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I need upgrades for current sig rig, I need a sata III mobo, and vertex3, will be overclocking.
I Would like to stay under $800

Thanks,

-Pi
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Willing to get new RAM?
    
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post #3 of 8
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Yes, will have to... using DDR2...
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post #4 of 8
Wow another user with the M3N72-D! Anyways, this is in the wrong section, should be in AMD section. On topic, I'd suggest a 890GX board like the M4A89GTD/890GPA-UD3H/890GX-Extreme4/890GXM-GD65 (~$100-$150). But if you're going to overclock and whatnot, go with some a 890FX board like the 890FX-UD5/CH IV Formula (~$200). As for the Vertex 3, a 120GB should run you about $210.

A good set of DDR3 1600 CL8 RAM should cost around $50 nowadays.

Edit: I'd warn against the Vertex 3 since there is a controversy that the 25nm NAND in it has a shorter lifespan than 34nm NAND. I want some more people chime in on this to confirm, but if you want to be safe and get a C300 128GB or a previous gen Sandforce-1222 SSD.
Edited by Eugenester - 3/30/11 at 7:04pm
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
It's not in the wrong section... I want to upgrade to intel...
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Bump?
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple Pi View Post
It's not in the wrong section... I want to upgrade to intel...
Then, you'll need a new proc. as well...you said sig rig so I figured you were keeping the PII 940.
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post #8 of 8
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I didn't think AM2+ was compatible with AM3 Boards, in addition there are no sata3 AM2+ Boards... So I figured I might as well...
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