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Toss out Intel P4 HT move to AMD

Hello There....

I am thinking of tossing out Intel P4 HT motherboard and move to AMD based....but, like to resue my current hardware, like ATI Radeon, TV Tuner, wireless keyboard and mouse.... I am looking for suggestions if it's a good idea to get AMD motherboard or get new box....
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  1. What are you planning on using it for? Budget?
  2. ^Agreed to that, but also; what are your current system specs (graphics card name and model, psu, ram, etc.)?
  3. ikhan209 said:
    What are you planning on using it for? Budget?


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    Baisc home activities - burn videos to dvd, watch TV/movies, stream media to my HT system,

    Basic application development - build web based applciations, self host personal website

    Budget - less than $250
  4. pepperman said:
    ^Agreed to that, but also; what are your current system specs (graphics card name and model, psu, ram, etc.)?


    Hardware
    Base processor
    Pentium4 540 (P) HT 3.2 GHz
    800 MHz Front side bus
    Socket LGA775

    Chipset
    Intel 915P

    Motherboard
    Manufacturer: Asus
    Motherboard Name: PTGD1-LA
    HP motherboard name: Puffer-UL8E

    Memory
    Component Attributes
    Memory Installed 512 MB (2 X 256)
    Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs
    Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
    Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
    DIMM slots Four
    Open DIMM slots Two

    Hard drive
    250 GB SATA
    7200 rpm

    DVD Burner
    8x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL drive

    DVD-ROM drive
    Maximum speed: 16X

    Modem
    PCI K56flex data/fax modem

    Video graphics
    ATI Radeon X300SE
    128MB DDR memory
    PCI-E (Express) interface

    I/O Ports: VGA, Composite, S-Video (S-VHS only - integrated TV encoder)
    TV-Out support
    Television
    TV tuner card with FM tuner
    Sound/audio

    Integrated Intel High Definition(TM) audio (Azalia)
    Realtek ALC 880 chipset
    THX certification support
    8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
    Speakers
    HK Subwoofer 0.1 (1 subwoofer, 0 satellite)
    Network (LAN)
    Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface
    Power supply
    AC input voltage (47-63Hz):
    100-127V/8A
    200-240V/4A
    DC output wattage: 300 Watts
    Memory card reader
    Supports the following cards:
    Compact Flash I
    Compact Flash II
    SmartMedia
    Memory Stick
    Memory Stick Pro
    MultiMediaCard
    Secure Digital (SD)
    Micro Drive
    XD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)
    External I/O ports
    I/O ports on the front panel
    Port type Quantity
    USB (2.0) Two
    9-in-1 media card reader One card with four slots
    IEEE 1394 One
    Headphone One
    Microphone One
    S-video One
    video/audio in One

    I/O ports on the back panel
    Port type Quantity
    USB (2.0) Four
    IEEE 1394 One
    Audio One each (line-in, line-out, microphone)
    Parallel One
    LAN One
    VGA (monitor) One
    PS/2 (keyboard, mouse) Two (one each)

    Expansion slots (total)
    Slot type Quantity
    PCI Three (one available)
    PCI Express One (occupied)
    DIMM Four (two available)

    Drive bays (total)
    Bay type Quantity
    5.25-inch, external Two (both occupied)
    personal media drive bay One (available)

    Remote control
    USB infrared receiver
    Keyboard and mouse
    Premium wireless keyboard
    Premium wireless optical mouse
  5. Best answer
    If you keep everything but the mobo, cpu, ram, and gpu, this setup fits right into your budget, and represents a sizable upgrade in performance.

    Mobo- Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 w/ integrated HD 4200 GPU (much better than the X300)- $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397

    CPU + Mem combo- Athlon II X2 2.9 GHz + 4 GB DDR3 1333- $146
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.286541

    The total is $236 not counting shipping.

    If you choose this path (upgrading parts within the box), you will need to obtain an OS install cd/dvd, since your recovery cds/partition will not work properly with the new mobo (driver conflicts).
  6. pepperman said:
    If you keep everything but the mobo, cpu, ram, and gpu, this setup fits right into your budget, and represents a sizable upgrade in performance.

    Mobo- Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 w/ integrated HD 4200 GPU (much better than the X300)- $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397

    CPU + Mem combo- Athlon II X2 2.9 GHz + 4 GB DDR3 1333- $146
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.286541

    The total is $236 not counting shipping.

    If you choose this path (upgrading parts within the box), you will need to obtain an OS install cd/dvd, since your recovery cds/partition will not work properly with the new mobo (driver conflicts).



    Thank you for the response. looks like a better choice.
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