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This is in the wrong forum, but I didnt know where....

So help me out. I have $100, and I'd like a new mobo, like a DS3 or something, and I need DDR2 for it, like G.skill or something. Now I know what I'm asking for would be hard even with rebates, but if you can find the stuff, I will love you.

Since that is really impossible, if you have any other good suggestions for my rig or digital life in general, feel free to share. The only thing is, dont mind the graphics card, It's now a 7950GT, I just havent updated my specs yet.
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post #2 of 14
How much do you have/want to spend ?
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Oh sorry, I thought I put it in..... I only have 100....
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post #4 of 14
Get an old Pentium 4 off eBay.

Absolutely murder the Celeron and will boost your FPS by a lot. I sold a 561 (3.6GHz) for 60 bucks which should leave you with enough money to buy at least 512 more MB of RAM.
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post #5 of 14
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Well the limiting factor is my mobo, I only have 2 single channel RAM slots, and I have 2x 512MB. I'd really like to ditch that, and be C2D ready at the same time. My goal is to, as prices come down, build the ultimate pre DX10 system, so first I need a mobo which can do it, and that means new RAM, as I have DDR.
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post #6 of 14
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Need help spending money.....
Just ask my wife, she is very good at it.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by davek View Post
Well the limiting factor is my mobo, I only have 2 single channel RAM slots, and I have 2x 512MB. I'd really like to ditch that, and be C2D ready at the same time. My goal is to, as prices come down, build the ultimate pre DX10 system, so first I need a mobo which can do it, and that means new RAM, as I have DDR.
are you going to build it in bits then ?
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by davek View Post
Well the limiting factor is my mobo, I only have 2 single channel RAM slots, and I have 2x 512MB. I'd really like to ditch that, and be C2D ready at the same time. My goal is to, as prices come down, build the ultimate pre DX10 system, so first I need a mobo which can do it, and that means new RAM, as I have DDR.
Then save your money. 100 dollars won't buy anything that's decent except for 2GB DDR2.
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post #9 of 14
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are you going to build it in bits then ?
Yeah, just what I've done over the past year, upgrading this box as I get money or parts.



And I know it won't buy much, that's why I asked if anyone knew of any good deals, with rebates or something.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by davek View Post
Yeah, just what I've done over the past year, upgrading this box as I get money or parts.



And I know it won't buy much, that's why I asked if anyone knew of any good deals, with rebates or something.
okay, would $100 be your budget each time ? the reason for this is that if so, then it wont make a difference in which order you will buy components. If not, then one thing at a time can be tackled according to the budget..

edit : just remembered the topic post, it said you dont need a gfx card, sorry, my bad
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