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New Mobo

Postby xXsupern00bXx » Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:26 pm

i am looking to buy a new mobo and processor this summer. i was wondering if anyone would know what would be a nice upgrade from an AMD 4000+ socket 939. i was thinking about going with an AM2 processor
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
Kingston Hyper X 1 gig dual channel
ATI x1900gt

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Postby vbironchef » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:03 pm

why not wait til new intel processor is out with new motherboard?

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Postby ibleet » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:34 pm

Really depends on your budget.

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Postby xXsupern00bXx » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:23 am

i was thinking about spending $500-$600 on the new mobo and processor. any other socket would be fine also.
AMD Athlon 64 4000+

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium

Kingston Hyper X 1 gig dual channel

ATI x1900gt

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Postby brites » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:37 am

My tip...

AMD Athlonâ„¢ 64 X2 Dual-Core 4200+ ADO4200IAA5CU (tray version)
Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H (if you like nvidia)
A "good" cooler COOLER Artic Cooling Freezer 64 PRO - AMD

If you are in the OC thing... then read the http://www.legitreviews.com/article/373/1/ review... low cost... good performance... and remember your eyes can't tell the diference between 100 FPS or 95 FPS :lol:

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Postby xXsupern00bXx » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:18 pm

I was thinking something that i could go crossfire with later down the road got a x1900gt right now. Might go with that processpr though so i could buy another gig of ram.

stupid question but my ram i have now kingston hyper x 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) work on my new modo
AMD Athlon 64 4000+

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium

Kingston Hyper X 1 gig dual channel

ATI x1900gt

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Postby liqnit » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:39 pm

I think the crosshair is DDR2 so you cannot use the DDR400 you have

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Postby camaroguy1998 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:13 am

Most if not all AM2 Mobo's are DDR2(240 pin) so your Kingston DDR (184 pin)memory will not work.

At $600 your options for a Mobo, CPU and Memory are wide open!

ASUS M2N32-SLI Del Wireless....................................... $192.31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131011

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache.....$200.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103759

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)......$169.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231114

Total........................$563.28
ASUS Crosshair V- Formula Z - AMD 9590H2O
16G GSkill RipJaw - CoolerMaster Seidon cooler
Corsair RM750X - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD
ASUS BW-12B1ST BD Burners(X2)
EVGA 560ti SC
ASUS 27" LED LCD monitor
Corsair 600T case

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Postby brites » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:52 am

You want ATI graf...

So use the ASUS M2R32-MVP ..... $128.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131095

cheaper and a vgood MB see the test
http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/mot ... 664_1.html

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Postby xXsupern00bXx » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:34 am

I think I might go with what camaroguy1998 gave me. even though it is sli i havent found any ati mobo that are as good, might have to go nvida sometime this year
AMD Athlon 64 4000+

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Kingston Hyper X 1 gig dual channel

ATI x1900gt

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Postby brites » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:46 am

That's an option... but wait until the new 8600 nv cards are out and tested... 8800 are very $$$$, M2N32-SLI is no dought a very NICE MB... here is the conclusion of a review made (overall rating 92%)...
What's hot?
The M2N32-SLI Deluxe has excellent features and solid performance, including a Wi-Fi connection.
What's Not?
There is currently No EPP support in the BIOS and the BIOS is not functional with NVIDIA's nTune 5.0.

So keep your options open (personally I prefer CrossFire)... I'm also in a waiting process... :-k

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Postby xXsupern00bXx » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:27 am

yeah i was going to hold out until mid summer to buy the stuffjust trying to get an idea and a price range set up
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ATI x1900gt

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Postby brites » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:15 am

When you say "havent found any ati mobo that are as good" you didn't had read the review I've posted in the topic?!? the diference between the M2N32-SLI and M2R32-MVP can't be looked as diferences... to Great :finga: boards

M2R32-MVP (CF)
Features: 41
Ergonomics: 9
Compatibility: 20
Support: 10
Performance: 9
Total: 89

M2N32-SLI DELUXE Wi-Fi Edition
Features: 40
Ergonomics: 8
Compatibility: 25
Support: 10
Performance: 10
Total: 93

and there's another one

ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition
Features: 40
Ergonomics: 9
Compatibility: 25
Support: 10
Performance: 12
Total: 96

so the choice remains on how much $$$ you want to spend...

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Postby brites » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:45 pm

Ok... nvidia 8600 are starting to appear... and looks like ATI X1950Pro is better... does DX10 know a days worth the extra bucks!euros!?!

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Postby Zertz » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:08 pm

camaroguy1998 wrote:Most if not all AM2 Mobo's are DDR2(240 pin) so your Kingston DDR (184 pin)memory will not work.


AM2 introduced DDR2, which is the main difference between it and 939.


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