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Socket 478 MOB fried! :( Looking to upgrade system? Opinions / advice appreciated

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Well I just got into overclocking, but I am extremely new. Well I fried my mob this weekend Not sure how, maybe it was ready to go? Looks like it might be an excuse to upgrade my system.

Here is what I currently have:

Coolermaster Praetorian Case (love this case!!!)
Antec True Blue 480 power supply
Had a IC7-Max3 Mob (Intel P4 socket 478 875 chipset)
Coolermaster JET 4 cpu cooler
Pentium 4 3.4ghz Northwood Processor
2g Corsair PC4000 XMS DDR Pro (memory activity lights) memory
Brand New EVGA 7800gs AGP video card
Soundblaster Audigy 2 zs platinum sound card with platinum drive
2 Western Digital 180g raptors in 0 raid config = 360g
Adaptec USB (5 slot) expansion card
Adaptec (3 usb and 2 firewire) expansion card


This being the case, what are my recommended upgrades for:

Power suppy (is this not enough for overclocking? Some folks have said I need more power)?

New CPU? AMD or Intel (i want the best regardless of price)

New Motherboard based on the cpu recommendation?

New Cpu cooler based on cpu / mob recommendation? Looks are important as I have a windowed case with blue lighting / sleeving.

New Graphics card?

Can I use my existing DDR Corsair memory with the new motherboard?

I figured now, might be the time to make the switch to one of the better chips / motherboards and pci express. Since i have to basically take a majority of my system apart to take out the motherboard and chip. Do you agree?

Thank you all for any advice / opinions!
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your setup is awesome...im guessing you got a lot of cash to spare
FOR SURE GET AMD. AMD owns Intel in Ocing and gMing its not even funny how much better amd is.
GET AN AMD X2 4800+, Operon 165, or FX-60. They are the best in their category. if you ca afford it, and you said regardless of proce, go w/ fx-60

keep your ram. its good enough...and then some
    
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Thanks for the reply!

So, it looks like socket 939 AMD is the way to go? What is a good mid range chip for this socket? I want a good base and then I can upgrade the chip when the $1000 one comes down a bit.

This was the mob i was looking at:

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939. Good choice?

How about my power suppy? Should I upgrade it? Is it enough power?

How about graphics card, what should I go with?
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480? If you plan oc'ing like 800mh or a gig, maybe you should go with a 550w but i dont think you would need one.
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Well, getting an SLI mobo requires an SLI certified PSU. Never use a molex to PCIe adaptor. That's just asking for trouble. For a good PSU, I would reccomend the Sunbeam NUUO 550W, the Seasonic 600W (don't know the model, ask other people), or the $140 600W FPS Group (Fortron Source). Any of those should suit you well. Get your stuff off of Newegg. I second the AMD movement.
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Sorry 'bout double post, but you shouldn't buy a PSU based just off of wattage. My first PSU was a $16 450W. It died in September, just shy of its first birthday. If the PSU has only 1 12V rail, it should have 36A on it. If two 12V, at least 18-20A. FSP's 600W has four 12V rails with 16A each, which isn't too bad. The PC Power & Cooling units have like 36 on both of their 12V rails. Weight is also good. My 450 weighed less than a pound, but my FSP weighs like 10.
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