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SubjectUpgraded my Media PC this week... Reply to this message
Posted byn2locarz
Posted on06/09/07 00:23 AM

I tried upgrading my old Media Center PC to Vista.
Turns out Vista doesn't support the Nforce2 chipset.
So I upgraded the machine. Here's what I got:

ABIT IB9 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz
GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 800MHz 240-pin DDR2 Memory

Paid $350 including shipping after rebates.

Here's what I sold:

Abit NF7 Nforce 2 MB
Athlon XP 3000+
Silent Fan
2 1gb DDR chips

Sold them on ebay for $275.

So it cost me $75

Machine is much faster. I have NFS Underground that
played like crap on my old FX5200 agp card. Now I can
play it with max settings and it's smooth. One major
downfall is the Video card's silent heatsink sticks up
too far to allow the cover of my D-Vine case to go back
on. A real shitter. I have to figure this one out.


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.Upgraded my Media PC this week...  n2locarz06/09/07 00:23 AM
.*Not bad at all...  Death Knight06/09/07 11:19 AM
.*I'm gonna upgrade soon-ish  Pr3tty F1y06/09/07 10:58 AM
..*dolby digital live encoding  jajig06/09/07 08:23 PM
...*Yah, nForce2 soundstorm has it  Pr3tty F1y06/09/07 09:46 PM
....*Re: Yah, nForce2 soundstorm has it  jajig06/10/07 07:16 AM
..*If you can, wait till the next intel price drop.  Death Knight06/09/07 11:24 AM
...*Yah, I know... July 22nd  Pr3tty F1y06/09/07 12:20 PM
....*I found the 'academic' version of XP Pro  itchyNADZ06/10/07 00:02 AM
.....*Re: I found the 'academic' version of XP Pro  Pr3tty F1y06/10/07 00:48 AM
......*How?  jajig06/10/07 03:45 AM
.......*here  Pr3tty F1y06/10/07 12:12 PM
........*How about here instead?  itchyNADZ06/10/07 01:50 PM
.........*Anywhere is good *nt* except in teh butt  Pr3tty F1y06/10/07 06:14 PM