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October 16, 2006 11:35:47 AM

Hey guys, Ive got a problem and was wondering if someone can help me.
Ive currently got an AMD 3200+ 32bit cpu, asus a9550 256mb video card and a hynix 512mb ram and am looking to up grade to an AMD ATHLON 64 3800+ CPU,512mb DDR2 Memory 533MHZ,ASUS M2V-TVM MOTHERBOARD and Geforce 7600GT 256MB but when i get the cash will get another 512mb DDR2 Memory 533MHZ.


What do you guys think about this upgrade and how would it run most online games like AA and BF2.

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October 16, 2006 4:47:52 PM

I'm presently an AMD user running an FX57, every machine I own is presently AMD, but if I was going to build a new machine today, at this point, it would be an Intel Core2 Duo, I suggest for performance, you take a look Intels way before you completely decide on your build.

In my opinion going the AM2 route right now is screwing yourself over and you'll regret it later.
October 16, 2006 6:04:03 PM

i agree, going with a core2 will give you a better upgrade path at the moment. Plus, it will give you a greater overclocking potential at a lower prive range.
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October 16, 2006 6:09:37 PM

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Hey guys, Ive got a problem and was wondering if someone can help me.
Ive currently got an AMD 3200+ 32bit cpu, asus a9550 256mb video card and a hynix 512mb ram and am looking to up grade to an AMD ATHLON 64 3800+ CPU,512mb DDR2 Memory 533MHZ,ASUS M2V-TVM MOTHERBOARD and Geforce 7600GT 256MB but when i get the cash will get another 512mb DDR2 Memory 533MHZ.


What do you guys think about this upgrade and how would it run most online games like AA and BF2.



How much money are you looking to spend? If your buying a completely new system, and looking for a signifcant perfromance improvement over what you have, AMD may not be the way to go. It all depends on your budget.
October 16, 2006 11:05:14 PM

Ive got about $400 AUD and what ever i can sell my old hardwear for, so maby $600 AUD in total. I have looked on shopbot and would be able to buy the new stuff.



And another reason that im up grading is because I got 330 on 3d mark 06.
which really is terrorable.
October 16, 2006 11:12:35 PM

That may be true, but how does your machine work in the real world? Does it run games well? Are you able to work quickly fast? Do you have problems when watching movies? Benches are only part of the equation. Think about that before you decide to upgrade.


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October 16, 2006 11:13:43 PM

with around 400-600 for a budget , id say stick with AMD , keep your motherboard , and put a new processor in , new ram , and video card , and you should be ok.

3800+ dualie

2gig ram ,

7600GT , should fit the budget

Sorry i just realised you meant 3200 athlong XP , instead of 64.

guys , will a AM2 motherboard fit his budget?
October 16, 2006 11:23:33 PM

i can watch movies easy but when it comes to games like aa, prey and fear for example i have to put all the settings on low and my pc still laggs like a bi*ch
October 16, 2006 11:26:15 PM

Then your upgrade is justified. Don't upgrade solely on the basis of benches unless you do this for competition. For your money, I'd suggest sticking with AMD and following Heyhey's advice.
October 16, 2006 11:28:02 PM

a gpu upgrade would help ur current system to no end (same with ram) but i feel that i can't recommend either routes as both are dead ends (no pci-e and ddr1 ram) so maybe if you can get your hands on a 9800pro for cheap thro it in and hang in till you can put a good 1k twords a pc.
October 16, 2006 11:28:28 PM

thanks Ninja , yehh , AMD will give him top performance for his money , Core2 is too over his budget.
October 16, 2006 11:29:57 PM

Whats the biggest 939 cpu?
October 16, 2006 11:34:11 PM

FX-62 if i am not wrong... and from what i saw the guy who started the post is with a Socket A because he said he has a AMD ATHLON 3200+ 32bit.
October 16, 2006 11:35:46 PM

FX-62
October 16, 2006 11:38:12 PM

OK thats to big, lol, I think ill stick with buying the 3800+
October 16, 2006 11:38:47 PM

Get this:

AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 ClawHammer 2.6GHz $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103527

XFX Geforce 7900GT 256MB $255.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150195

CORSAIR XMS 1GB DDR 400 (PC 3200)
$136.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145576

Total Price: $591.98

Or if you want you can get the a cheaper card and get more memory. But this makes more sense because you can take the card to a new baord. DDR is just about dead.
October 16, 2006 11:41:44 PM

Thats good but is that is US$
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October 16, 2006 11:46:16 PM

The FX-60 is the 939 bad boy but it's also a bigger waste of money than a chocolate fireguard, if you are going down the 939 road please bear in mind that it's a dead end, la mort, bought the farm, gone the way of old yellow having said that the baby of the 939 range the 3800x2 can be OC'd to a stable 2.7Ghz on air cooling (a Zalman 9500 in my case) so if an AM2 3800x2 can do the same that might be the cheapest option



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October 16, 2006 11:48:13 PM

I have no idea about Aussie $. Whats the exchange rate and where do you usually shop for components?

By the way, you could just use what I showed you as a guide for what to buy.
October 16, 2006 11:50:46 PM

Spirit,

I would have to say that maybe consider a good graphics card buy for the machine you have now... Then save the rest of your money for the whole system later...

Spending too much on a any procs that are not current gen and any memory that is not near currently needed specs (greater than 533) for those current gen procs would be a waste...

If it is not likely that you will have the money in a few or even six months to do something better, then go for it and as these guys stated go 939. However if you think you will save/come into some more money in a 6 month time frame it may be money better spent to wait (this is the hard part).

Just my 2 cents...
October 16, 2006 11:52:51 PM

Okay.... those prices surprised the hell outta me.... I think I step back for a minute and look around for the best deals....
October 16, 2006 11:56:20 PM

Remember he is in Australia... adjust accordingly...
October 16, 2006 11:58:05 PM

I will, Thanks for all your help guys. Ill have a good read today and ill let yous know how i go.


heres a pic of what case im getting for the upgrade

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October 17, 2006 12:03:16 AM

You get a 5 out of 5 Ninja rating for that bit of sickness bro. Have fun with your rig. :D 
October 17, 2006 12:04:53 AM

Thanks for your help ninja
October 17, 2006 12:06:47 AM

I think I speak for the rest of us when I say that you're more than welcome. :D 
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