What components should I buy?

Visiontek Radeon hd 2400 pro video card
January 15, 2010 at 17:56:08
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, 2800+/768mb PC3200
My PC is a bit outdated as you will see. just enough outdated that Windows 7 32bit doesnt support it without so many problems.

Asus K8n Socket 754
Athlon 64 2800+
VisionTek Radeon HD 2400 Pro 512mb AGP
Enermax 350w PSU
768mb PC3200
80g HD SATA

Im lookign to upgrade my MB, CPU and Graphics card. I already have 2g of PC2-6400 samsung memory that I would like to use.
The most graphic intense program I would like to use is probably World of Warcraft, so it doesnt need to be much. Im running on a budget here, so can anyone offer some MB, CPU's and Graphics cards that I should check into that wont cost me a load? I want just enough to play WoW and some other less needy games.


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#1
January 15, 2010 at 18:15:44
If you cant offer advice on what to give, at least throw down your specs on what yoru running so I can get an idea. Remember, I dont need or want the latest and greatest. I just want something to get by on. Maybe it was good in 2009, but now its just okay.

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#2
January 15, 2010 at 20:14:16
Ok, asus m4a785-m $79, hd 4670(graphic card) $69, athlon II x2 240 2.8ghz $59. u can look yourself a good review mobo with amd chipset(785g).

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#3
January 16, 2010 at 08:49:27
Have you ever tried overclocking your system? With that board, you *should* be able to increase the CPU from 1.8GHz (9 x 200MHz) to 2.25GHz (9 x 250MHz). All it would take is about a 1/2 dozen setting changes in the BIOS. Check these screenshots:

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The only thing different would be the Processor Frequency Multiplier. Your's will be 9x.


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#4
January 16, 2010 at 16:02:59
I have overclocked and it worked wonders..problem is that Windows 7 does not support my Nforce3 chipset not allowing me to install my video drivers properly. Hence my wanting to upgrade to a board that is supported. I have contacted Visiontek support as well as Asus support.

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#5
January 16, 2010 at 16:10:40
I'm using this mobo, which I really wouldn't reccomend but another like it would be good, newegg has tons.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... - 79
This CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... - 67
and this video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... - 37

On XP the video card was able to run most games reasonably well, I got it so I could hook it up to the TV. I'm running windows 7 64 right now on 4gigs of ram and that set up. My mobo's lan card pooped. Dunno about on 7 tho, just got it yesterday.


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