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<u>Edit:that's what I got so far<br />
</u><b>$143.99</b> - BFG GeForce 7600GT - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814143049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049</a><br />
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<b>$39.99</b> - Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835106061" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061</a><br />
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<b>$108.99</b> - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145525" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145525</a><br />
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<b>$142.99</b> - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128012" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012</a><br />
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<b>$181.99</b> - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005</a><br />
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Total: <b>$617.95</b> + shipping.<br />
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Hello,<br />
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I currently have the system below in my profile and you can infer that I'm in dire need of an upgrade, heh. I am not really looking to overclock it, but rather have something stable that will last for a couple of years. I don't do much gaming on the pc (except a bit CSS), but do extensive programming where I run a local apache server on my other HDD partition. So I'm not sure whether a dual processor would benefit me, hoping someone can shed some advice on that.<br />
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I plan on just buying a Processor, Motherboard, a CPU Cooler and perhaps new RAM.<br />
I want to keep my budget around $300 as I will also be purchasing an 19" LCD (if anyone has any suggestions for an LCD as well, that'd be superb).<br />
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I would really like to keep my 6600GT with the new pc, but I was having a difficulty finding a mobo that has an AGP slot and supports AMD X2 or Intel Duo Core.<br />
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I *can* increase the budget to $400 if people recommend it.<br />
Appreciate any input, thanks <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Is that a socket 754 mobo?
 

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CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103531" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103531</a><br />
MOBO: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131004" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131004</a><br />
GFX: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150186" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150186</a><br />
CPU Cooler: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106061" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061</a><br />
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CPU: 100<br />
Mobo: 125<br />
GFX: 150<br />
Cooling: 40<br />
Total: 415
 

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Look at a 19" WS Acer or Hanns G LCD for a good cheap LCD.
 

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Wow thanks for the replies so far. I don't think the Abit NF7-s 2.0 mobo is socket 754; all I could find is that it's a "Socket A" mobo.<br />
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<b>Re: LCD</b><br />
I forgot to mention, I don't want a widescreen 19" LCD and it should have DVI input. Also, not really looking for something cheap here, but price range is $200-250. Perhaps Samsung or Viewsonic?<br />
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BenHagerty, thanks for the build. But is there a mobo that has an AGP slot for that CPU? I'm asking so I can avoid buying a new GFX card and perhaps spend the money on some DDR2 or so RAM.
 

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I will look, Options will be very limited
 

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For an LCD, samsung makes some great ones. There is this new one that is 300 dollars if you cant find it that has GREAT color accuracy(97% of NTSC's Color Gamut) along with 2ms response time. Google "LCD Monitor for World Cyber Games 2006" and you should find it.
 

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I looked up that Cyber Games official LCD, it is the Samsung 931C. But then I found this, Viewsonic VX922 for $200 AR at <a href="http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4884650" target="_blank">Frys.com</a><br>
The VX922 has DVI and a 2ms as well.<br><br><b>Re: Graphic Card</b><br>
I have read a bit about AGP vs. PCI-E and I suppose it's only in my interest to go for a PCI-E system now. So then, what would be my options for a Mobo (without AGP slots) and a PCI-E GFX card? I am asking this as I also want some new (DDR2?) RAM. I don't really need high end GFX card, but something that gives me good FPS in let's say CSS.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I looked up that Cyber Games official LCD, it is the Samsung 931C. But then I found this, Viewsonic VX922 for $200 AR at <a href="http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4884650" target="_blank">Frys.com</a><br>
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i have that lcd its great no problems gameing no ghosting dead pixels it runs great
 

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Thanks for all the input so far. I have decided to change my route hehe.<br />
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This is what I got:<br />
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<b>$143.99</b> - BFG GeForce 7600GT - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814143049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049</a><br />
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<b>$39.99</b> - Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835106061" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061</a><br />
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<b>$108.99</b> - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145525" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145525</a><br />
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<b>$142.99</b> - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128012" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012</a><br />
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<b>$181.99</b> - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005</a><br />
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Total: <b>$617.95</b> + shipping.<br />
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Anyone see room for improvement? Thanks! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">buy another 1gig stick when you have the money for 2x 1gig</div>

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</div>Would it be a noticable difference? Also, would you recommend the one's I already got, or some other make/package?
 

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There is a huge difference between 1 Gig RAM and 2 Gig.
 

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i'd reccomend a 7300GT as a video card as its in your price range and is a little better (but not much) than a 6600GT
 

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Leadtek 7300GT. That 7300GT has GDDR3 memory which makes it much faster than most of the other 7300GTs. It is also an excellent overclocker if you decide that you want to. It will beat a 6600GT when it is a stock and when overclocked is way more powerful than a 6600GT. If you do light gaming then this card is definately a good budget card.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">There is a huge difference between 1 Gig RAM and 2 Gig.</div>

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</div>haha of course. But I meant if it is noticeable really in using applications/games. Because when I upgraded from 512MB DDR PC3200 to 1GB, I didn't really notice much difference.<br />
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Ah I think u guys missed by edit, but I already did decide on the 7600gt <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814143049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">haha of course. But I meant if it is noticeable really in using applications/games. Because when I upgraded from 512MB DDR PC3200 to 1GB, I didn't really notice much difference.<br />
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Ah I think u guys missed by edit, but I already did decide on the 7600gt <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814143049" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143049</a></div>

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I'd get that eVGA 7600GT over BFG. eVGA rocks in overclocking. <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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And yes 2Gb is really a difference compared to 1Gb. Most modern games would need at least 1Gb of RAM to run smooth, but when they say 1Gb, it isn't really just 1Gb, since the game isn't the only application you're running. Take it one year back, when I still have 1Gb of RAM and a 6800GT, and I couldn't run BF2 smoothly at times. But when I threw in another 1Gb stick, BF2 couldn't even bother to stutter. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 
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