Gaming Steup?Help

Gateway / Midway
March 13, 2009 at 19:37:22
Specs: XP Pro, 2.792 GHz / 1278 MB
I bought a new system for myself and Im gonna give my nephew my old pc but I wanna trick it out for him can someone tell me a good 478 socket board with PCI-E slots I saw that Biostar had. But wanna setup him up with his first gaming rig he plays Battlefield 2. Any suggestions

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March 14, 2009 at 07:42:36
You asked for suggestions & I gave you one. You'll be throwing good money after bad. Why buy an outdated board & modern video card when you can modern board/CPU/video combo?

If you wanna waste your money on outdated technology, fine, knock yourself out. But why the heck can't you use google to track down a board instead of asking one of us to do it for you? Here's the exact same board at 4 different sites...I found them all in less than a minute using goggle based on the minimal info you provided. You couldn't have done that?

BTW, don't forget to upgrade the'll need one with a 24-pin main ATX plug & a 6-pin PCIe plug, not to mention enough wattage/amperage. And depending on what type of RAM your old board uses, you may have to upgrade that as well.

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March 19, 2009 at 17:47:03
i like ppl who help others and give helpful advice with their situations...if jlf12487 is fixing up his pc for his nephew that is his choice you don't utilize the 478 pin setup have pc or pc's of your own that you use for your own personal use......

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600

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640 Gig HD

Quad Core All The Way !!

If It Isn't Broken Don't Fix It. !!!!

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March 21, 2009 at 08:57:17
I've been a regular in this forum for quite a few years & have over 19,000 responses under my don't accomplish that by not giving helpful advice.

The P4 is not & never was a very good CPU, but it was all Intel had at the time & they promoted the heck out of it. When it comes to gaming, the A64 is superior. That changed when the Core 2 Duo was released but prior to that, you'd almost be better off with a P3 than a P4. Regardless, investing substantial money in a P4 system is nothing but a waste of money. I suppose you can justify adding more RAM, *maybe* even a video card IF you can find a decent AGP card at a reasonable price, but if it comes down to a new motherboard, video card & power supply just for the sake of clinging to a P4, you need to seriously rethink your options.

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March 21, 2009 at 11:24:45
Yeah, recall all the money thrown at Prescott core P4's trying to get some real world performance out of 'em? Some spent hundreds on power supplies, water cooling, high end cases, etc. hunting for a 20% overclock.

Even if a lo buck agp video card/psu solution is found, the electrical bill to run it all would tend to kill the deal.


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