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Rob_0126
05-24-07, 03:25 PM
Hey folks. Im upgrading to a little faster cpu. Since i want to keep my ddr 2700 ram, keep my g4 ti 4600 vcard, and spend the least amount on an upgrade, Im going this route.

This upgrade will cost me a total of $140.

Current System:

MOBO: MSI K7N2-L nforce 2
CPU: Athlon 1700
HD: Seagate 160Gig ATA100
PS: 350 Watt Generic
RAM: 1 Gig of 3200 DDR Ram (Kingston)
VCard: ASUS G4 Ti 4600 128MB

Upgrade Plan:

MOBO: MSI K8N Neo V2.0 H nForce3 250 Socket 754 ATX Motherboard
- $34.99

CPU: Athlon 64 3200+ 512KB Socket 754
- $40.50

PS: Coolmax CX-450B 450-Watt 120mm Fan SATA-Ready
- $44.99

HS: AMD Socket AM2/940/939/754 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3800+
- $7.25

Im on a tight budget, which is why Im going socket 754, and keeping agp support. Mainly just so I can transfer almost everything over.

Any recommendations before I purchase these?

thanks,

Robert

Bearclaw
05-24-07, 03:47 PM
An upgrade for 140. Not bad at all man!

Madpistol
05-24-07, 04:05 PM
Looks like that will be fine.

You may want to see if you can get a skt 939 AGP board though. It would probably a much wiser investment to go that route.

Starscream
05-24-07, 04:16 PM
Hey folks. Im upgrading to a little faster cpu. Since i want to keep my ddr 2700 ram, keep my g4 ti 4600 vcard, and spend the least amount on an upgrade, Im going this route.
This upgrade will cost me a total of $140.
Current System:
MOBO: MSI K7N2-L nforce 2
CPU: Athlon 1700
HD: Seagate 160Gig ATA100
PS: 350 Watt Generic
RAM: 1 Gig of 3200 DDR Ram (Kingston)
VCard: ASUS G4 Ti 4600 128MB
Upgrade Plan:
MOBO: MSI K8N Neo V2.0 H nForce3 250 Socket 754 ATX Motherboard
- $34.99
CPU: Athlon 64 3200+ 512KB Socket 754
- $40.50
PS: Coolmax CX-450B 450-Watt 120mm Fan SATA-Ready
- $44.99
HS: AMD Socket AM2/940/939/754 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3800+
- $7.25
Im on a tight budget, which is why Im going socket 754, and keeping agp support. Mainly just so I can transfer almost everything over.
Any recommendations before I purchase these?
thanks,
Robert

My suggestion is get an Asrock 775I65G motherboard and a Celeron-D with 512k of L2. Those boards will support Core 2 Duo cpu's so you have a HUGE upgrade path.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=775i65G&s=775

Another cheap and good choice is the Asus P5PE-VM.

But what do I know, I only sell computers for a living. heh.

Madpistol
05-24-07, 05:16 PM
My suggestion is get an Asrock 775I65G motherboard and a Celeron-D with 512k of L2. Those boards will support Core 2 Duo cpu's so you have a HUGE upgrade path.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=775i65G&s=775

Another cheap and good choice is the Asus P5PE-VM.

But what do I know, I only sell computers for a living. heh.

That actually looks really nice, but you may want to opt for an E4300 or something like that instead.

That is a good idea though. ;)

EDIT: just saw the price constraints. You're probably better off with going with your original AMD plan. The Athlon 64 will outperform anything Intel has to offer in that price range.

Rob_0126
05-24-07, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the advice folks. :)

I just placed my order; Immah go with the original equipment plan.

It's getting harder and harder to upgrade without paying out the nose.

stncttr908
05-24-07, 06:26 PM
What are you trying to accomplish with the upgrade? Or rather, what do you use the computer for? It hardly seems worth it to me.

Madpistol
05-24-07, 07:51 PM
What are you trying to accomplish with the upgrade? Or rather, what do you use the computer for? It hardly seems worth it to me.

He got a PSU, HSF, CPU, and Motherboard for under $150. He already said he's on a tight budget. It's quite an upgrade from his original system, and it looks like it will be a nice budget system too. ;)

Rob_0126
05-25-07, 10:54 PM
He got a PSU, HSF, CPU, and Motherboard for under $150. He already said he's on a tight budget. It's quite an upgrade from his original system, and it looks like it will be a nice budget system too. ;)

I like good deals. :)

Been doing some detail searching; seems this Athlon 64 I am getting is the Venice core. Not made in malaysia, but in china, diffused in singapore. I hope it's gonna be a decent core; I dont trust much of anything to be quality from china. :/

However, Im reading good things about this particular core (http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/athlon64-venice/index.x?pg=1).

In the end, long as it's stable and a bit faster than my current cpu.

What do you all think about the AMD HSF stock thermal goob that comes on the HS from the factory? Take into account that this processor runs a lot cooler, since it is a smaller design and consumes a lot less power.

Comments welcomed. :)

Robert

Rob_0126
06-03-07, 12:49 PM
Just got done making the upgrade. Wow, the Athlon 64 3200 is incredibly fast. It blows my older Athlon 1700+ away.

Runs cooler too, on a stock HSF.