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Okay so I'm pretty much strapped for cash my budget for a whole new build is roughly around $300 - $400 shipped. What I came across is three interesting barebones build from tigerdirect, I would like some input on which one I should choose or if I should just save up. Finally I am open to any other builds, Intel or AMD, as long as I can reach 2.6ghz+

$199 - purchase new graphics or save up for 4850, mobo seems iffy as well
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=P459-1236%20S

$299 v1 - will probably use my 7600GS until I can obtain fiscal resources for 4850
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...904&CatId=1916

$299 v2 - not sure if 1 x 2gb and 1 x 1gb is better that 2 x 1gb dual channel
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...475&CatId=1916

Oh yea if I was to wait for another build I would be running my Toshiba Laptop specs as followed:

AMD Turion64X2 1.8ghz
ATI Radeon X1200 graphics card
2GB PC5300 DDR2 667MHz SDRAM
Vista 32bit

Thank you for your assistance
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any one? your help is much obliged
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Originally Posted by The Jinx View Post

$299 v1 - will probably use my 7600GS until I can obtain fiscal resources for 4850
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...904&CatId=1916
Best choice imo. Save up for a better graphics card.
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Edit damn it wrong one i meant second one
    
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2x1g is good for dual channel but 1x2g isnice also for 4gb later
     
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if you choose the second link but it, sell your old PC on eBay or craglist (worth about $250) and buy a Ati4850 and some fans and other accessories
    
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For now I plan to stick with Window XP 32bit so I'm not sure if I'll go 2 x 2gb, but I was wondering if the 3gbs would be better than 2gb in dual channel. In addition, does anyone know anything about the motherboard (XFX GeForce 8200 Motherboard) would it be a wise choice if I plan to get a phenom later on?
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Originally Posted by The Jinx View Post
but I was wondering if the 3gbs would be better than 2gb in dual channel?
Jinx, in terms of bandwidth (data throughput) then the dual channel option would probably be the most wise decision to go with but if your wanting just pure memory availability then I would go with the 3GB of memory.

In regarsd to the 8200 chipset from XFX, this is the first time I've heard of this board. I tried to do some searching for reviews but came up empty handed. Perhaps my google skillz need to be evaluated

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post #9 of 19
I would have to vote for the second one. I just bought that processor, and am pleased with it. Don't forget to buy a HSF with it. And in my opinion, saving up is usually the better between the options of buy now or wait a few months.
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post #10 of 19
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when you guys vote for the second one you do mean the $299 v1 right or do you guys mean v2.
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