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Another Build That drade is working on for a buddy, an old compaq.

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  1. drade

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    I have about a total of around 280$ To upgrade this sytem... I was thinking just get like a 3200+, with some cheap mobo (HE IS NOT OVERCLOCKING) and all that buisness. He does game, he plays css, dods.. He wants to build a better system with this money in order to play cod2... His system I bet runs hot also? What to do, I need some of all your help.

    Specs:

    Stock compaq
    Amd Athalon xp 3200+
    Compaq case
    512 ddr ram
    Not sure what vid card (think onboard)
    200 gig hard drive
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    i would think ur on the right track with that venice. get him a cheap motherboard like an ECS with nforce 4, cuz those are really stable. then an x850xt pci-e. that runs about 130 for mobo +proc, and then 120 for the vid card. right in his price range.
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    I also would need a new case and power supply.... something to power that crap, and a nice cheap good case.
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    Hmm around this budget seems pretty difficult, I mean I could get the mobo+cpu 130$... with a 119$ vid card..... but id need a case and psu, how about the cooler master case with a psu?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119079 that good? Plus you think with a 3000+, cheap mobo, 512 ram, 200 gig hd and a nice x850xt itd run good? Would it even run on that kind of a psu (370watts) suiccessfully, since the card needs aobut 300watts id think it would, what do you guys think?
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    what about:
    AMD 3000+ - 65
    Centurion case (the one you stated above) - 84.99
    POWERCOLOR X800GTO256MBDDR3 - 89.99
    MSI RX480 Neo2-F Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200P ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - 52.99
    Total 292.7 (can't he get the remaining?)
  6. drade

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    Great, thanks for the help (he has about 290$ as it is)... I will order it either this week or this weekend when he gets the rest of his money from his dad...
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i think i choosed a good setup, when he gets the money he can get a cooler for the GFX card and unlock the extra pipelines
    (just noticed, while looking into newegg for parts that a lot of things are way cheaper in there than in EU :eek: , that setup in here could pass the 400€)
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    Yea its a great setup... I mean that card must oc quite a bit as it is...
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    just noticed i forgot the memory, he's he going to keep the one he has?
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    im thinking so... 512 ram.. he will upgrade in the future
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