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Look at my sig rig..

Since he is running a small monitor, just get the 512.
he plans on upgrading though, so its future proof
post #32 of 41
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I have no idea about pwer phases?

Anyway, can you recommend me a motherboard for my Athlon II X3 445?

I'll buy some DDR3 with it as long as the board is cheap enough to also buy DDR3.
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Yea DDR2 is fine and dandy still, the only reason I wanted DDR3 was because of the ram price drop. But seriously, DDR2 still works fine. Sure, the speed of the ram is slower, but the timings are tighter giving you a more snappy response. And with DDR2 being so widely produced, I doubt we'll see problems like when 256MB PC133 ram cost more than 1GB DDR2 533. Those days are over, DDR2 has some breath left in it yet.
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post #34 of 41
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I have no idea about pwer phases?

Anyway, can you recommend me a motherboard for my Athlon II X3 445?

I'll buy some DDR3 with it as long as the board is cheap enough to also buy DDR3.
im bad with mosfets and power phases,(HENCE my own mobo choice lol ) if thats the way you wanna go, talk to one of the motherboard guru's in the mobo section.
post #35 of 41
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Afraid with that budget you will be looking at a 5750/5770 and GT440/GTS450... (thats if buying new..)
Even so, the 5750 and 5770 are really fast for their price.
    
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Firstly back in december I bough a ASrock N68C-S UCC, because I knew I could upgrade to DDR3

I dont what to do, if I get the GTS450, I'll have good FPS in nearly all game out at my monitor's res. But if I get a new mobo with RAM, and UCC/ACC I could have a shot at unlocking my Athlon and I'd have a DDR3 board no I wouldn't have to worry about upgrading to DDR3.
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post #37 of 41
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the motherboard is a different socket to your one,therefore needing a new cpu.
The CPU should work in that board fine, but with the 3+1 power phase I wouldn't use it.

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I have no idea about pwer phases?
Power phase's regulate the power to the CPU, small quantity/cheap power phases have been known to set on fire... Some threads around....
 
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post #38 of 41
I picked up a GTS450 and it came with a 2xMolex to 6-pin connector. I was running a GT240 1GB DDR3 for that last year. The GTS450 is a great upgade. You won't be disappointed
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post #39 of 41
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I picked up a GTS450 and it came with a 2xMolex to 6-pin connector. I was running a GT240 1GB DDR3 for that last year. The GTS450 is a great upgade. You won't be disappointed
But I really wanted a a new motherboard as mine is about 2 years old, and I bought it used, and I could build a new PC for my brother....using the board I have currently.

I guess I'll just upgrade to a new card in the near future, so can someone recommend me a motherboard that has nice OC'ing options with ACC/UCC.

Please, thanks.
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post #40 of 41
I would look into the 6570 which comes out on the 19th of April(Tuesday)

should be 70-80 dollars and doesn't need a power connector.
    
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