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September 25, 2007 11:00:29 AM

:hello: ,
I have got Old CPU AND MOBO that is acting sluggish while playing BF2 i have got a good video card that runs BF2 very very well at HIGH FPS i got good amount of DDR 2 RAM just the CPU is not upto it and the mobo is pretty old 2.
I dont intend to buy quad core and 8800 gtx ultra with 1000wt PSU
I will be saveing this money for the Nvidia geforce 9 series,
What i am looking for is a good cpu and mobo that can run this card,
XFX GeForce 7950 GT 512MB GDDR 3 AGP 8X
thanks for your suggestions.
:sleep:  :p 
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September 25, 2007 11:32:03 AM

What is the rest of your specs? We can't help you if we don't know what are all of the other parts, including the PSU make and model. I personally wouldn't buy a new mobo with AGP on it, but there are options that can allow you to use your AGP card and then upgrade to PCI-e later. Here's an example of what I'm talking about.
Open Box: ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA LGA 775 VIA PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's an open box, but not sure if there are any available new right now. Will need to check for that. The mobo there can handle DDR and DDR2 not at the same time though. This might be something you might want to consider.
What is your budget for this task?
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September 25, 2007 11:49:58 AM

I agree with lunyone. Buying AGP now for a primary rig would be a waste.
His suggested mobo would work for you, although VIA anything is on my personal "never buy" list (past performance issues).
If you can, grit your teeth until you're ready to build a new rig, then turn this one into a backup, a server, or pass it on, perhaps to a family member.
September 25, 2007 11:56:11 AM

:hello:  again
thanks for the reply;
I want the mobo of what lunyone mentioned
But the webpage says is not available in Hillsdale sighhh
I live near hillsdale.



thank you
Ps: is it good to go with new PSU i got 550wt PSU antec

my other specs;
AMD ATHLON 64 4200
1GB + 512 DDR 2 ram
550 W PSU
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September 25, 2007 12:45:17 PM

No a 550w Antec should be fine! It's one of the better ones to have!
September 25, 2007 1:22:22 PM

:hello: 
My fren just sent this links to me

suggestion mobo,ram,video card

ASUS P5N-E SLI nVIDIA nFORCE 650 SLI CHIPSET ATX FORM FACTOR 2xPCI-E(X16)/1xPCI-E(X1)/2xPCI/4xDDR2 W/SATA2 RAID,LAN(Gb),1394,USB 2.0 & AUDIO (CPU TYPE:INTEL - SOCKET 775)

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA233...

$$$$:$ 119.00


INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 (BX80562Q6600) 2.4GHZ EM64T QUAD CORE W/4MB X 2 CACHE 1066MHZ LGA775-PIN RETAIL BOXED W/COOLING FAN (3 YEARS WARRANTY) (*Limit 1pcs/customer)

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/Skusearch.hmx?scriteria=BA23...

$$$$:$271.00

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GEFORCE 8800GTS 640MB DDR3 PCI-Express w/HDCP DVI+DVI+HDTVOut ROHS $20.00 Mail-In Manufacturer Rebate Available Till 9/30/2007

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/Skusearch.hmx?scriteria=AA52...

$$$$:$379.90




CORSAIR TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB KIT (1GB x 2) PC26400 800MHZ MATCHED PAIR 4-4-4-12 240-PIN DDR2 DIMM ($40.00 Mail-In Manufacturer Rebate Available from 9/22/07 till 9/30/07) (*Limit 2pcs/customer)
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA301...

$$$$:$101.75
September 25, 2007 1:24:01 PM

would i get a new PSU as well from the website?
which would do the good work with the components above?
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