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The P4 on that mobo is socket 478. Like I said, best bet would be to wait until 1155 gets fixed if you got a grand to spend on a new system.
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The P4 on that mobo is socket 478. Like I said, best bet would be to wait until 1155 gets fixed if you got a grand to spend on a new system.
Not on a Dimension 4700 which the OP has (and I once had 2 of them) it's a LGA775 P4.

OP should clean out the dust and whatnot in his Dell case and keep on using it while like he wants build a system one piece at time.
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The thing is though that i want to start building now even though i head your guys warning about waiting for a new mobo. What would be my best option for a mobo right now. Or do you think not waiting would be the worst mistake of my life? lol
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The thing is though that i want to start building now even though i head your guys warning about waiting for a new mobo. What would be my best option for a mobo right now. Or do you think not waiting would be the worst mistake of my life? lol
Thats only for the SandyBridge motherboards, as they were recalled.

if you go 775 (Core 2's) your fine
If you go Am3 (Phenom II's/Thuban) your fine
If you go 1156/1366 (Core i5/ Corei7) your fine

Those are the mainstream/enthusiast cpu's that are out and proven stable.

Again, the only reason to wait is for the SandyBridge upgrade, which are great cpu's. But based on what we read hear, it doesnt sound like you know all that much about PC's. So, i'd suggest you have someone here make a wishlist for you off of newegg or something to get you started

EDIT: I forgot someone already made a wishlist lol, now you just gotta figure out what you want
    
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The P4 on that mobo is socket 478. Like I said, best bet would be to wait until 1155 gets fixed if you got a grand to spend on a new system.
its 775 man. look in the pic
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Thats only for the SandyBridge motherboards, as they were recalled.

if you go 775 (Core 2's) your fine
If you go Am3 (Phenom II's/Thuban) your fine
If you go 1156/1366 (Core i5/ Corei7) your fine

Those are the mainstream/enthusiast cpu's that are out and proven stable.

Again, the only reason to wait is for the SandyBridge upgrade, which are great cpu's. But based on what we read hear, it doesnt sound like you know all that much about PC's. So, i'd suggest you have someone here make a wishlist for you off of newegg or something to get you started

EDIT:heres what i got in the shopping cart so far....
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view
any thoughts suggestions?

EDIT: I forgot someone already made a wishlist lol, now you just gotta figure out what you want
ya this was the one i was looking at that someone recommended
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138162
what do you think?

and no i really dont no much at all sorry if its hard to deal with me guys, but you guys have been an AMAZING help so far! And i hope you can help me through the rest of this lol
Edited by Young Worm - 2/11/11 at 11:30am
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The thing is though that i want to start building now even though i head your guys warning about waiting for a new mobo. What would be my best option for a mobo right now. Or do you think not waiting would be the worst mistake of my life? lol
I would wait for sandybridge. It's best to buy everything all at once because you usually only have a few weeks in which you can RMA things to the distributor. After that you have to work with manufacturer warranties which can take longer to have things replaced.

I would build a wish list at a website like Newegg and continually update it as new parts come out and you change your mind on what you want (which you will). Then when you finally have the $ and are ready pull the trigger and buy it all in one go.

It will be like christmas with all the boxes arriving on your doorstep. It's pretty fun
    
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I would wait for sandybridge. It's best to buy everything all at once because you usually only have a few weeks in which you can RMA things to the distributor. After that you have to work with manufacturer warranties which can take longer to have things replaced.

I would build a wish list at a website like Newegg and continually update it as new parts come out and you change your mind on what you want (which you will). Then when you finally have the $ and are ready pull the trigger and buy it all in one go.

It will be like christmas with all the boxes arriving on your doorstep. It's pretty fun
How much would this "sandy bridge" cost lol and when's it supposed to be released?
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How much would this "sandy bridge" cost lol and when's it supposed to be released?
Sandy Bridge CPU's are well priced. The 2500K that I linked you earlier for $179 is one. Sandy Bridge is the code name for the line up which involves multiple CPU's that run from the 2300 to the 2600K. The K Chips are the unlocked ones and for overclocking reasons are much preferred. Probably looking at a range of $160 - $240 for a nice 1155 socket board to go with it. Boards are supposed to be re-released sometime in April.

I doubt the 1156 Biostar board I linked earlier will win too many awards with this crowd of hardcore enthusiasts. For a nicely laid out SLI/Crossfire gamers board at a decent price point it looks to be an attractive option. I wouldn't plan to do much overclocking on it and if you see yourself doing so I'd go with something a little moar enthusiast orientated. (8 pin power, better cooling, better power management).

I'd take a look at some used motherboards. Look for a nice price on a nice used MSI P55 GD80, or EVGA P55 SLI, or EVGA P55 FTW, Asus Maximus Gene or Formula. The Asus boards you can still get new but the others are no longer available new that I know of. Other options could be EVGA B stock which has the P55 FTW for $109 right now. http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20 (I have that board it is very nice ) Also something like this open box Asus P7P55D PRO for $105 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131405R wouldn't be a bad option. Open box is hit and miss though. (I'd be pissed if I ended up with a board and no IO shield). For your first build I'd think it would be understandable to want to go with a new board or at least a used board that included full documentation and all the accessories which the open box deals can often lack.

I'll quit rambling now.
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Sandy Bridge CPU's are well priced. The 2500K that I linked you earlier for $179 is one. Sandy Bridge is the code name for the line up which involves multiple CPU's that run from the 2300 to the 2600K. The K Chips are the unlocked ones and for overclocking reasons are much preferred. Probably looking at a range of $160 - $240 for a nice 1155 socket board to go with it. Boards are supposed to be re-released sometime in April.

I doubt the 1156 Biostar board I linked earlier will win too many awards with this crowd of hardcore enthusiasts. For a nicely laid out SLI/Crossfire gamers board at a decent price point it looks to be an attractive option. I wouldn't plan to do much overclocking on it and if you see yourself doing so I'd go with something a little moar enthusiast orientated. (8 pin power, better cooling, better power management).

I'd take a look at some used motherboards. Look for a nice price on a nice used MSI P55 GD80, or EVGA P55 SLI, or EVGA P55 FTW, Asus Maximus Gene or Formula. The Asus boards you can still get new but the others are no longer available new that I know of. Other options could be EVGA B stock which has the P55 FTW for $109 right now. http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20 (I have that board it is very nice ) Also something like this open box Asus P7P55D PRO for $105 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131405R wouldn't be a bad option. Open box is hit and miss though. (I'd be pissed if I ended up with a board and no IO shield). For your first build I'd think it would be understandable to want to go with a new board or at least a used board that included full documentation and all the accessories which the open box deals can often lack.

I'll quit rambling now.
haha definetly no need to stop rambling, i need to learn as much as possible. The only thing that im gonna use this computer for is gaming thats literally it. But unfortunately the computer im using now cant run anything but old games. How good of a motherboard would i need for that?
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