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#1 Trebz

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:19 AM

Hi All

My old games PC is on it's way out. Im looking at upgrading the MoBo, CPU, RAM and G/Card but im way out of date on the hardware scene.

I have done a little reading this morning and have found the hardware listed below, should i look at something else?

Opinions and suggestions needed chaps, i have 300 - 400 to spend.

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Motherboard Link

CPU Link

RAM Link No 1

Or

RAM Link No 2

Im a bit stuck on which CPU Heatsink / Fan combo to go for. My head tells me for a sub 20 Intel combo but my heart tells me to go for a Xilence combo.

And what about graphics card? I'll be playing Medal Of Honor Allied Assault and X3 Terran Conflict mainly.

Edited by Trebz, 21 February 2010 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:49 PM

I would say DO NOT go with a socket 775 motherboard and a socket 775 processor. Core i3/i5/i7 uses a different, incompatible socket and offers a huge increase in speed. Plus, in the future you will actually be able to upgrade it as opposed to a socket 775 board which is being quickly phased out.

For that amount of money you should be able to afford an i3 or i5. Then, maybe 80 bucks for a decent mobo and you should have a decent idea of how much money you have left to play with then.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:48 PM

So...i bought:

1 X Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P, AMD 770, AM3, PCI-E 2.0(x16), DDR3 1666(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX - 70.11

1 X AMD Athlon II X3 435, Triple Core, Rana, S AM3, 2.9GHz, 1.5MB Cache, HT 2000MHz, 95W - 64.37

1 X Club 3D ATI Radeon 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card [CGAX-4852I] - 84.99

1 X 2GB(2x1GB) Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, DHX, 1.5V - 61.24

1 X AC-FREEZER7-PRO-REV2 - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2 - S1366/S1156/S775/AM3/AM2+/AM2/939 Up to 130 Watts! - 17.50

Corsair Extreme Series X32 32GB 2.5" Solid State Hard Drive SATA300 64MB Cache Solid State HDD - 108.94

Not bad seeing as my original buidget was approx 400

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