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everyone that has a Conroe loves his Conroe, but this guy already owns a motherboard and memory. let's not forget that he'll probably have to buy a new copy of Windows if he gets a new motherboard too. if i was in his boat and had a limited budget, i'd stick with Socket 939 and upgrade in that category.

and DoD:S... really? it hurts my head just thinking about playing that game.
Yup thats why I suggest for him to overclock his rig first and find his potential. Probably won't even have to buy a completely new platform.

Well I really enjoy DoD:S along with thousands of others. Every individual prefers some games over others, its not that hard to understand. It's not like there is one best game that EVERYONE is playing.
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Overclocking isn't hard. Just take the time to read up on it.

>>Accidently made a double post so just changed the content of this one.<<
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hey guys...just saw this on the online deals section, would this be a good buy for my system?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...u=CP2-A64-3800
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hey guys...just saw this on the online deals section, would this be a good buy for my system?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...u=CP2-A64-3800
Most definitely if you decide to go the upgrade route with your current system
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thanks again iandh.....now I'm deciding if I should upgrade my mobo and get ddr2 ram...or stay with my current mobo and just buy another 512x2?..
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more memory is better than faster memory. i'd just add another gig if it was me. buying a new motherboard will undoubtedly open up a whole new can of worms. you'll get the bug like all of us do and you'll end up spending a ton of money on a whole new system. better to go slow at first and learn as much as you can before you start pouring money into this hobby. call this your learner rig.
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post #58 of 70
Get that 3800+ Toledo from tiger direct. That 70$ is a good price, and it will prevent you having to get another motherboard, windows OS, and prevent you from hell with mobo bugs. As above poster said, this is your learner rig.

If you can, ditch the 512x2 you have now and go for 1gig x 2, that will give you dual channel support so your memory can really fly. If not, you might just wanna leave it the way it is. 1gig isn't all the bad for GW.

The only real problem i'm seeing in your original rig and your original conflict is the bottleneck by the CPU. So just fix what you need, leave whats not broken.

Hell, if you want to be really ballsy, return/sell that 7950GT (if you can get full price for it) step down to something like a 7900GS, take the extra money and go E2160 C2D build. Now that would be a much better overall system, even with the slower 7900GS. Not to mention the 7900GS is a beast, and with proper brand control (I.e. evga) you could have your 7950GT back in no time.

Also, a nice 20.1" monitor would cost you as much as a new rig, so better to stick with stock for now.
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the 2x1gb ddr i'm finding is almost 2x the price of 2x1gb ddr2 ram? why is that? ....
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the prices look the same to me. check these out.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

$55 for another pair of 512 MB DDR400. you'll still run in dual channel and you'll have 2 gigs total.
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