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JohnEJohn
07-05-05, 04:22 PM
Hi guys need some advice

Thinking of upgrading for a 7800gtx (with a none sli motherboard as can't see the point tbh)

Current specs
Asus A8v deluxe
XP3700 (socket 939)
2GB DDR400 (which I can only use at 333 on my current board!)
Asus 6800GE (12pipes 6 vertex) ran for a year flawlessly at 420/1200
Soundblaster Audigy 2zs
Logitech Z5300 surround sound
and a load of other stuff

anyway I have about 500-600 to play with I want the
XFX GeForce 7800GTX Extreme Edition but its at 470!!
(can anyone find this card cheaper or advise on a better card or near equivilant that costs a considerable amount less?)

Im looking for reccomendation on a new mainboard. I can spend upto 120 on it. I have no need for sli (its a socket 939 remember as well) I want to be able to run my memory at its full speed! too. I need at least 4 regular PCI slots and at least 2 serial ata ports (need to run in raid 0)

One last question If I plug my current array into the new board will they still have all the current data and is it a simple case of entering the setup utility and selecting create array. Will my fasttrack drivers bugger windows loading?

And finally can anyone think of anything I have missed??

Phew!!!...

JohnEJohn
07-05-05, 05:10 PM
well I thought hmm 3 PCI slots will be enough

I settled for these 2 items in the end

http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=307143&view=detailed
and
http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=310686&cks=ASS&assoc=D8029637-0DDA-48DA-9BA1-03B0D58EDEA7