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#1
my wife said i can upgrade my mobo and cpu.

here is what i have now

Kn8 sli mobo , athlon 3500+, BFG gtx 260 maxcore vid card, Antec 550w psu. but all i really need is a new motherboard and cpu, i play alot of games, like FarCry 2, call of duty, battlefield 2. I have about 300 bucks to spend on a board and cpu...any advise on a board and cpu
 

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720BE and any AM2+ motherboard will be a good improvement
 

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You are most likely going to need ram as well. From what I gathered in the post, you are running a socket 939 motherboard and a 3500+, problem is you are on DDR. You can get another 939 mobo and a dual core chip, but that at this time shouldnt be advised.

Just be sure this $300 covers a processor, board and ram, as I'm thinking you are gonna need DDR2 or DDR3 with most new boards.
 
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any intel cpu and mobo ideas?
 

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oh dam my head is spinning, i dont know what to get
 
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Here in the States (at a Microcenter), you can score a Gigabyte P55 mobo and an i5 750 CPU for $260 plus tax. That's probably the best buy power combo available anywhere at the moment.
 
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Here in the States (at a Microcenter), you can score a Gigabyte P55 mobo and an i5 750 CPU for $260 plus tax. That's probably the best buy power combo available anywhere at the moment.
Then he lacks DDR3 ram, and needs to spend another $100 for that.
 
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I highly recommend this RAM. Newegg has them in 4GB and 6GB kits for more than buying separate, I personally bought 2 sticks for my own AM3 rig. This will put you back around $80 and can overclock to match those G.Skills easy. I have them running at 1333 CAS 7 @ 1.65V, I've been told they can hit 2000MHz by Fits and freaksavior since they're Micron D9JNL's.
 

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hey thnx for the info..i am goin going to call the shop tomorrow and get it ordered
 
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I've been told they can hit 2000MHz by Fits and freaksavior since they're Micron D9JNL's.
yes d9's scream... and they love the volts....
 

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well this is what i got

msi k9n6pgm2, phenom quadcore black edition 9950 2.6ghz , 2gb ram = 245.00
 
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well this is what i got

msi k9n6pgm2, phenom x4 9950, 2gb ram = 245.00
I would've really recommend getting a phenom II, over the original.
 

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well i have far cry 2 installed and patched, i ran a bench at ultra high settings, dx10 mode, plus 4xaa and averaged 54 fps, with my old system i mayhave got 1-2 fps at these settings