Howdy, i was just gifted an ATI Radeon 9800 XT. im looking to build a computer around it, i was wondering what a good mobo might be? im considering the Asus P4S8X-X, which is socket 478 and i was wondering what a good socket 478 processor is.
okay, i get it, i had a feeling AGP is outdated. Maybe thats why it was a free card haha.
Well im on a somewhat of a budget, how does this setup sound:
Mobo: Intel ATX MSI P55-GD65
Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100286L Radeon HD 4860
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield
RAM: G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB)
You can't use an i7-920 on a P55 motherboard. Like cobot said, what will you use the computer for and what's your budget? You're now going from a real crappy to a high-end build, but careful component selection is required (motherboard, CPU, PSU, GPU, memory, etc.)
Gaming would be the main use of this build. As for the budget I think about $1,000.
Also, I decided to check out an AMD-based setup and this is what I got.
I'd say i have a $1,000 budget for these parts, any suggestions?
You realize that you CPU selection represents a significant performance drop over an Intel i7-920? Why don't you create a new post asking for a good gamer system for $1,000 or less? For that amount of money, you can build a better balanced system. Do you already have a case, an optical drive, the OS and everything else required to complete your build? If so, provide a complete list of what you have.