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I am looking to upgrade or whatever you call it..my motherboard. I am a poor sole and have to keep my cpu and ram. I have a 8600gts that I aqcuired though deals and want to use it. I need a mobo that is capable of running my ram and cpu but will allow me the pci-e upgrades. I can hit 2.9 stable with my cpu and feel like that it is good enough for casual gaming for atleast a year longer. Please provide links if possible. Thanks a million!
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post #2 of 7
I dont think there is a PCIe for that socket. Anyways 8600 in not much better then 7800GS only by like 10% max which is not worth the upgrade.
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post #3 of 7
heres my advice, since i had a s754 rig just a little while ago. save your money to just buy a new computer. the processor is going to bottleneck you if you get a pcie vid card. a single core just doesnt cut it anymore. im sure with just 500 dollars, you could get a rig that would run circles around your current rig.
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post #4 of 7
Your 3400+ S754 is worth some money on ebay because they are little hard to come by. Of course if you had a 3700+Clamhammer...

I had a system like yours, sold the 7800gs..AGP..so it good for 75 bucks.
Your 3gb of ram can get around 70 bucks. Cpu and Mobo combo around 70.

That is an easy 225 dollars.

Keep the 8600gts if you like, not a bad card. The perforamce is on far with 7900gtx.

For 225, you can easily pick up a GA-P35_DS3L, E4500, and 2gb for that money.
70 for mobo, 100 for cpu, and 55 is plenty for ram.

It will will much much better than if you have to buy a mobo, and keep that sandy.
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post #5 of 7
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So this is a no? I found several online but they are all out of my price range.
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post #6 of 7
it is a no.

Upgrading your current computer will cost more than to just put together a budget cpu/ram/mobo combo
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post #7 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
it is a no.

Upgrading your current computer will cost more than to just put together a budget cpu/ram/mobo combo
Then...could someone please set me up with some ideals of a cheap but upgradeable in the future combo? I need a mobo/cpu/ram combo as cheap but efficient as possible. I already have a temporary video card in a 8600 GTS. I would really appreciate it!
Edited by whitt_flunky - 6/15/08 at 12:43pm
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WD 500GB Sata Black Ed. LG DVD-RW Drive 7 Ultimate 64 bit Hanns-G HG216D 22" 
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