Hi, after playing F.E.A.R. and Call of Duty 2 I have "discovered" that my rig is "too old" to play today's top games. So I have decided that an upgrade is in order, now, I only have a limited budget and I am based in the UK so prices are higher over here in comparison to the states.
I have found a PCI-E and AGP motherboard (I recall Technic having it), it is of course the ASRock S939 Athlon ULi m1695 ATX A L
' ">http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=3SYF - I have found it on Dabs.com for £48.11 inc VAT, if you can find it cheaper within the UK please let me know /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
As for a processor I was going to get an Opteron 144, but alas it would appear they have all gone (if you know of a place which does still sell/stock them and it is cheap, please let me know). So with that in mind I'm either going to get a 3200+ or 3500+, the 3200+ is £104.99 inc VAT, and the 3500+ is £138.06 inc VAT. If you know of a place which sells them cheaper, please let me know /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
I'm going to re-use most of my current system, not only because it'll save me money - but they are still fairly decent performing components so replacements would be unneccessary. I'm sticking with my 9800 Pro for the time being (hence the AGP/PCI-E mobo) and am leaning towards the 6800 GS as a future upgrade.
Thanks for your help. /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />
ASRock 939Dual-Sata2 Athlon ULi m1695 | AMD 64 3200+ S939 | 2 x OCZ Premier 512MB DDR400 CL 2.5-3-3-7 | Tagan TG430-U15 430W PSU (40A on combined 12V) | Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 160Gb 8Mb Cache | Point Of View nVidia GeForce 6800GS | Creative Audigy 2 ZS | Logitech 5.1 X-530 Sound System | Hauppauge PVR250 | Liteon DVDR+-