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Villithrar

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Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my gaming pc from agp to pci express. I'm on a tight budget of about $700. I have 450w power supply, 512mb pc 3200 ram, case, mouse, etc. and now all i need is processor, motherboard, and video card.

I've chosen this, with help of friends who've built their own pcs:

Motherboard + CPU
http://www.tigerdire...MBM-101GGCL-805

Video card
http://www.tigerdire...8&sku=C261-3038

This comes out to $650 after everything.

I was wondering if I should go ahead and finish my order, or if i should redo anything. Any comments/suggestions would be great.

Edited by Villithrar, 18 March 2006 - 11:44 PM.

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Newegg has the same stuff cheaper.

Motherboard - $66
Processor - $134
X800 - $158

Thats $358

If canadian money is only 66% of US its $476

Thats better than $650

Two other things i think about is that you might do just as well with a pentiun 630 processor which is a 3.0 gig 2 MB cache but not a dual core for $171.

Second thing is im just not happy about almost all power supplies. Heres a webpage on them that is illuminating. You might need a better PS.

http://jonnyguru.com...ethebrands.html

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tigerdirect sucks well they dont it just they cost way more than they should because of it beeing so big so choose newegg.com cheaper stuff awsome service.
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If youre going a gaming pc and are on a budget then you may want to consider AMD they have an edge on game performance and price.

The dual core you picked isnt very good th slower dual cores from intel are good because they are a cheap dual core but the performance isnt very good.
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Since I live in Canada, I don't think newegg ships there. I tried making an account but apparently I have to choose the state I live in, this goes for billing and shipping info.

The price of $650 that i put is after taxes and shipping, those items I put are close to $500 before anything.

My PS, for some strange reason, isn't on that list, it's from kingwin. I got it for $60, bout $45-50 american, so it probably isn't very good. It was kind of a forced buy because my other PS started to cook 1 day.

I guess I'll try to squeeze AMD instead of Intel into my budget.

Edited by Villithrar, 19 March 2006 - 03:03 PM.

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get a opteron you can get a cheap 2.0 ghz for 85 dollars
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I replaced the mobo and cpu with these:

Mobo, Biostar Geforce 6100-M9 NVIDIA Socket 939 MicroATX = $92 canadian
http://www.tigerdire...7&sku=B450-2303

Processor, AMD Athlon 64 3200+ = $243 canadian
http://www.tigerdire.....1-A64-32009 E

and I've still got the x800 GTO for $250 canadian

This comes out to $700.05 canadian after shipping and taxes, and I found a $30 rebate on the video card so its $670

Thanks again for any comments/suggestions
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