Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 29

Thread: NEW mobo/cpu/gfx 64bit system on a BUDGET of 150gbp!

  1. #1
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D

    Question NEW mobo/cpu/gfx 64bit system on a BUDGET of 150gbp!

    right basically my asus a7n8x-e deluxe is done and dusted.i have GeIL 1gb pc3200 (2x512mb) dual channel value kit. i have a 2800xp barton which will go in my 2nd machine so thats no problem. i have a brand new tagan 550w mega beast psu that was recommended on here so thats cool i have a 9800pro though... so im on a budget unless we can get a nice pci-e card for 60/80quid max as im after a new mobo and gfx card (if needed) doesnt have to be SLI would be handy though.otherwise happy to go with single pci-e or even a agp 64bit mobo. just want to get something new otherwise can you recommend and link me to a suitable replacement nice enough preformance wise motherboard for my current rig? its a 2800barton, asus a7n8x-e dlx (broken) 9800pro, 1.5gb ram, hdd's galore, 4 IDE 2 SATA, 2x Optical...
    basically to rap this up want either a whole new mobo and gfx card for say 150 thats 64bit that would be if possible faster than my current b0rked 2800xp system... pci-e would be nice SLI would be really nice... if not a super cheap but stable agp 64bit mobo and cpu or a single pci-e with a nice matched ati card? remember BUDGET 150 gbp.and im in the UK
    suggestions suggestions people.
    thanks alot.sorry for crap explanation trying to get ready for work and post quick you know how it is lol.
    opps sorry i didnt make it very clear.i meant to say 4ide drives and then a sata/ata card with 2 drives (optical) on the card and then 2 satas on the mobo or i can also use them on the card aswell.sorry for miscomfusion.
    Last edited by keef247; 04-09-2006 at 03:17 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  2. #2
    Senior Member kalniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    29,092
    Thanks
    1,496
    Thanked
    2,919 times in 2,366 posts
    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    ASRock dual sata 2 + AMD X2 3800 = ~140 quid.

    Will run the 9800pro fine, and you can stick a PCI-E card in at a later date.

  3. #3
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,830
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    870 times in 734 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre
    VERY Slightly over-budget....

    AMD Athlon 64 3000 + Socket939 - £48

    256MB ASUS 7300GT Silent - £58

    Abit KN8 SLi - £66

    Or keep the ATI card and go with this motherboard instead...

    Asrock 939DUAL-VSTA - £40
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  4. #4
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,912
    Thanks
    486
    Thanked
    1,021 times in 866 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 30 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL
    Indeed ASRock are your friend

    DUAL VSTA Conroe compatible mobo = 36.30

    Core 2 Duo 6300 =131.07

    Slightly over budget, but gets you upgrade paths to DDR2 memory and PCIe graphics.

  5. #5
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    DancedwithUnix suggestion gets my vote too more upgrade paths in the long run

  6. #6
    root Member DanceswithUnix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    In the middle of a core dump
    Posts
    9,912
    Thanks
    486
    Thanked
    1,021 times in 866 posts
    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X470-PRO
      • CPU:
      • 3700X
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 3200MHz
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 30 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL
    Hmm, just noticed the 4 IDE drives requirement. Not seen any ATA raid controllers on a motherboard for ages it all seems to have gone SATA. That probably means having to spend another 11 quid on an IDE port.

    You also don't say what your 64 bit requirement is. Not seen any 64 bit benchhmarks for core2 duo CPUs yet, but AMD may be your best bet if this is important.
    Last edited by DanceswithUnix; 04-09-2006 at 03:14 PM.

  7. #7
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D
    thanks alot for your replies and the speed.if i can ask (sounding n00bish) are intel actually getting it right now then? would an x2 of same cost not be preferable?im hoping i might have close to 200 to spend on friday but i reckon i have 150..
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  8. #8
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    a conroe E6300 will beat an X2 3800 ansolutely hands down

    Unix is talking about one of these

  9. #9
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,830
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    870 times in 734 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre
    The Core 2 Duo chips are now faster then AMD X2s clock-for-clock.

    The pendulum has swung
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

  10. #10
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix
    Hmm, just noticed the 4 IDE drives requirement. Not seen any ATA raid controllers on a motherboard for ages it all seems to have gone SATA. That probably means having to spend another 11 quid on an IDE port.

    You also don't say what your 64 bit requirement is. Not seen any 64 bit benchhmarks for core2 duo CPUs yet, but AMD may be your best bet if this is important.
    opps sorry i didnt make it very clear.i meant to say 4ide drives and then a sata/ata card with 2 drives (optical) on the card and then 2 satas on the mobo or i can also use them on the card aswell.sorry for miscomfusion.

    EDIT:
    looks like that passive asus gfx card is on "Pre order..." alternatives recommended by you?something tried and tested but noticable from my 9800pro
    what kinda res and settings could i run for example HL2 at so i could compare it to what i can run it at now as a benchmark for preformance increase...
    Last edited by keef247; 04-09-2006 at 03:22 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  11. #11
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D
    that conroe is only 1.86 ghz:S is it the 2mb cache and the 1066fsb that makes it faster is the cpu clock not as important then as the x2 has a faster clock?sorry im a socketA man i have no clue bout 64bit..open my eyes please.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  12. #12
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    i have an E6400 at 2G and its faster than 2 2400+ rigs, 1 x 3700+ rig, 1 x Opty 144@2.7 Rig, 1 x X2 4200+

  13. #13
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D
    awesome looks like ill be getting one of these then *fingers crossed i have enough money* sods law i wont.but i might wait another month and get a sweet gfx card aswell.so the Asrock 775 DUAL-VSTA VIA PT880, S775, AGP / PCI-Express, DDR/DDR2 667, SATA Raid 1066FSB ATX runs core2 intel chip you recommended nicely then? i hate intel but this could be the turning point
    cheers again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  14. #14
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    i hate intel too, but performance outweighs name eh

  15. #15
    That'd Get Ruined! keef247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brownsville
    Posts
    1,269
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked
    9 times in 8 posts
    • keef247's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Its a laptop so no idea lol
      • CPU:
      • the new 2.4GHz Macbook unibody
      • Memory:
      • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Corsair XMS
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia 9400M 256MB GDDR3
      • PSU:
      • laptop :P
      • Case:
      • New Macbook Unibody
      • Operating System:
      • OS X Yosemite
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1280x800 LED 13.3 macbook screen
      • Internet:
      • 16mb sky uncapped package... currently around 6-8mb down my road but still 652k is fasssst:D
    on the tech spec is says its not core 2 compatable but i take it thats a mistake http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=434321
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

  16. #16
    The King of Vague Steve B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    5,051
    Thanks
    116
    Thanked
    67 times in 63 posts
    it should support c2d out of the box

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Abit NF7-S revision 2 information
    By Lee H in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 30-10-2004, 07:13 PM
  2. Reputation System - Abuse of .... *** WARNING ***
    By Saracen in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20-08-2004, 04:38 PM
  3. Prebuilt budget system (< £500)
    By RedPutty in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 26-04-2004, 07:08 AM
  4. Newbie needing help with Barton XP2500+ system...
    By adlamb in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-04-2004, 05:05 PM
  5. Watercooling for a 64bit system (planning ahead.)
    By Steve in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-04-2004, 09:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •