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It's me back from the dead, what should I buy anyway

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Slater

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#1
My current system in system specs

I'm replacing the vid card, cpu, cpu cooler, motherboard, and ram hopefully.

I've decided Vid card SAPPHIRE 100222L Radeon HD 2900PRO 512MB 256-b
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
cpu cooler ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler


What should I do for the motherboard and ram?

I need a new motherboard I think because I dont think I trust this one since I've heard Gigabyte and other mobo manufacturers out of the USA sometimes just stick a FCC label on it and don't even test them to spec so what should I get?
 

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that mobo you got is perfect. Though you could go the newest Asus Pk38 board. Ram, if you get DDR3 board, its gonna be expensive, perhaps stick with DDR2 for right now.
 
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Well I want a new mobo I dunno why I think I just do hopefully this one is fine I guess with faster DDR2 ram it'll be fine
Would my mobo be fine with a E6850? I don't want to bottleneck it at all and it's a 1333Mhz FSB so does my mobo support that and can overclock farther?
 
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what about mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit
 

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hey slater! glad to see that you're back. :toast:

btw, do you have all of the obscure studios info?
 
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Okay hopefully what I'm getting

  • APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-AL Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SAPPHIRE 100222L Radeon HD 2900PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

  • mushkin Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996535

  • DFI BLOOD IRON P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6850

  • ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler


and I'm using my old sound card harddrives cd drive and power supply
 

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About time you showed back up. Go for the HD 3870 instead of the 2900 PRO.

(How's the hand doing?)

:toast:
 
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Slater

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Hands doin good got 2 dimples in it now lol the skin fused to the muscle with scar tissue =P
does newegg have the 3870?



Also, I think I might have to be reusing my old CPU :cry: Either that or I need to find someone to buy it for me (IMA HUSTLA) :D
 

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Keep the e6400, pairing that up with a BloodIron would be awesome.
 
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Keep the e6400, pairing that up with a BloodIron would be awesome.
+1

And change the 2900Pro to a 3870 and you're on a real winner :D
 
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newegg has 3870s and you'll love it.. keep the e6400.. im hitting 3.6 on air and after getting back my rma stuff should be getting alot better...
 
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If you really want to drop the E6400 I will buy it :D Get a HD 3870 instead of the 2900PRO tho.
 
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Why are you replacing your CPU? I thought the E6850 was really good.
 
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Why are you replacing your CPU? I thought the E6850 was really good.
he has a e6400... he wants to get a e6850... see the post....
 
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Yeah plus I might have fried this 6400 a while back... its an ollld 6400 though like one of the first steppings. =/ so it has a couple bugs in it. thats basically the reason I want the new proccie
 
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if you can get a newer one go for it... oc the balls off it and have a good day! thats how i feel any more about processors...