Help for cpu and mobo

By cjmagnum
Nov 24, 2006
  1. i am planning on building a computer. I have everything picked out for what i want and it wasn't until recently that i decided to switch my mobo and cpu for something better on my plans originally i was going to get this combo:

    Now i'm not too sure if that is up to date with new games like Oblivion and FEAR. I have a X1600 pro vid card on my current computer and i hope to switch it to the new one. Will the X1600 Pro even work on this mobo because the mobo does not use DDR2 RAM and the vid card is DDR2.
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Do you have a budget? If you do give me it and i'll find a good price-range Mobo, CPU, RAM, Videocard and a PSU for it but if you would spend any ammount here is a great deal

    Mobo for SLI:


    RAM ( x2 for 2gigs ):



    But if you're willing to spend all that money on these parts just build a new one

    Oblivion - Full
    FEAR - Ultra
    Splintercell: Double Agent - New Generation ( great graphics )

    Oblivion will run at about 45-50 FPS, FEAR could run up to about 80-90, splintercell with the new gen graphics will run about 50-70

    Also to answer your question about the videocard working on the new mobo... Yes it will because the videocard RAM is diffrent from your computer RAM, I think the RAM For videocard is for SLi purposes or something like that
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Oblivion won't run at 45-50FPS on that. Not unless you put a lot of the settings down. My computer is (admittedly) not that great but it is ok for gaming and I need to turn down EVERYTHING except tree distance and texture detail and turn off HDR and all that just go get a constant 15FPS @ 1280x1024. Same settings nets about a constant 18FPS @ 1024x768. That system could run FEAR fine. But at max (or even half-max) settings on Oblivion, not even an 8800GTX and Core 2 Extreme can break 40FPS.

    That mobo and CPU are very good for gaming except that Socket 939 is outdated. It has been replaced by socket AM2 and that will soon be replaced by LGA1207. But if you want to stick with socket 939, that is the second best mobo there is, after the A8N32-SLI Deluxe.
  4. cjmagnum

    cjmagnum TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    What i am trying to do is build a affordable PC with a budget of about 900$. or 800$. And that being the whole PC including dvd drives and cd-rom drives (which i don't' really know what to look for with those two). It is hard for me to do this because this is my first PC i am going to build. I want it to be able to play games fairly well, but i don't want it overpowering if it will cost too much. I don't' really need a vid card because i already have a X1600 Pro (I know its not great but i already have it and can upgrade later). can someone give me advice? Also which is better... a Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+?
  5. Xusn96

    Xusn96 TS Rookie

    Firstly, the ram (DDR2) on ur video card is irrelavant to your mobo, your mobo's only have to deal with ur SYSTEM ram (the actual ram slots on the mobo). The ram ON the vid card is ONLY used on the vid card. They are independant of each other. Next the question the others have failed to ask....Is ur X1600 pro AGP or PCI-E....the 2 are NOT compatible, so if u are going to re-use the vid card it must be compatible with the new mobo
  6. cjmagnum

    cjmagnum TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    I apologize, the X1600 Pro is PCI-E. which is better? Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+?
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