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Critique Budget Upgrade


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Sep 27, 2005
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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (939)
Motherboard MSI Neo K8n Neo4-F with Nforce 4
Cooling ThermalTake Venus12 + 3 case fans + PCI slot cooler for GPU
Memory 2x 512mb Kingston PC-3200
Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 7800GT
Storage Western Digital 160GB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2025WM
Case Logisys Dracula Case (Black)
Audio Device(s) Onboard Sound, Logitech X-530 Surround Sound Speakers
Power Supply OCZ PowerStream 520W
Software Window XP Pro, Office Suite, Tons of Games
Hey all,

The following components I already have:
Xtasy X800 (This will be replace once R600 comes out)
Creative LIVE soundcard
2 x 1GB of DDR2-800 Buffalo Firestix (5-5-5-15)
DVD RW Driver
DVD / CD Combo Driver
NZXT Nemesis Case (w/ 3 120mm fans and Temp Sensor)

Now this is what I am going to buy:
AMD AM2 X2 3600+ OEM ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E16819103 036 )
Biostar TF550 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E16813138 026 )
Combo Price: $150

OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU ( http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode= 316505 )
Price: $104.99 AR
TOTAL : $255

I am looking to spend as little as possible on the CPU / Mobo.
Would another one serve a better purpose.

I was looking around and realized that AMD is set to drop prices on April 9th...
Would it be worth it to wait and would they drop the prices on the X2 3600+?