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Computer System 2011
Yes its that time of year again... Time to build another system...



This time I am upgrading my lower end system to something a bit more better.



My Asus P5KPL-AM + Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.93 GHZ + 4 GB PC-6400 DDR2 RAM + Corsair CX600 (600W PSU) + BFG nVidia GT220 + Windows 7 32-bit PC will be upgraded to:



Asus M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3 AMD 760G Chipset + ATI SB710 ATI Radeon HD3000 Graphics DDR3 1800(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 8-Ch HD Audio GigaLAN 10x USB2.0 6x SATA 3Gb/s Micro ATX $64.99 + AMD Phenom II X4 840 (95W) Quad Core Socket AM3 , 3.2GHz, 2MB Cache, 1800MHz HT, 45nm (HDX840WFGMBOX) $104.99 + G.SKILL NQ Series DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ) $37.99 + Corsair CX600 (600w PSU) + BFG nVidia GT 220 or nVidia GeForce 9400GT + Windows 7 32-bit ^__^



$235.01 after taxes, thats alot better than spending ANOTHER $700 hahaha

(I dont want to spend an extra $100 to get the 64 bit version -.-)

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2 Things.

I believe Steven S. mentioned in another thread that the Phenom II 840 is just an Athlon II Quad. It would be cheaper to go with the Athlon II Quad then the Phenom. If I can find the post, ill let you know. If not, I believe Steven can confirm or deny.

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I would go with an AM3+ board personally. This will allow you to upgrade in the future if you ever needed too.

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07-05-2011 09:10 AM
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Hmm...let me see....
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 Socket AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Chipset ATI Radeon HD3000 Graphics Dual-Channel DDR3 1333/1066/800 Mhz 7.1- Channel HD Audio Gigabit LAN 4x SATA 3Gb/s 12x USB 2.0 Micro ATX and AMD Athlon II X4 640 (95W) Quad Core Socket AM3, 3.0GHz, 2Mb Cache, 2000MHz HT, 45nm (ADX640WFGMBOX)??

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so lets see here again...lol

Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 Socket AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Chipset ATI Radeon HD3000 Graphics Dual-Channel DDR3 1333/1066/800 Mhz 7.1- Channel HD Audio Gigabit LAN 4x SATA 3Gb/s 12x USB 2.0 Micro ATX $59.99

AMD Athlon II X4 640 (95W) Quad Core Socket AM3, 3.0GHz, 2Mb Cache, 2000MHz HT, 45nm (ADX640WFGMBOX) $99.99

G.SKILL NQ Series DDR3 1333MHz (PC3-10666) 4GB (2x2GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ) $37.99

Total Upgrade - after taxes $223.71 (saved $11.30) - Thanks Mysteryman!

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Marie,

What games are you planning on playing?

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07-05-2011 09:32 AM
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nothing too heavy.. face of mankind, Star Trek Online, APB: Reloaded and maybe Star Wars The Old Republic when its released

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I would have offered you my 9500GT, but I realized the 220GT is better.

But You are welcome Marie Lawson!

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I think my spare one is a 9400GT? lol

*starts to twitch* okay I am going to bed before I face plant my laptop!

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You know there are lots of way to get 64 bit Windows 7. And as far as Microsoft is concerned, its legal.

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(07-05-2011 10:04 AM)Mystryman Wrote:  You know there are lots of way to get 64 bit Windows 7. And as far as Microsoft is concerned, its legal.

I lost my 64 bit DVD Sad

Tho its already registered on my i3

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