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$400 extreme budget gaming upgrade. Thoughts?

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August 3, 2008 1:57:45 PM

Really want to upgrade my pc unfortunately i only have around $400 to do so so parts are going to be limited. This is what iv picked out so far.

SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just wanted to know if all these parts look like they will be compatible(i assume they will but i want to make sure). Also does anyone have any opinions on this upgrade? Like replacing anything? I do plan to oc the cpu and i know the motherboard isnt anything fancy, but it seems to be more than enough for what im going to be using it for which is mainly gaming and general use.

Its going to be replacing this:
AMD XP 2700+ 2.0gz
x800gto 256mb
1gb ddr400 ram
450w iso(came with my case ~6 years ago)
ASUS A7N8X-D motherboard
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August 3, 2008 2:27:49 PM

auscanzukus said:
The list looks good except for the mobo which may not be a good overclocker. One of the builds I did is DS3L & E1200 overclocked to 3ghz on air. A walk in the park.

GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Celeron E1200 1.6GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The man knows what he is talking aabout, it is the best mobo i ever used.
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