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CPU/Mobo/Ram/Vcard upgrade - want opinions,advice - thanks!
Nov 21, 2006, 1:34 PM
Hey, I'm currently running:
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 $$/performance ratio:
ATI Radeon X1950 XT -- ($270)
Core 2 Duo E6400 -- ($200)
OCZ ddr2 800(2 x 1gb) -- ($250)
(Need advice on mobo) Something with:
Socket LGA 775 that supports Core 2 Duo -- ($150)
I would appreciate opinions, advice, suggestions. The prices I listed aren't exact they are estimates from what I've seen online.
Nov 21, 2006
mobo vcard upgrade opinions advice thanks
Nov 21, 2006, 2:28 PM
looks good, heres the mobo you should get.
MSI P965 Platinum
im using it in my new build too, and toms gave it the editors choice award!
Nov 21, 2006, 2:31 PM
Good mobo. The Gigabyte DS3 is another good one.
If you're getting decent 800 RAM, ditch the 6400, get the 6300 and OC it to 3.0 ghz without breaking a sweat. I know it's only $40 extra, but you could put that into a better case or CPU cooler
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Nov 21, 2006, 3:47 PM
hmm, after reading the C2D OC guide looks like the Gigabyte DS3 fits perfectly into my price estmite and is recomended for OCing
Nov 21, 2006, 4:20 PM
On a DS3 (or even S3!!!) and 6300, you'll hit 3.0 no problem. Use the $$ from a 6400 instead to get a decent CPU cooler
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