with whatever else I need.

Also, can I take little things like hard drives and sound card from my last computer? It's a dell though, so let me know, thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by unreachable View Post
I'm unsure of what I want because I don't know if they're compatible together, but I'm looking at these things:
motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
-confused: http://www.pricewatch.com/motherboar..._64_x2_am2.htm
-I don't know if those are good motherboards, sorry .
processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
ram:
1024mb 184pin corsair (I know this is compatible with the motherboard, I think?)
video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121007

Please notify me with whatever else I need.

Also, can I take little things like hard drives and sound card from my last computer? It's a dell though, so let me know, thanks in advance!
Let's get some more information here:

#1 What is the new computers primary function?

#2 How much do you have for your budget?

This information will really help us all help you!
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post #3 of 22
That processor is not compatible with the first motherboard you linked as the processor is for socket AM2 and the motherboard is socket 939. For the $135 that the video card you linked costs you could get a 7600GT which is much more powerful. Corsair ram usually tends to be over priced so if you are looking to overclock I would recommend different ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062
Video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138027
That is the socket AM2 compatible version of the motherboard you linked.
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post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jswerve View Post
Let's get some more information here:

#1 What is the new computers primary function?

#2 How much do you have for your budget?

This information will really help us all help you!
#1 Gaming, school.
#2 about 400-500$; Looking to get the best deals if possible, trying to budget.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
That processor is not compatible with the first motherboard you linked as the processor is for socket AM2 and the motherboard is socket 939. For the $135 that the video card you linked costs you could get a 7600GT which is much more powerful. Corsair ram usually tends to be over priced so if you are looking to overclock I would recommend different ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062
Video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138027
That is the socket AM2 compatible version of the motherboard you linked.
Thank you for this advice because now I have another problem. I want to use the ram I already got and the pin is 184, and the motherboard you linked is 240pin. I don't want to spend more on RAM and will probably end up not having enough money for it.
Here is a link to socket 939 processors, honestly I don't know what's good and what's not. (Note: the motherboard in my first post is still the one I got only because it has 184pin for memory slots)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...275&Submit=ENE
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by unreachable View Post
#1 Gaming, school.
#2 about 400-500$; Looking to get the best deals if possible, trying to budget.



Thank you for this advice because now I have another problem. I want to use the ram I already got and the pin is 184, and the motherboard you linked is 240pin. I don't want to spend more on RAM and will probably end up not having enough money for it.
Here is a link to socket 939 processors, honestly I don't know what's good and what's not. (Note: the motherboard in my first post is still the one I got only because it has 184pin for memory slots)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...275&Submit=ENE
Get the San Diego 3700+ it has 1MB L2 cache and is a great overclocker. Here's the link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819103622R
69 dollars OEM
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post #6 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by unreachable View Post
I'm unsure of what I want because I don't know if they're compatible together, but I'm looking at these things:
motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138264
-confused: http://www.pricewatch.com/motherboar..._64_x2_am2.htm
-I don't know if those are good motherboards, sorry .
processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735
ram:
1024mb 184pin corsair (I know this is compatible with the motherboard, I think?)
video card:
:edit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Please notify me with whatever else I need.

Also, can I take little things like hard drives and sound card from my last computer? It's a dell though, so let me know, thanks in advance!
Hold in there the intel gurus comming soon.With better choices.And more power for less money.Sry I can't help you.Im no an intel guru.But looking to do my move soon.
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post #7 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jswerve View Post
Get the San Diego 3700+ it has 1MB L2 cache and is a great overclocker. Here's the link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819103622R
69 dollars OEM
Can you compare it's speed to an Intel? I've only worked with Intel because I don't know much about computers and Intel is the base of my computer.

For example, the proc atm is 3x better than pent 4. tyia
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post #8 of 22
If you're looking for socket 939, there's a lot of fanboyism for the dual-core Opteron 165. Let's say another 50-100 bucks for a motherboard, 100 for a decent power supply, and that leaves between 150-200 for a good vid card.

Then make your own case.
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by unreachable View Post
Can you compare it's speed to an Intel? I've only worked with Intel because I don't know much about computers and Intel is the base of my computer.

For example, the proc atm is 3x better than pent 4. tyia
The new C2D cpu is more powerfull than any or most of the amd cpu's out there rigth now.Take a look in this great forum.Look in the benchies section's and see all the differents set up's and compare.Maybe you going to have a better idea of what you want or need.OK.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by unreachable View Post
I want to use the ram I already got and the pin is 184, and the motherboard you linked is 240pin. I don't want to spend more on RAM and will probably end up not having enough money for it.
Here is a link to socket 939 processors, honestly I don't know what's good and what's not. (Note: the motherboard in my first post is still the one I got only because it has 184pin for memory slots)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...275&Submit=ENE
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexisd View Post
The new C2D cpu is more powerfull than any or most of the amd cpu's out there rigth now.Take a look in this great forum.Look in the benchies section's and see all the differents set up's and compare.Maybe you going to have a better idea of what you want or need.OK.
Are there any C2D mobo's that support ddr1? I really don't know, but I suspect there aren't.

alexisd is right, though. C2D wears the daddy pants for CPU's (right now).
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