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August 3, 2007 5:24:37 PM

Hello,
I am looking into getting a new system. My current rig is:
mobo: ABIT NF7-S
CPU: Athlon XP3200
Graphics: ATI radeon 9800 pro
1GB RAM

I have been out of the pc scene for a couple years so I don't know what's hot and what's not. I want to update my system mainly for games.

I am looking at something like this:
mobo: Biostar K8M800MAM2
CPU: Athlon 64 x2 5200+
Graphics: ATI radeon x1650 pro
1GB DDR2 800MHz

Games I'd like to run are Ghost Recon and MS Flight Sim X. Also my budget for the mobo/cpu/RAM combo is $400.

What do you guys think of that setup and if there's anything to recommend?
Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks all.


August 3, 2007 5:35:34 PM

Decent system, go ahead and build away.
August 3, 2007 5:36:11 PM

volvos40 said:
Hello,
I am looking into getting a new system. My current rig is:
mobo: ABIT NF7-S
CPU: Athlon XP3200
Graphics: ATI radeon 9800 pro
1GB RAM

I have been out of the pc scene for a couple years so I don't know what's hot and what's not. I want to update my system mainly for games.

I am looking at something like this:
mobo: Biostar K8M800MAM2
CPU: Athlon 64 x2 5200+
Graphics: ATI radeon x1650 pro
1GB DDR2 800MHz

Games I'd like to run are Ghost Recon and MS Flight Sim X. Also my budget for the mobo/cpu/RAM combo is $400.

What do you guys think of that setup and if there's anything to recommend?
Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks all.



Heres a list of possible Items for your new build
http://tinyurl.com/2hjlqh

your build would be around $350? This one would be $700 but last you way longer and play alot more games.
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August 3, 2007 6:14:18 PM

volvos40 said:
thanks for the replies.
Yes I was looking this: http://www.portatech.com/catalog/viewitem.asp?ID=26238&...
price for motherboard/cpu/ram is $336.
is that a midrange setup?
I cant get to your link raiden.


Sorry think its messed up

Heres the original one which is pretty high end


Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

Update
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: M2N32-SLI DLX WIFI
Item #: N82E16813131011

Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
$179.99 $179.99

Update
XFX PVT80GGHF4 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT80GGHF4
Item #: N82E16814150171

Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$279.99 $279.99

Update
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail
Model #: ADX6000CZBOX
Item #: N82E16819103773

Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

In Stock
$169.99 $169.99

Update
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
Model #: TWIN2X2048-6400
Item #: N82E16820145590

Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$99.00 $99.00
Subtotal: $728.97





Heres another more value one with a mid range card and a mid range motherboard




GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 Socket AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128043
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

$58.99



EVGA 512-P2-N747-LR GeForce 8500GT 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130285
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$99.99



CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145015
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

$82.99



AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103773
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

$169.99
Subtotal: $411.96
August 3, 2007 6:19:28 PM

I think the second option (midrange) looks more like what i need. You got that from newegg right?
August 3, 2007 6:21:58 PM

volvos40 said:
I think the second option (midrange) looks more like what i need. You got that from newegg right?


Yes =)
August 3, 2007 6:38:46 PM

great. I'll probably get that. One more thing. Win XP Pro shouldn't be any problem with that setup correct?
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