What do you guys think of this AMD "kit" ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328310

I dont need the psu or the HD. So I could sell them to make back some money. I also have 2 8800gt's to use with it. The board has an 8800 series graphics chip. I read somewhere that I could link the onboard igp to the add on vid cards. I dont know if its true, or if it will work with XP, which is my os. There is also the possibility of unlocking the 4th core on the cpu .

THis might be better than upgrading my current lga775 setup with a better cpu. What do you all think ? My irs rebate check is startin' to burn a hole in my pocket ! :lol:
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  1. Wow, thanks for that ares ! I never have bought a pre-made or pre configuired system before. I have always picked and choosed the best. I guess I got lazy...

    I guess another option for me is to get a better cpu for the p5ne-sli, and a new case and try to fool myself into thinking thats its a new comp ! (it would be cheaper too) :) Great advice though.

    My current system is actualy more than I need now. But you know when that upgrade bug bites ....there aint no cure.... :D
  2. 1. Unless you run multi threaded apps, your OCed E2200 is fine.

    2. Why not just grab a new CPU + Motherboard + RAM instead of doing a full upgrade?

    3. Budget?

    (Note: I'm assuming the rig listed in your sig is the one getting upgraded).
  3. lol well i highly recommend against putting a new cpu into that board, either upgrade to one of those 2, or wait it out till about june or may and get a fermi.
  4. That AMD kit isn't too bad, needs a cooler for the OEM CPU though, but for the budget minded it's better to pick things out yourself :D. Personally, I think if you need an upgrade right now your current board has a few options with a BIOS update. You can get a Q6600 or an E8400 and overclock em. That could hold you off till you save for a new build or something.
  5. i really wouldnt do that. if you are gaming, then you wont see a massive difference, and by buying a 200ish$ cpu, you are still gonna buy a am3 or 1156 system probably within a year, so you might as well just not waste the 200$+ and instead get a new build.
  6. ARRGHHH!!!!!! Lol . Yeah, my system right now isnt too bad. If I went to a e5xxx series cpu it would probably be for vanities sake (higher oc) than any real performance gains. I can play even dirt2 at medium settings 8x aa and get 40 to 60 fps during a race. Crysis demo I get a nice frame rate as well at med/high. The e2200 is a good little cpu. I havent even tried to max it out yet.

    One of the reasons I was concidering upgrading was so I could pass down some of my older components to build a nice rig for my kids. Yes I said kids (I have 3 lol). I was thinking about kicking down my e2200 to my oldest son running on a p5gc-mx/1333 I have. (had it running at 2.75 on that board with no voltage increase) So many choices !
  7. At any rate, yes, LGA775 is dead/EOL.
  8. ooo sorry i mistook what you meant, but yep, get a good am3 or 1156 system, 775= :non:
  9. Well, after much debate.....I went with this :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072

    This way my son gets the e2200 (up from a celery 420) . And I get a small upgrade plus a shiny new case ! :) I also got a recert 9500gt fro 35 dollars to replace his 6800xt . Seems like a win-win to me !
  10. zzrich said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328310

    I dont need the psu or the HD. So I could sell them to make back some money. I also have 2 8800gt's to use with it. The board has an 8800 series graphics chip. I read somewhere that I could link the onboard igp to the add on vid cards. I dont know if its true, or if it will work with XP, which is my os. There is also the possibility of unlocking the 4th core on the cpu .

    THis might be better than upgrading my current lga775 setup with a better cpu. What do you all think ? My irs rebate check is startin' to burn a hole in my pocket ! :lol:

    stay away from nvidia chipset based mb if you value your money and time.
  11. daggs said:
    stay away from nvidia chipset based mb if you value your money and time.


    Yeah I'm going to wait to do a major upgrade. I just bought the components above your post, I'll be fine for another year.
  12. zzrich said:
    Yeah I'm going to wait to do a major upgrade. I just bought the components above your post, I'll be fine for another year.

    noticed it after I've posted and as I cannot edit posts I've decided not to post another unneeded post.
    good luck.
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