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so far LANParty UT NF4 ULTRA-D and opetron 148 is runnin me 255$ CDN<br />
and i can use my ram. <br />
how much you think i could get for the 7800gs?
 

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Given the price, I opted for a single core AMD 3700+ and upgraded the video to a 7900GS. I did pick a cheaper board also to stay within budget.<br />
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Don't forget you'd better be looking for a new PSU also... I don't like something that says '15A'<br />
I'd get something like this at least:<br />
<a href="http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=15859&vpn=AX450-PN&manufacture=FSP%20GROUP%20USA" target="_blank">Fortron FSP SAGA AX450-PN 450W</a> $66.76 CAD. 29A total max load on the 12V rails should be enough.
 

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yeah i am... i know mine sucks, it gets by in this rig, but im pretty sure im pushing it...<br />
you think the 3700+ is better than the opteron 148?
 

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Ouch, my build just got trampled by Chozarts =(<br />
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You can probably get $170+ for the 7800GS<br />
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The 3700+ is a better buy over the 148
 

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and significantly better than my rig?
 

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Slightly better, until you OC it, then its significantly better <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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im really quite sad about taking a loss on the 7800 only to get a card thats at best, marginally better... <br />
i'd like to go dual core (not conroe) but idont think thats in my near future is it
 

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If you go with the build Chozart posted you will get a card that is much better, about 1.5x-2x better than your 7800gs
 

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what about this? <a href="http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=14633&vpn=ADA4200BVBOX&manufacture=AMD" target="_blank">http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...anufacture=AMD</a>
 

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It's a nice CPU. The problem is, if you want to fit it in the budget of $500, you have to make offers.<br />
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Did you catch my note about the PSU?
 

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That is almost twice as much as the 3700+, if you can afford to go outside the budget while keeping Chozart build intact then you should go for it
 

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i did catch that yeah.<br />
but the X2 4200+ is opened box @ 203$cdn<br />
chozarts mobo = $110.40 cdn<br />
psu = 70$ ish<br />
= 380$ish<br />
gpu = ???? - the sale of my 7800gs
 

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will i need ECC ram? cause i KNOW mine isnt <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
also, the dfi one has an opened box for 124$ which is like 15$ more than the other one by asus
 

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ok so the asus one is a good overclocker then? remember i've never owned an AMD system before, im not against them at all, im just clueless lol
 

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Throwing in my 2 cents:<br />
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Go AMD: usually more bang for your buck for a budget build<br />
Don't go dual-core; You can't afford it (170+ in Canada just for the processor)<br />
Get a Socket 939 board so you can reuse that RAM you have (it's DDR, right?)<br />
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try:<br />
<a href="http://www.directcanada.com" target="_blank">www.directcanada.com</a><br />
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(Dont' have time to add more, sorry)
 

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<a href="http://www.overclock.net/sale/128115-sale-dual-core-amd-cpus-ati.html" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/sale/128115...-cpus-ati.html</a><br />
theres always this x2 3800+ for 155$... <br />
or ncix has an opened box 4200 x2 for 200$ if i spend 110 on the mobo, use my current ddr500 extreme, sell my 7800 for 100-130$cdn (too low?) and a 70-100$ PSU. that should keep me around 400$ with a dual core. i appreciate all your help, i like intel, but i know, especially now, AMD is you bang for your buck, and thats what i want, best performance over my 3.0 pressy for the best buck <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick out tounge caps" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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hows this mobo? OCN sale Biostar GeForce M-9 939 40$us
 

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im sooo confused lol. maybe i shouldnt bother lol. i dont wanna end up getting something not worth the money, or a poor overclocker lol
 

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The 4200+x2 and the 3800+x2 use the same core so you can expect similar results from them, they all OC to about 2.6 (most maxing out there) but you may get lucky get higher.<br />
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$100-$130 is a little low for the 7800GS. See if you can get $150-$175 for it
 
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