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Old 27th June 2004, 15:09   #1
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I'm planning to give my pc a descent upgrade in a week or 2, I'll start by posting my current specs:

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MB: ASUS P4G/8x Deluxe
MEM: 2x 256mb Corsair 333MHz-pc2700 cl2
Proc: P4 2,8 - 533fsb
Proc-cooling: Swiftech MCX4000
VGA: Gainward GF4 ti4600 4xagp
My intention is to upgrade my MB, CPU, MEM and VGA-card, it doesn't matter if it's Intel or AMD, I just want the best performing combination.

-CPU: I'm willing to spend up to €600 on this and I was thinking of the following:

* Athlon64 3400 or 3500
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* P4 3400 (Presscot or an "old" one?, which one is best for gaming?)

- MB & MEM: depends on the processor
MB: max of €250
MEM: 1GB prefferably, also for about €250 ( CL2 or not?, does it give you a noticable boost?)

- and finally, the graphics-card, with all the new models coming out now, I really have no idea what to choose, max price here is also about €600

I don't care if a certain processor overclocks better than another, I don't really mess around with that much, all I want is pure power, not a super-overclocking-machine
 
Old 27th June 2004, 15:23   #2
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CPU: zeker AMD gaan. wacht op socket 939 of neem een 64bit setup die je nu kunt krijgen
vidcard: x800pro is zeer goed, de x800xt is het best. we weten wel niet wanneer die precies op de markt komt
 
Old 27th June 2004, 23:46   #3
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I've been cruising the net today and I've decided my cpu will be an AMD athlon64 3400

1) what motherboard should I choose?, I want at least 2 Sata-connections on it and preferrably without a fan on the northbridge

2) memory, I've heard/read that A64-boards are real buggers when it comes to memory, what brand/type should I choose ?
 
Old 28th June 2004, 11:35   #4
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2) memory, I've heard/read that A64-boards are real buggers when it comes to memory, what brand/type should I choose ?
everything except TwinMos.

all the rest will do fine
 
Old 28th June 2004, 11:37   #5
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1) what motherboard should I choose?, I want at least 2 Sata-connections on it and preferrably without a fan on the northbridge

MSI K8N Neo Platinum (socket 754,NFORCE 3 250GB,DDR400,SATAraid,Firewire, 7.1 SOUND,Gig LAN, 8USB2.0)

has no nb fan and nf3 chipset

142€ @ tones link
 
Old 28th June 2004, 11:47   #6
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good board, i have it somewhere in my room
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Old 28th June 2004, 11:47   #7
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beter not lose it
I'll pick it up Wednesday
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Old 28th June 2004, 12:39   #8
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ok, thanks for the advice so far guys, but I still have these questions to be answered:

* CAS2, does it give a noticable difference between 2,5 and 3 ?

* what cooler should I put on that 3400 ? is the boxed cooler any good?

* and last but not least, the graphics-card, ATI or nVidia? (going te search the web on this one myself today, but suggestions are always welcome)
 
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ATI X800 Pro seems a good buy in my humble opinion
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ATI X800 Pro seems a good buy in my humble opinion

just read some gfx-reviews and I think I'm going to wait 'till the XT is available
 
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