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New Setup for Athlone 64

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September 27, 2004 6:54:58 PM

Hi, I have been using "Tom's" for advice & guidance for a couple of years now, but this is the first time that I have used the forums & posted a question. I intend building a new setup based on a AMD Athlone 64 (2800+ or 3200+ any higher & the price jumps dramaticaly), depending which I can afford, I am considering the Gigabyte K8N, K8NS, K8NSNXP Mobo's & using a Gigabyte FX 5600 or FX 5700 graphics card as the main components. I have been using Gigabyte Mobo's for some while & have been very pleased with them. I would welcome any thoughts on the advantages & suitability of pairing a Gigabyte Mobo with a Gigabyte Graphics Card & recomendations for the best combination; I would also like any recomendations for other combinations & manufacturers. I am budgeting for up to about £80/£100 for each board/card. Like most people I want the best value & performance without spending a fortune. I am a keen game player but do not need cutting edge performance, just the ability to play the latest games reasonably, with stability & a couple of years future proofing. My setup now is a Athlone XP 2000, a GA 7VRXP Mobo & a PNY Verto NVidia GF3 Ti500, which is stable & works well, now I want to go up another level. thanks in advance, regards.

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September 28, 2004 12:10:19 AM

1) It's Athlon NOT AthlonE

2)Avoid the FX5600 Cards. I'm sure there are better price / performace cards out there than the 5700's but someone else will post with a good graphics card...not me :D 

3) Do you intend to overclock?

4) I like you, do you like me?

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September 28, 2004 1:51:48 AM

Maybe you can suggest a good socket 747 mobo for that Athlone 64 he wants.


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September 28, 2004 4:17:42 AM

Gigabyte makes nice boards, though they do take getting used to.
As for graphics, the FX were a total loss. If you have to get the A64 2800 to be able to afford a Radeon 9800pro, your games will play much better.
Dont waste a lot of money for expensive ram. It doesn't make any difference because the memory controler is on the chip.
September 28, 2004 12:30:18 PM

it's socket 757, not 747

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September 28, 2004 12:52:22 PM

Thanks for the clarification, Ned
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Live life to the fullest...
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September 29, 2004 10:51:17 AM

Argh all the numbers! That's it, it's settled - i'm getting counselling!

Intel 740
AMD 3200
Skt A, Skt 1, Skt 754, skt 939
130nm, 90nm

MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE!!! :lol:  :lol: 

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September 30, 2004 5:28:36 PM

Hi, thanks to all for the replies,very usefull. I think that I really require recomendations for a good compatable combination of Mobo & Graphics Card costing about £100BG, $180US each,( £200GB, $360US the pair ), to use with a Athlon 64 3000. I'll post this on the Graphics forum also.
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