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    Hey guys,
    I need some help. I am shopping for a new CPU. I was told to purchase the AMD 64 4000 for games, but I also was told to purchase the AMD X2 3800. I dont know what to go for? Will someone please let me know which is better for gaming. I purchase the Readon X800XL. I purchased it for $250. Should I return it and purchase the nDivia 6800GT? I will also need a motherboard. I would appreciate if some one can help me out.

    Thanks.........

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    you need a CPU AND a Mo/Bo ?

    what DO you have already ?
    I assume you do already have a working system, and that you are wishing to upgrade ?

    you say games ?
    any games in particular ? some chew up resources more than others

    and where have you already tried for input ? saves re-inventing th ewheel as it where .......

    I'll gamble that you are using windows XP, 80GB HDD, 512MB DDR RAM, system around 2 years old, and you want to upgrade to keep up with your mates ??

    if so, then could you please say where your system is lagging ? not where your mates say ...

    Generally, I would start from the Mo/Bo, and work out from there.
    if the suggestions start to get too expensive, try and get a quote for a NEW complete system.
    just to keep it in focus.........
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    I have a AMD XP 2100. I have 160 gig hardrive and 512 of ram. I need to upgrade my mobo/CPU/VGA. That all I really need, any suggestions?

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    mavro, with the little that you have, and with the upgrades you want, it would almost be better to build a whole new computer... Start with the mobo and the CPU, everything else comes after that. For a real gaming machine, I would suggest a gig of ram, no less then pc3200... and what are the specs of your 160gb hard drive? By specs I mean RPM's, ata or Sata?

    But first things first, get a motherboard, cpu, and a good PSU. Then add what you have to that (HDD, ram, etc), and then make the necessary upgrades like ram and a good HDD once you get the money...

    I know I didn't really answer your question, but that's because I'm trying to set you on the right path to building a PC first...

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    And an amount your willing to spend would be nice to know as well .
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    On my hardrive I have now idea. I have two of them. One is 120, and the other 40. The hardrive works fine, I am just not sure to buy the AMD X2 3800 or the AMD 4000. I just purchase kinston 1 gig ddr2 ram? Is that good, or should I stay with coisar? I need some feed back on what type of mobo and vga card i should purchase?

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    I just want to keep my mobo and cpu under $500.

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    lets go back to the start :-

    Do you have a working system now ?
    could you give us the specs of that ? if we know where we are starting from, it is easier to give advice .......

    As you want to upgrade your CPU / Mo-Bo / GPU then as the duck has said, it may be easier to just get an entire new system, and keep the first one for your [just started] network

    you WILL need to consider a PSU [power supply unit] too, DO NOT go the cheap route here ....

    go to a supplier site, and 'build' your dream box only, add the cost of KVM kit [keyboard / video / mouse] to the total, and see what you come up with, if this is in reach, then it might be the better deal ..........
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    Originally posted here by mavro6000
    I have a AMD XP 2100. I have 160 gig hardrive and 512 of ram. I need to upgrade my mobo/CPU/VGA.
    I haven't seen any games that need more than you already have...

    Please note that there aren't many games that take advantage of 64bit (the only one I know is FarCry) and/or dual-core (maybe only quake3/4?)...

    Why do you need to upgrade?
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    Originally posted here by foxyloxley
    I'll gamble that you are using windows XP, 80GB HDD, 512MB DDR RAM, system around 2 years old, and you want to upgrade to keep up with your mates ??

    if so, then could you please say where your system is lagging ? not where your mates say ...
    I still think he thinks that if his mates do it, he HAS to
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    Yes, "bragging rights" are expensive

    I have said the same in several posts and agree with SirDice here, the software market is behind the hardware market at the moment.

    Buy now and you will be paying top dollar for stuff that does not give you a cost related benefit. By the time the software catches up (which it obviously will) your current equipment will be obsolete

    There are some applications that can leverage the power of the most recent hardware but these are very specialist CAD, CAM and graphics packages. The rest of sales are supported by marketing hype to "the bragging rights boys".

    Well that's the way I see it, and am looking forward to getting some of this stuff real cheap in 18 months' time or so

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