Mate is upgrading from a slow dual, cant remember the exact specs but it crashes when you leave Vault 101 in FO3
Heres my thoughts on it (emailed it him earlier):
Not a bad deal. The RAM is at 800mhz which is good. The onboard chipset is a bit old, but it will do.
The socket is an AM2+ so if you can upgrade to a quad at a later date, any chip lout now plus the new Phenom 2 (which looks really good!) which comes out next month.
Its a cheapy though. 2GB RAM might be about 20 quid, this board 40 or so, so your getting a tri for 60 which is the real bargain. Has low clock speeds but it has the revised stepping on it so you could overclock it a few hundred.
is this thread for the BE edition @ £129 or for the standard @ £199, if its the Later, Maplin are overpriced in the UK, for the same bundle, u can knock roughly £60 off of the price and still have better ram sticks from a retail brand (OCZ, Corsair).
do u need a built in graphics card, or have u a decent graphics card already, as a ATI HD4670 graphics card with delivery on all items, should put u roughly £20 over the bundle price, with the ability to outperform the bundled deal by miles.
if its for the BE phenom x3, then yes its not a bad price, although i believe that the standard @ £199 can be brought down to the BE price range if u baught the items seperate from another retail seller.
Yup that does look better, i believe he is running an Nvidia 8500 so i imagine he plans to look at a GPU as well. If he doesnt then he needs a slap tbh.
The deal he was looking at was the B stock £129....i do not know if its the BE chip or not.
Thanks for the links, ill pass em on. Anyone ever OC'd one of these, assuming BE with stock HSF?