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advice on a new cpu and motherboard please

post #1 of 27
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right,well to say my current system is ancient is an understatement

barton xp2500,asrock k7s8x...ok ok you get the picture

right i have been browsing ebay as you do and saw some amd cpu+mb bundles,can you guys shed some light on these if they would be ok for me?

i play some games and thats about it,i would like to reuse these compononents tho if i could to save a few pennies

550watt psu
ATI RADEON X850 XT AGP

now i see most of the mb are now pcie so if thats the way i have to go so be it,i will have to get a new video card.

im looking at spending around £140 inc postage on the cpu and mb,but im not sure wether i need x2 or whatever as im a bit of a noob chimp

so heres a list of what ive seen
http://listings.ebay.co.uk/With-AMD-...istingItemList

any help would be appreciated
post #2 of 27
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forgot to add,im using windows xp with sp2.

dave
post #3 of 27
Some good choices there.

Personally I would not go AMD AM2 though. There is no performance increase with AM2 over S939 therefore I would go for the new architecture Intel offerings.

Get this one: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=339&subcat
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post #4 of 27
there are a lot of ecs on ebay. stay away from ecs
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post #5 of 27
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yeah buts thats way more than i can afford

dave
post #6 of 27
to use ur vc u will have to resort to a older mobo there are some 939 with agp none that i know of for am2/940 dont know about intel boards and with am2/940 u will need to upgarde ur ram from ddr1 to ddr2


ecs works fine but dont overclock the best
post #7 of 27
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im sorry buy what is ecs,and in what way is it bad?

thanks
dave

edit-im ok,im not bothered about overclocking,just something thats a bit faster than what i have now..a monkey in sneakers would be faster than what i have now
post #8 of 27
For £150 you are not going to be able to buy a new motherboard, CPU and Memory.
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post #9 of 27
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yes im getting some new ram too,the £150 is just for cpu and mb

thanks
dave
post #10 of 27
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-AM2-4600-D...QQcmdZViewItem

what about that one?..its actually in my own town too

dave
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