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The 7800GT wouldnt fit that board because it doesnt have PCI-E just AGP.
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Originally Posted by Minusorange

Right ok so how about this the 7800GT & a DFI LanParty UT nF3 250Gb (Socket 754) Motherboard (MB-010-DF) ?
you dont want that mobo it is agp. again no offense but you would be best served spending a couple of weeks to learn how things work before you buy. hang out on the site and read old threads, ask a few questions etc.

post #26 has a link to a compatible motherboard for the 7800gt and your cpu.
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Originally Posted by Jazino
you dont want that mobo it is agp. again no offense but you would be best served spending a couple of weeks to learn how things work before you buy. hang out on the site and read old threads, ask a few questions etc.

post #26 has a link to a compatible motherboard for the 7800gt and your cpu.
Well the sites description didn't say whether it was AGP or PCI-E so i thought it would be PCI-E!

Ok if you guys could only buy from the sites i listed had £350 to burn what would you get bear in mind it's gotta be socket 754 or a 754/939 combo board & a graphics card. And whatever you guys pick i'll buy because im rubbish at deciding for myself and i you guys know what your looking for!

Also Jazino i saw that link and it's in my budget infact it's below my budget so it's a definate option but i want to get the best possible combo i can get for the £350 so i'm still open to suggestions, oh if i was to get a new CPU i'd have to a dual core one but they £500 lol
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post #34 of 44
i would if i were on a budget get that mobo (asus), especially if overclocking isnt in your future much, and a 7800gt. that simple. if it comes in under budget save for later, when you upgrade your cpu you will need a new motherboard again but the videocard should still be ok.
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Originally Posted by Jazino
i would if i were on a budget get that mobo (asus), especially if overclocking isnt in your future much, and a 7800gt. that simple. if it comes in under budget save for later, when you upgrade your cpu you will need a new motherboard again but the videocard should still be ok.
So that's the best i can get ? there's no socket 754/939 mobo that can support everything i'll want in the future ? Also say i wanted to OC would i need a better mobo ? if so which one would you suggest for that ?
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post #36 of 44
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Oh and just to throw a big £100 spanner in the works i could throw in an extra £100 if it really came to it which would buy me the 939 CPU but it seems a waste having the comp only for 6 months & basically changing everything!
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post #37 of 44
dont worry about a 754/939 board i beleive you actually already have the only one there is but it does not support pci express.

OPTIONS:
1. go with the above route(754 and 7800gt)
2. get a 3000+ 939 cpu (venice) it is about $130, get a decent 939 motherboard $70-$120, and either a 6800gs $210 (a very respectable video card that is cheaper) or 7800gt $300 or so.

sorry no conversion to pounds, but your looking at 400-500usd for a new mobo and cpu and videocard.
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post #38 of 44
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Ok well thanks for the help man i think i'll go with the 1st option and not spend the other £100 and save that for a later upgrade i'll probably end up making! so total cost is about £300 which is right on budget now comes the hard part of actually fixing it all together!

Do i need to wipe my HD before fixing it together ?
Is it easy to get CPU off the current mobo & putting it on the new one ?
Will my PSU be powerful enough for the card & new mobo ? (i think its 420watt might be more though)

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so here is what we finally came to

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OcUK GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) & Call of Duty 2 Bundle - Retail (GX-032-OK)
With the OcUK GeForce 7800 GT you can experience the unimaginable, delivering unparalleled performance and advanced visual effects for next-generation games! Featuring a revolutionary superscalar architecture and backed by the NVIDIA® ForceWare™ software, the OcUK GeForce 7800 GT delivers cinematic-real effects, unmatched features, and a rock-solid stability. This truly is the way it's meant to be played.

- Core clock 400MHz
- 20 Pixel Pipelines
- 1000MHz+ GDDR3 Ultra Fast Memory
- 256-Bit Memory interface
- 7 Vertex Shaders
- Memory Bandwidth - 32.0GB/sec
- Fill Rate - 8.00 billion pixels/sec
- Next-generation superscalar GPU architecture
- NVIDIA® CineFX™ 4.0 engine
- 64-bit floating point texture filtering and blending
- NVIDIA® SLI™ Ready (NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of GeForce 7800 GTX only)
- NVIDIA® Intellisample™ 4.0 technology
- NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology
- NVIDIA® ForceWare™ Unified Driver Architecture
- NVIDIA® nView® multi-display technology
- Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support
- OpenGL® 2.0 support
- Supplied with Full Version of Call of Duty 2 PC-CDROM UK Game
- 1yr Warranty

Previously sold for £199.95 +VAT




Price: £192.50 (£226.19 Including VAT at 17.5%)
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Asus K8N4-E nForce4 4X (Socket 754) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-125-AS)
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming. PCI Express x1 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth up to 500MB/s. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.

- AMD Socket 754 Athlon 64/Sempron CPU
- NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 4X
- PCI Express Architecture
- PEG Link
- AI NET2
- Dual RAID
- Serial ATA RAID
- Gigabit Ethernet
- NV Firewall


Full Specification

Price: £54.95 (£64.57 Including VAT at 17.5%)
thats right isn't it ?
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Ok well thanks for the help man i think i'll go with the 1st option and not spend the other £100 and save that for a later upgrade i'll probably end up making! so total cost is about £300 which is right on budget now comes the hard part of actually fixing it all together!

Do i need to wipe my HD before fixing it together ?
Is it easy to get CPU off the current mobo & putting it on the new one ?
Will my PSU be powerful enough for the card & new mobo ? (i think its 420watt might be more though)

damn i'm so tired so yeah thanks very much for making my mind up and being so helpful and putting up with my noobish knowledge of hardware
no problem, hope all works out well for you. all this info is hidden somewhere on the site but quickly,

1. you dont need to wipe your hardrive, when you reinstall windows it will reformat for you, (have everything backed up, and a good windows install disc)
2. probably, dont force the heatsink though. when the time comes post some specifics about your situation and we can help.
3.as for the psu it may be fine, a brand name and specific info from the sticker would help a ton, that should be a seperate post. just know there is a small chance you will need a new psu if your current one is rated too low. (find psu info beore you buy and ask in a new post if it is good enough)


*yes those two items will work together with your cpu.
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