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Suggest a CPU/MoBo please

By jbutvin
Jun 29, 2005
  1. Hi I recently built a computer that is composed of...

    CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-7N400V Pro2
    Ram: 2x 512mb DDR DIMM, 2x 256mb DDR DIMM
    Video Card: NVidia 6800 Gt OC
    Hard Drives: 250gig & 120gig Western Digital
    Sound Card: SoundBlaster Audigy 2ZS

    It is a good system, but I am looking for a better MoBo and perhaps changing over to a P4 800 mhz FSB CPU. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do for a MoBo/CPU combo? (for around 500 or less)

    Thanks
     
  2. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    I would suggest sticking with AMD and going for an Athlon 64 939 with 1mb L2 cache. You can easily get a rock-solid NForce-4 Motherboard and that cpu for far less than $500.


    Here are some decent NF4 motherboards:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136152
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131524
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131517

    And the A64:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103537
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103494
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103539


    If you REALLY want to go Intel, I would suggest getting an LGA775 motherboard. Such as:

    Intel D945GNTKLR


    And getting a dual-core CPU such as the P4 830 or 840


    You can get those for under $500 as wel.
     
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