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post #11 of 30
im so confused on Modki said, but i think ppl here agree,

if your going to spend money on upgrading that p4 prescott to antoher p4, its pointless, and your wasting money. it is better for you to invest in the core 2 duo mobo and cpu,

if you plan on only swapping cpus to non core 2 duo, i recommend against it
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MSI 965P Neo-F
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130052 = $90

E6320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015 = $165

Patriot DDR2 800 (2x1GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220091 = $80

$335 + s/h

Now save up $17 and step into a brave new tomorrow. You won't regret it EVER.

See the Core2's are (I'm sure this was covered before) 2x as fast as Netburst used by P4's. Therefor a 3.6Ghz Preschott is as fast as a E4300. A E6320 at stock eats your chip alive with it's massive cache and the MSI Neo-F is a decent budget OCer. 2ghz easily (equiv to a 4Ghz P4)
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post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
MSI 965P Neo-F
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130052 = $90

E6320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015 = $165

Patriot DDR2 800 (2x1GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220091 = $80

$335 + s/h

Now save up $17 and step into a brave new tomorrow. You won't regret it EVER.

See the Core2's are (I'm sure this was covered before) 2x as fast as Netburst used by P4's. Therefor a 3.6Ghz Preschott is as fast as a E4300. A E6320 at stock eats your chip alive with it's massive cache and the MSI Neo-F is a decent budget OCer. 2ghz easily (equiv to a 4Ghz P4)
First off let me say the money isn't what's holding me up...lol

I really appreciate you hookin me up with this but I not to long ago got what I thought was a really good video card for my current setup...Now it becomes completely usless and I have to spend even more to egt a pci-e...

Unless you can throw up there a link to a comparable pci-e gfx card then I may go for this...

I'm not married to the LGA 775, was only looking at that one because that was my current setup...

Hell if I replace mobo and everything, I'm open to any opinions but since I just got my current rig about 1.5 yrs ago not looking to throw it away...



Thanks again for taking the time to point me in the right direction...I can almost see the light...=]
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post #14 of 30
I agree with modki and this mod, it only makes sense.
I always found out that there is a marginal gain in performance when one upgrades in the "same" architechture. You will be flushing money AND shooting yourself in the foot at this point EVEN if you go to an pentium 4 extreme edition.

Even if you have to wait, please save up and go C2D. Now if you wait, there is even a GREATER incentive. check out the intel prices in july below:

EDIT in response to the GFX post: XFX 8600GTS at 156$ after MIR from newegg. Im guessing that's about how much you paid for the 7800Gs when you bough it? you can still sell the Gs for around 100$, net, you shell out 50something bucks.
It's not just comparable, it will kill the 7800Gs, offer you DX10, and you're set for the next half decade.

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post #15 of 30
if you want mobo that works with core 2 duo on agp (which is wat im assuming what you have because of your response to modki you can get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157107

it has pci-e and agp.

it doens't overclock as well as the msi, but hey you can use ur gfx

but my recommendation go wid modki's find, and save a little for gfx, as for right now i dont' see any good gfx's on sale at a good price
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post #16 of 30
You'd do it if you could get a Video Card at a reasonable price that as good or better than yours and PCIe? What like this 8600GT for $120 ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121072
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
You'd do it if you could get a Video Card at a reasonable price that as good or better than yours and PCIe? What like this 8600GT for $120 ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121072
Nevaziah--><----Modki


THat's an 8500...

And it sucks popsickle. For him, it will be like a downgrade. Check here
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lol u buy that make sure to put a small fan on it. for its passive cooled
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ARGH I copied the wrong one. Lolz BRB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141059

Sorry bout that, there we go.
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post #20 of 30
Yes say bye to PresHOT, get a CD2 even a E4300 OCed will rape the P4. Its like comparing my 3.5ghz 630 to Modki's 3.5ghz C2D and hoping to win (6 cycles/clock vs 12 cycles/clock)
     
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