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    New Summer Rig :-D!

    O.K so my exams are near all over and i will soon get a job for even more funds ! I need help selecting a few things to upgrade, as i want to have pretty much everything here for when the exams finish so i can start building!
    I don't know what mobo to buy, should i go socket 939? Everyone is saying to wait to Conroe but i don't reckon i will be able to afford this and when it comes out it will be ridicously overpriced and i would not even go near it for a few months to wait for it to come down. So atm i am leaning towards getting a san diego 3700 on offer at tekheads atm
    http://www.tekheads.co.uk/files/site...hotoffers.html
    And pretty much decided on getting a hiper 580w blue PSU and a thermaltake tsunami dream case!
    Does anyone have any other ideas of a rig for me, and how much i will get for things in my current one as i will need to sell parts off to fund this new one
    Thanks!

    Edit : Whoohooo 500th post!

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    OMG my 500th post to... I'll paste the specs that I made shortly, I usually have 3 different specs made at what time for fun... don't ask
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400Mhzx8) 1.52V (set in bios, 1.47v real) | 4GB GeIL PC6400 4-4-4-12 | Gigabyte DQ6 @ 1600Mhz | HD2900XT 1GB | Enermax Infiniti 720W | Silverstone TJ07-B with custom watercooling | BenQ FP241WZ
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    lol! Thanks mate, and congratulations we can have a 500 party lol! Wonder what are avatars will be? Hmm... Well u can consider what i have already if you can put that towards new rig....i have a Fx5700le 256mb and 256mb x 2 Ram lying about also i suppose my 512mb x 2 Geil Ultra X is still a very good set of Ram as i paid good money for them not too long ago on here.

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    Cheap Computer
    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3000 Orleans Core, 1.8GHz, 512KB Cache, Retail £73.34
    MSI AM2 K9N NEO-F NF550, Socket AM2, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £58.92
    256Mb Point of View 7600GS Mem Clock 800 MHz, GPU 400 MHz, 12 Pipes, Dual DVI-I HDTV £81.06
    1GB Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC4200 (533), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12 £54.63
    580W HiperPower HPU-4M580 Black SLi Ready Modular 20 + 24Pins P8 Ready ATX2.2/BTX £46.28
    £314.23

    Mid Priced Computer
    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3800 + Windsor Core, Dual Core 2GHz, 512KB x 2 Cache, Retail £203.97
    MSI AM2 K9N SLI Platinum NF570 SLI, Socket AM2, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 800, SATA I / II, SATA RAID, ATX £102.79
    256MB Connect 3D Radeon X1800 XL PCI-E (x16) Mem 500 MHz , GPU 500 MHz ,16 Pipes VIVO CrossFire £169.20
    2GB (2X1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12 £133.82
    580W HiperPower HPU-4M580 Black SLi Ready Modular 20 + 24Pins P8 Ready ATX2.2/BTX £46.28
    £656.06

    Expensive Computer
    AMD AM2 Athlon 64 4400 Windsor Core, Dual Core 2.2GHz, 1MB x 2 Cache, Retail £317.85
    ASUS M2N32-SLi Deluxe NF590 SLI, Socket AM2, PCI-E(x16), DDR2 800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX, Wireless £136.59
    512MB ASUS Radeon X1900 XTX PCI-E (x16) Mem 1550 MHz , GPU 650 MHz ,48 Pipes VIVO £351.20
    2GB (2X1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12 £133.82
    620W Enermax Liberty Modular Series SLi - ELT620AWT aPFC ATX2.2 2xPCI-E 4xSATA 12cm Quiet Fan £99.75
    £1,039.21

    won't let me choose an avatar... ah well. Basically for AM2 you're RAM is useless. I only did base component upgrades here assuming you already have case, hdd, windows, dvd drive, etc.
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400Mhzx8) 1.52V (set in bios, 1.47v real) | 4GB GeIL PC6400 4-4-4-12 | Gigabyte DQ6 @ 1600Mhz | HD2900XT 1GB | Enermax Infiniti 720W | Silverstone TJ07-B with custom watercooling | BenQ FP241WZ
    3dmark05 - 13140 | 3dmark06 - 6698 | SuperPi 1M - 15s

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    lol! Is it not better staying AGP rather than PCI-E? Or is all the AM2 based mobos PCI-E? Is there not some with both options so that i could still run my current card for a while, as GPU will probably be the last thing i buy and will want to keep it running with one of my cards. How much do you think i could raise selling my CPU, mobo, Ram, and graphics card then (GPU has unlocked pipes and clocked at 490/890). There's noway i could afford that expensive one though
    Do you think it's worthwhile updating my hard drive, as i don't reckon it would make much of a difference speedwise and it would be alot of hassle transferring everything
    Is the AM2 far superior to the socket 939? As many people have this on here...AM2 is only new isn't it?
    Yeh avatar not working here either, leave it a day until systems updat probably

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    • Tarffie's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP-35 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Q6600
      • Memory:
      • 2gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 (PC2-8500C5)
      • Storage:
      • 250gb + 500gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GT 512mb w/ Accelero S1
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408wfp & 2405fpw
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 50Mb/s
    If you don't want to ditch AGP yet, but want to upgrade to 939 then you can still get an NForce 3 board. Will just mean you'll have to buy a new motherboard when you want to switch to PCI-E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarffie
    If you don't want to ditch AGP yet, but want to upgrade to 939 then you can still get an NForce 3 board. Will just mean you'll have to buy a new motherboard when you want to switch to PCI-E.
    or you could get an Asrock 939 DualSATA & have both AGP & PCI-E...

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