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I believe you will need a videocard
Didn't see one in your list. If the Mainboard has onboard video you're good to go. If I were buying a new Mainboard I would make sure it supports dual core, and if I were a gamer I would make sure it would support SLI. A good MB choice will be with you for a long time and will be the heart of your system, try to future-proof it.
you WILL need a video card
your mobo does not have integrated graphics, so you will have to buy a dedicated gpu. i would recomend the x600, x700, or 6600 series.
(NT) nevermind, not the x600 or x700, PCIe
he can't use the X600 or X700
A) it's Socket 754
B) those are both only avliable on PCIE
C) there are no PCIE Socket 754 boards
I would suggest an AGP 6600
but personally, i'd say ditch that motherboard/CPU combo
and get a Socket 939 with an Athlon64 3000+ ($150 at newegg, with a fan) it'll cost about the same, and you can get a PCIE equipped board, which would let you do more
also, the majority of socket 939 boards are dual core compatable, no Socket 754 boards are
we have an ati radeon 9800 graphics card.
We have an ati radeon 9800 graphics card, so we were going to reuse it and not buy a new one. Taking that into consideration, what motherboard & cpu would you get. Can we use the old video card in a 939 motherboard? Can you post a link to the motherboard you recommend? Thanks
Yes there is
There are many MOBOS supporting socket 754 and PCI-Express
e Socket 754
754 socket will not support dual channel DDR. You need to get a socket 939 MB and processor. John
power supply might be lacking...
Your 64bit cpu probably draw over 100 watts by itself. Add hard drives, usb devices, high powered graphics card and the like and you might have more draw then the power supply can give. Check the specs on your parts. Add it up and increase by 20% (for all that new stuff you don't already have). Ultra has a 500w for $40 and it has modular cabling that looks rather nice..if I may say so myself.
and life goes on...
Ultra PSU tested poorly...
...in one test I read, Antec or PC Power & Cooling make better PSU's. The modular connectors, while nice, do present another current loss & failure point.
Also, the heavier the PSU, the beefier the components.