CPU/Mobo/Ram/Vcard upgrade - want opinions,advice - thanks! Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: November 21, 2006 4:20 PM in Systems Share zerker November 21, 2006 1:34:29 PM Hey, I'm currently running: p4 2.4ghz 1.5gb ddr(266) ati x800xt AGP and some Abit mobo I've been wanting to upgrade for a 'lil while now Anyways this is what I'm thinking about for a gaming rig thats has a good $$/performance ratio: ATI Radeon X1950 XT -- ($270) Core 2 Duo E6400 -- ($200) OCZ ddr2 800(2 x 1gb) -- ($250) (Need advice on mobo) Something with: Socket LGA 775 that supports Core 2 Duo -- ($150) I would appreciate opinions, advice, suggestions. The prices I listed aren't exact they are estimates from what I've seen online. More about : cpu mobo ram vcard upgrade opinions advice apt403 November 21, 2006 2:28:59 PM looks good, heres the mobo you should get. MSI P965 Platinum im using it in my new build too, and toms gave it the editors choice award! http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/11/13/shootout_at_the_core_2_corral/page14.html skyguy November 21, 2006 2:31:58 PM Good mobo. The Gigabyte DS3 is another good one. If you're getting decent 800 RAM, ditch the 6400, get the 6300 and OC it to 3.0 ghz without breaking a sweat. I know it's only $40 extra, but you could put that into a better case or CPU cooler Related resources Seeking opinions/advice on my build (i'm a newbie) - Forum First build! Full list of components AND peripherals. Opinions/Advice ? - Forum Thanks Everyone - Forum Can I get some opinions/advice on my planned build please? - Forum $500 Gaming Build opinions/advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zerker November 21, 2006 3:47:48 PM hmm, after reading the C2D OC guide looks like the Gigabyte DS3 fits perfectly into my price estmite and is recomended for OCing Thanks skyguy November 21, 2006 4:20:20 PM On a DS3 (or even S3!!!) and 6300, you'll hit 3.0 no problem. Use the $$ from a 6400 instead to get a decent CPU cooler Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First ever gaming rig, opinions/advice appreciated :) Forum 1st Gaming Build opinions/advice please? Forum Opinions/Advice on system Forum £900 ($1700) - New build, opinions/advice welcome Forum Proposed C2D System - Opinions/advice Please? Forum Opinions/Advice on this build? Forum Other Opinions/Advice Forum $1500 Gaming PC build (maybe more). First Timer Forum Thoughts on this first build? (3570k, GTX 660) Forum Upgrade Advice Forum [Home built] Opinions/advice on my set up Forum GPU cuts out during demanding game Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Major upgrade in the works.....need some guidance! Forum I need to build a new box - Advice me Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !