300 Dollar Upgrade, Your Opinions Please

Yz388

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My system now
p4 3.0 @3.2
(2) 512 pc3200
Asus P4S800-MX
6800GT
Maxtor 120 gig 7200rpm


Im looking to upgrade my system now that i have around 300 bucks. i will be getting more soon (probably around another 200-300)

I would like to know what I should upgrade. Is it worth getting rid of the motherboard and processor and say getting an amd. I know absoulty nothing about amd, as I have always run intel in all my systems.

So please enlighten me, what should I get/replace that will stay in my price range.

Keep in mind, this is mainly for BF2. I do all my vid editing on my laptop.

Thank you guys, i apprechiate it

(Will be ordering everything from Newegg)
 

n64man120

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I'd definitly say a AMD64 3200+ and some decent new mobo. If you can get a bit more money, could spring for something like a 3500+ Venice with a nice mobo to boot for I'd say 450$ish?
 

dx2

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n64man120 said:
I'd definitly say a AMD64 3200+ and some decent new mobo. If you can get a bit more money, could spring for something like a 3500+ Venice with a nice mobo to boot for I'd say 450$ish?

I concur :p
 

Yz388

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Awesome, I have heard alot about the (correct me if im wrong) DFI lanparty mobo?

Whats all the hype about this? I checked on newegg, and there are many different versions. Would this be somthing i should be looking into?

Can someone also explain the whole nforce 3. Some motherboards are 3, some 2. Like I said, I do not know much about that. I would like to become a little more educated on the subject, to help with my decision.

I should be able to get total around 600. As of now I have 300, thats what the title is what it is.

Thanks again, and please keep the opinions coming. I apprechiate it.
 

ScHpAnKy

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Yz388 said:
Awesome, I have heard alot about the (correct me if im wrong) DFI lanparty mobo?

Whats all the hype about this? I checked on newegg, and there are many different versions. Would this be somthing i should be looking into?

Can someone also explain the whole nforce 3. Some motherboards are 3, some 2. Like I said, I do not know much about that. I would like to become a little more educated on the subject, to help with my decision.

I should be able to get total around 600. As of now I have 300, thats what the title is what it is.

Thanks again, and please keep the opinions coming. I apprechiate it.

nForce 2 = AGP, Socket A (462), for Athlon XP's
nForce 3 = AGP, Socket 754 + Socket 939, for Athlon 64's
nForce 4 = PCI-Express, Socket 754 + Socket 939, for Athlon 64's and X2's as well as some opterons
 

lithium726

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ScHpAnKy said:
nForce 2 = AGP, Socket A (462), for Athlon XP's
nForce 3 = AGP, Socket 754 + Socket 939, for Athlon 64's
nForce 4 = PCI-Express, Socket 754 + Socket 939, for Athlon 64's and X2's as well as some opterons
NF3 supports X2's, as well as opterons. it is featured on some tyan boards.
 

Andrew_Carr

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Also, if you're interested in that dfi, check the hotdeals section. Newegg has one refurb'd for 86$(including shipping) atm. I wouldn't think you'd need an upgrade, but if you want one, an amd mobo/cpu is a pretty good choice.
 

S1nF1xx

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n64man120 said:
I'd definitly say a AMD64 3200+ and some decent new mobo. If you can get a bit more money, could spring for something like a 3500+ Venice with a nice mobo to boot for I'd say 450$ish?

Yes, go AMD!
 
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