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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by claymanhb
There is a fry's by my house that has an x2 3800+ and motherboard for $270.





Venice is 939 only

Actually there is a 754 Venice available now.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
Actually there is a 754 Venice available now.
Good deal to. if my 3200 dtr doesn't work out Ill probably grab one of those.
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post #13 of 17
If you really dont have alot to spend, I say get a Sempron64 for 754. Trust me, they clock very well, are cheap, and perform well. Other's may say they suck but it really doesnt, I use this computer to game and do everything and it flies at 2.4.
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post #14 of 17
DFI LanParty + 3700 clawhammer about $300.00 maybe a little bit more. plus it still uses agp.
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post #15 of 17
San Diegos overclock much better than their Clawhammer counterparts. They're cheaper, too.
post #16 of 17
i would go with the S939 3700+ option. i think you'll be better off performance wise and will lengthen the longevity of your system.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Twitchy
Hey, I'm looking to upgrade my proc... I'm currently on a Sempron 3000+ and its the crappy kind in Socket A. My budget limits me to less than 300 dollars for my mobo and CPU. This upgrade is meant to keep my PC going up till college, then I'd do some massive upgrading. I will most likely be going to college fall 2007. I'm thinking something like a Athlon 64 3400+...

HELP!

Well given that you only wish to spend another USD$300.00 on this until you hit college in 2007 at which time you plan a complete new build, keeping the cost low is the go.

My suggestions for this upgrade are all from newegg and would be as follows:

CPU - AMD MOBILE ATHLON 3000+ DTR socket 754..here...USD$115.00

MOTHERBOARD - ASUS K8N-E ATX..here..USD$70.00 or ALBATRON K8ULTRA-U pro ATX..here..USD$60.00

That will leave you with a bit over for a nice heatsink and fan combination on the CPU and a good PSU upgrade which is highly recommended.

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