Advice in CPU/MOBO/RAM

Hi guys my pc died on me last week, so I'm planning on getting a small boost on the system (it was a VNF4 Ultra, Athlon 64 x2 3800). I'm going to need jut the CPU, Mobo and ram because I'll use everything else, my budget is limited to $300 for those parts. thanks in advance for all the help


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (mostly WoW), surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: HD, DVD-RW, KB & Mouse, Monitor (soyo 24'), case, PSU (Rosewill RP550V2), 8800 GT 512Mb

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: not very picky if its a reliable site

PARTS PREFERENCES: best bang for the buck

OVERCLOCKING: A slight OC may be possible, but bot required

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes/Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
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  1. batuchka said:


    sorry, but i'd like to understand something: can I put a AM3 cpu in a AM2/AM2+ socket?
  2. depending on the motherboard... (i did my shoping on newegg, and i found newegg did not have all the details on the motherboard, so i had to go to the Co. web site... and the mobo i picked was a AM2+, but it did support AM3, so i got the AM3 cpu, and it works great...

    so do a lot of research...

    good luck.
  3. AM3 processors work in am2+ motherboards .

    I believe WOW can only make use of 3 CPU cores so the quad might be overkill so

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220333

    $275
    All the latest am3

    For a little more you can upgrade the processor to the 945 quadcore , but as I said b4 I dont think that helps in WOW
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