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July 25, 2009 4:21:45 PM

hey every one, i am replacing major parts of my current computer with newer better parts.

These are the new parts:

Mobo
Foxconn LGA775 DDR2 800/1066 mATX.............90

Processor:
Wolfdale 2.5 ghz Pentiumdual core....................67

RAM:
OCZ Vista upgrade 4 gigs 800mhz.....................45

Case:
Antec ATX/mATX with 430 watt PSU...................90

total 292

Parts from old comp
HDD Ultra DMA Maxtor
CD R/RW drive
DVD ROM

I am looking to spend under 300 dollars on this, and i realy like this config here, i have been working in this for a few months already and i am still gathering the money.

So i was hoping some of you could tell me if this is a good setup and if i can upgrade any thing, from the four parts listed above.

And i would also like to know if the HDD can be hooked up to the new setup, i don't know if it has SATA or IDE, i can check but i need to know what the connectors look like.

Thanks to anyone who replies

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July 25, 2009 4:25:14 PM

looks good for an ultra cheap build. psu is a little shy.
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July 25, 2009 4:28:14 PM

I would get a cheapo AMD mobo and an athlon II 250 instead, since you'll get a fairly large performance increase.
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July 25, 2009 4:39:20 PM

@neon I know i was going with a raidmax case with a 500 watt PSU. The case was nice, the back panel and the side came off so it was easier to instal the mobo but i decided to go with quality rather than ease, and the antec case is also very roomy.

@helloworld
I know but i actually want to stick with AMD and also i won't be getting as good integrated graphics on my mobo with an AMD mobo. The foxconn has the X4500HD from Intel and as far as integrated ggraphics go this is probably the best one, i think. And plus i wan't a computer that will last a long time. which is why the foxconn supports upto 16 gigs of RAM
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July 25, 2009 4:42:56 PM

@hunter
I heard jetway isn't very reliable

And how is the X4500HD compared to the ATI HD3300? which one is faster?
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July 25, 2009 4:43:16 PM

^ all current IGP's beat the 4500 by a large margin, the main reason being it's the only IGP which isn't made by a major GPU maker.

that board is also 775 so no CPU on that platform will need 16GB of ram.
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July 25, 2009 4:43:35 PM

Take a look at the latest best graphics cards for the money, they now have the intel graphics chipsets listed, the x4500 is 6 up from the bottom, whereas the HD3300 is 19 from the top, placing it a good 4 tiers above the intel solution
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
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July 25, 2009 4:50:42 PM

Well i was going to add a gfx card later, so... for now which one will give me better video quality if connect it to my 1080p TV?

and when will the i5 and i3s be coming out? is it worth waiting for them and then upgrading?
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July 25, 2009 6:18:00 PM

the first quad core i5's come out on September 6th, then the dual core i5's with SMT and the i3's come out sometime in H1 2010.
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July 25, 2009 6:27:38 PM

Any idea on how much they will cost?
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July 25, 2009 7:30:50 PM

i meant the i5 or i3
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