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Sry to post again but nobody seemed to pay attention to my other thread. Im looking to purchase a new mobo/cpu but i have no idea what i should go for. I am gonna use it for gaming, and my budget is about 250-300. Anyone suggest what i should buy? and links to the item from newegg maybe? Thanks.
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Did you want SLI capability for the future?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103596
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
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Is that budget for just the MOBO itself? Wait, that's a dumb question. Of course it is. But of course you won't need 300 dollars for the motherboard. You can spend half that and get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517
then put the rest of the money for RAM or towards your GPU card.

For gaming, go with an AMD board. ASUS is always good.

EDIT: That 3700+ that chim3ra posted is an awesome CPU.
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maybe i should have clarified, im keeping the same system i have in my specs, just replacing the mobo/cpu. I also just ordered http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231012 for my new ram.
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madr0x
maybe i should have clarified, im keeping the same system i have in my specs, just replacing the mobo/cpu. I also just ordered http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231012 for my new ram.
Oh, ok. Sorry i'm retarded. Well, if I were getting a new MOBO and CPU at the moment...I'd get the AMD 3700+ SD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539) for sure. But then you wouldn't have enough left for the MOBO.
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post #6 of 9
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well considering im keeping the gpu i have, i dont need pci-e ATM, so im guessing the mobo isnt gonna be too expensive? any good mobos for agp plz suggest.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by scarmulan
For gaming, go with an AMD
for anything go with AMD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Octapus
for anything go with AMD
Yeah, you got a point there.
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post #9 of 9
If you gonna game then the Amd is the best choice by far .Remeber that you will be in the realms of pci-e so graphics card will be needed the 7800,s are coming t the end of the line and now is a good time to buy..Mobo has to be a dfi if your gonna go for a high o/c the the Asus A8N series are known for there stability
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