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    New mother board and cpu.

    K my pc is lagging behind seriously. I have atm, an XP1800+ clocked to 2ghz, an nf-7 mother board and a radeon 9800 pro (128 meg). I don't really want to spend more then 100 quid so I have realised I either need to upgrade the motherboard and cpu or the graphics card. I'm not overly bothered about clocking features on the mother board as long as the cpu can cut it. The radeon is an AGP card so need an AGP board.
    Any suggestions as to what I should be getting here? I haven't upgraded in so long I don't really know where to start looking so any advice will be much apreciated.


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    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
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    What do you use your PC for primarily.
    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
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    I started down the 'upgrade my XP2400+ for £100' a couple of months back (before I thought 'sod it' and bought a Core2Duo system instead!) and I was able to pickup a socket 754 Athlon64 3000 for £38 off eBay, ASRock 754 AGP motherboard for about £24 from MicroDirect and a Nvidia 6600 off eBay for £33.

    eBay is probably your best bet, just do your homework.

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    Good question should have mentioned that! Well unfortunately I primarily use it to do university work . But I do have a pc to play games on, would just like them to run smoothly when I get the opportunity to play them. Battlefield 2142 in particular atm. It runs fine on lowest settings but wouldn't mind bumping them up to medium at least!
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      • Motherboard:
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    You also don't say how much ram you currently have.

    I would have recommended the Asrock Dual-sata2 motherboard with a S939 cpu, but the first couple of places I looked don't have any.

    Perhaps you need to save a little more dosh, and in the mean time read reviews like this one on the Asrock 775 Dual VSTA paired with an E6300. Blows your budget by nearly 50 quid, assuming you have 2 sticks of DDR memory you can use.

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    If you play any games get rid of the gfx card, its terrible.

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    Sorry 1 gig of ram with matched sticks.

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