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i havent fully decided yet on the sale, if i sell now, ill be without a tower until i can scrounge enough to buy a nice monitor, psu, and case, that 500 would pretty much get me the guts, if your bored, you could throw some super cheap builds up on here for me to check out, cheaper is always better at the moment, anything that i can upgrade later would be fine
Time frame is a huge deal too. If you have a month or 2 that you're looking to space this out between, you could have a sweet rig for relatively cheep. Check the ONLINE DEALS forum, and just for sales on www.newegg.com, www.tigerdirect.com(NOT MY PREFERENCE, STICK WITH NEWEGG OR OUTPOST), and www.outpost.com. If you can wait for a sale on the products you're looking for, you can generally build a very nice system for relativley cheap. I bought my graphics card for 380 when it was brand new, and still probably only dropped 800 total on my system.
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post #22 of 45
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ive used pricewatch few times with good success, my current system is all from newegg, im definitely a fan of theirs, i dont like tigerdirect tho, no matter what they are selling newegg seems to always be cheaper
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post #23 of 45
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ericeod- what amd chips are you referring to? i thought am2 was the new hottness

penicilyn- ive always used Nvidia and AMD, so when you throw radeon at me, my head popped a little lol, im not against intel or ati, just not familiar with them, what is the nvidia comparison to the x1950 you posted?

Look at one of my previous posts:
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looking at your sig, I would change out the motherboard and stick with what you have until AM3 is out.

A quote from BeHardware News
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A motherboard with an AM2 socket will be compatible with AM2 and AM2+ CPU and vice versa. Also, according to the same manufacturer, future AM3 processors using 45nm fabrication process and compatible with DDR2 and DDR3 will be compatible with current motherboards. AM2 and AM2+ processors will not, however, be compatible with AM3 motherboards as the latter is restricted to DDR3. Of course, with AM2 sockets, future AM2+ quad core processors will not express their full potential: they will not work with HyperTransport 3.0 but with 1.0, and the distinct voltage between the cores and the memory controller will not be possible.
There are AM2+ and AM3 CPUs coming out next. The AM2+ quads will not be operating at full potential in an AM2 board, and an AM3 CPU will not even be compatible with an AM2 board.

I would just hate to see you drop a lot of money on an AM2 system when it is so close to being replaced!

Good luck.
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post #24 of 45
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maybe i should just put $100 worth of ram in my current build and hold out then, my sell fell through anyhow, maybe that was for the best

anybody know when these am2+ and am3 will be coming out and what kind of prices could be expected?

edit: also, anybody have any pc3200 ram laying around they would sell?
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newegg has 512mb sticks for $33.00 ($23.00 after $10.00 MIR). Link

or a 1GB stick for $67. Link
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post #26 of 45
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if they arent rated the same as my kingston will that mess my overclock up? when i added a 512 stick of 2700, my vista score dropped
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post #27 of 45
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if they arent rated the same as my kingston will that mess my overclock up? when i added a 512 stick of 2700, my vista score dropped
It shouldnt. They are DDR400 so they are the same specs ar your Kingston.
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post #28 of 45
It looks like the AMD's new CPU will be released in August.
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post #29 of 45
TBH your cheapest upgrade could be a 939 board and a Dual Core CPU with another gig of ram.

Would run great IMO.

Plus your gfx aint to shabby at all
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post #30 of 45
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aces- im just scared of buying into 939 because its getting a little old, hate to spend a couple hundred on something that in a year will put me in the same boat that im in now
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