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October 16, 2009 9:39:34 PM

Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my ASUS P5GD2 mb with a new power supply and CPU. It's an LGA775 board so what is the best value in CPU and PS?

I'm looking at:
A) Sparkle ATX-450PN-B204 450W ATX 12V Power Supply for about $50

B) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor for about $220

Will these get me the best bang for the buck?

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October 16, 2009 9:59:09 PM

don't think your motherboard supports FSB 1333mhz processors or 45nm processors. The last BIOS update is from 3/20/2006.

Might want to save up some money and go for a budget i5 system.
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October 16, 2009 10:11:58 PM

Dont get sparkle PSU, get the corsair 450CX, it comes out to $50 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or the OCZ ModXstream it comes to 40 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 9550 is the strongest reasonable priced one you can get, what are you going to be doing with the system though? If you are only going to be using dual threaded applications one of the higher clocked C2Ds would be better.
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October 17, 2009 2:13:27 AM

flyin15sec, I wouldn't know anything about that... :sweat: 

The manual says: LGA775 Socket for Intel Pentium 4/Celeron processor
Compatible with the Intel PCG 04A and 04B processors
Supports Intel Hyper-threading Technology


I think I'd like to keep some cash in my pocket so I'll just look for the -$300 price range. :D 

So would a C2D be correct as Hunter315 suggests? It's used as a multi-media machine in the living room; playing Itunes, videos, some games.

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October 17, 2009 2:26:34 AM

drumin said:


So would a C2D be correct as Hunter315 suggests? It's used as a multi-media machine in the living room; playing Itunes, videos, some games.


No, your board is too old. It will not support anything past a Pentium 4/Celeron, which just aren't worth the money.
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October 17, 2009 2:03:10 PM

Unfortunately I can't afford to throw away this PC which, for -$300 can still be usable in my home.

Will this work for me? Intel Pentium 4 - 641 / 3.2 GHz ( 800 MHz ) LGA775 Socket - $149.99 - Comes with cooling fan.
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October 17, 2009 2:51:44 PM

drumin said:
Unfortunately I can't afford to throw away this PC which, for -$300 can still be usable in my home.

Will this work for me? Intel Pentium 4 - 641 / 3.2 GHz ( 800 MHz ) LGA775 Socket - $149.99 - Comes with cooling fan.


Pentium 4 641 for $149.99... WTF! Don't be a fool!

Intel G31 m/b support the Q9550 and they are very cheap. Check this!

Get this m/b if you really want to upgrade to a Q9550 with cost not exceeding your budget. $37.99 + $220 + $50 = $307.99 which is only $7 more.

However, I strongly recommend you not to!

I would get the following components with $300 budget if I were you.

Option 1.
Quote:
Corsair VX450 80+ 450W PSU $64.99

Pentium E6300(NOT Core 2 Duo E6300) $83.99

Asus P5Q turbo $119.99

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 $33.98

Total: $302.95

The HSF and m/b will allow you to OC the E6300 to at least 3.3GHz without any problem!


Option 2.
Quote:
Corsair VX450 80+ 450W PSU $64.99


CPU:
Intel Q8400 $169.99
or
Intel Q9400 $189.99


Asus P5KPL-AM $54.99

Total: $289.97 or $309.97
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