Would like some suggestions for a new system please.

Hello and thanks for reading.

I am looking to upgrade my current pile of junk. I have a case, hard drives, sound card, monitor, but I am running an old AGP mobo and old processer.

I need to upgrade and buy a new Motherboard, Processer, Video card, and Ram, most likely a new power supply as well.

I would like to get an 8800gts 320mb, which is currently around $270..... also debating on the 640mb for $370

the 640 would be if I manage to get a few side projects going and have the extra $100, so I'll figure on the 320mb one now.

I want to spend about $600-$700 total.

Would like to have suggestions on a motherboard/cpu/ram.
Thinking 2 gigs of pc2-6400
pairing it with a AMD x2 of some speed

and of course.... a power supply that can feed it all.

I have a 19" WS monitor I like to keep at 1440x900 btw.

I know I didn't leave much to the imagination, but I'd welcome suggestions on where to get these things *no rebates to get to the price range please* or what a good combination would be. I will be running XP *sp2*.

Thanks to any that reply.
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  1. heh, please, anyone, any suggestions?
  2. Cooler Master Centurion 5
    FSP BLUE STORM II 500 500W
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.2GHz)
    GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3
    STT DDR2-800 2GB (2x1GB)
    Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB
    LG Electronics GSA-H62NK 18X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW
    XFX nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB

    Price around $715

    That should work just fine for you :) If you have any problems or questions, you can IM me at anytime
  3. thx for the reply.

    Guess I should have also mentioned.
    I do have a case, 300gb SATA HD, 150gb SATA HD, all 7200rpms, and a liteone double layer dvd burner.

    so taking that off your list..... drop the price a little... is there much of a difference between the X2 4200s compared to say.... a 5600?
  4. 8800GTS - $270 - Your Figure - Leaves $430

    Corsair 450w PSU - $80 - ZipZoomFly (NewEgg is too $$$ for PSUs)
    GEIL 4-4-4-12 - $85 (Big Rebat too, but not counting.)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144062
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    $430-$165=$265 for Mobo/Processor

    AM2 Gigabyte Mobo - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128043

    X2 6000+ - $170
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681910377
    ---------------------------
    $35 Left for shipping or misc upgrades.
    To save cash, Drop X2 6000+ to lower processor and OC.

    Option2 for Mobo/CPU
  5. Without the case and hdds and Disc drive, you can save enough money to get the 6000+, its much better than the 4200+.

    That's all around 675
  6. and that PS would be enough to run that card and a 6000 huh?

    Definately thanks for the heads up on the ram as well.
  7. also.... lets say I do go with a 5000 or something a little less than the 6000, to put that savings towards a 760mb 8800gts.

    Any thoughts as to whether the extra $100 is worth the memory jump on those cards?
  8. joleme said:
    also.... lets say I do go with a 5000 or something a little less than the 6000, to put that savings towards a 760mb 8800gts.

    Any thoughts as to whether the extra $100 is worth the memory jump on those cards?


    I believe Crysis will block cards from doing the highest texture quality if the card has low Vram. Some games already do block you from selecting high for texture quality, GRAW 1 & 2. Also It doesn't matter how big your monitor is, high quality textures can be displayed on any sized monitor.
  9. Interesting.....Where'd you read that?
  10. joleme said:
    heh, please, anyone, any suggestions?

    Here's the best I can do to get you the 8800gts 640 (if you want to go that way):
    CPU: $85 shipped
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Brisbane 2.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

    Mobo: $67 shipped
    GIGABYTE GA-MA69VM-S2 AM2 AMD 690V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128043

    Memory: $90 shipped if you use the $30 MIR = $60, not bad for CAS 4 DDR2
    GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820144062

    PSU: $80 shipped, very good PSU for running up to a 8800GTX!!
    CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W Active Power Supply Retail ***Free Shipping***
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006428

    (Alternate PSU - minimum for this build): $70 shipped - $20 MIR if you use it.
    Antec earthwatts EA430 ATX12V v2.0 430W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817371006

    Video Card: $377 shipped - $30 MIR if you use it.
    Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTS TDH GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814122018

    Total with Corsair PSU shipped = $690.47 - $60 MIR's if you use them = $630.47!! NICE!!
    Total with Antec PSU shipped = $680.47 - $80 MIR's if you use them = $600.47!!

    If you end up going with the 320mb 8800gts than you would save ~$80 that you could use for a better CPU/mobo combo if you like.

    My 2cp's
  11. deusex said:
    Interesting.....Where'd you read that?


    Which part were you talking about?
  12. well once again thank you for your input =)

    but how bout your opinion on which would you do *if you had to choose of course*
    lower proc with the bigger GTS or....... higher processer with smaller GTS?
  13. The crysis part
  14. deusex said:
    The crysis part


    I stated that I believe Crysis will block cards from doing the highest textures with low Vram, since I believe it will means that I did not read it anywhere. :pfff:
  15. systemlord said:
    I stated that I believe Crysis will block cards from doing the highest textures with low Vram, since I believe it will means that I did not read it anywhere. :pfff:

    Coming from you, it means that it "WILL" block the highest textures with lo Vram!!!! :sol: So we've now been told!!! Cast it in stone!!! The eleventh commandment has been put to stone!!! Hehehehehe!!
  16. lunyone said:
    Coming from you, it means that it "WILL" block the highest textures with lo Vram!!!! :sol: So we've now been told!!! Cast it in stone!!! The eleventh commandment has been put to stone!!! Hehehehehe!!


    I stated that I believe it will, thats hardly cast in stone. :heink:
  17. systemlord said:
    I stated that I believe it will, thats hardly cast in stone. :heink:

    Nah!! Just kidding. I'm betting that your probably right, but thought I'd have some fun. :sol:
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