Big Upgrade need some aproval and small advice

By joman2055
Feb 12, 2006
  1. OK. Right now I am thinkin about upgrading my comp i built about 2-3 years ago with a new mobo, video card, and CPU
    I have a DFI Infinity 875 mobo
    Intel P4 2.8 (small OC to 2.92)
    and NVidia GeForce FX5600XT card

    I want to step up to PCI-e with just about any mobo (need some advice on a choice) i think i want a NForce4 chipset and i dont need SLI.
    For CPU i want a AMD Anthlon 3500 (venice core is the best right?) should i get 90nm?
    And card i want GeForce 6600GT
    I also need a good cooler that is quiet and cheap like my Areo on the P4
    I want to keep this in the 400-500 range less is better.

    Comments suggestions?

    This is a mild gaming comp i only really play css but i want somthing speedy.
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190 title has no relation to the actual topic ..w/e
    well i dont see why you need a cooler right away..unless you re gonna do some oc'ing i stick with the stock cooling system...the 6600 is becoming shoot for a 6800
  3. mattw

    mattw TS Rookie Posts: 88

    processor wise id go with the AMD 64 3700+, its generally incredible value for money...

    2.2 ghz, L2Cache 1MB... all in all a wicked cpu.

    its about £150 ;)
  4. g.freeman

    g.freeman TS Rookie Posts: 38

    heard alot of good things about the epox 9npa+sli it has the n force 4 chipset and pci-e can have up to 4 gigs dual. only thing it has that u said u dont need is the sli but it wouldnt be a bad idea to get it even if your not ging to use it. this is the mobo i have and i was lookin for basicaly the same thing u have, sure i dont have it running yet :p cause im low on funds for some things but hey it seems like a really good mobo

    or if u really are against this sli could go with the slightly cheaper EPoX EP-9NPA with basically everything the same as the sli version but without the sli :bounce: for $105 on newegg
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