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Advice in CPU/MOBO/RAM

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September 8, 2009 1:47:09 PM

Hi guys my pc died on me last week, so I'm planning on getting a small boost on the system (it was a VNF4 Ultra, Athlon 64 x2 3800). I'm going to need jut the CPU, Mobo and ram because I'll use everything else, my budget is limited to $300 for those parts. thanks in advance for all the help



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (mostly WoW), surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: HD, DVD-RW, KB & Mouse, Monitor (soyo 24'), case, PSU (Rosewill RP550V2), 8800 GT 512Mb

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: not very picky if its a reliable site

PARTS PREFERENCES: best bang for the buck

OVERCLOCKING: A slight OC may be possible, but bot required

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes/Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

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September 8, 2009 6:24:06 PM

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September 9, 2009 1:54:40 AM

depending on the motherboard... (i did my shoping on newegg, and i found newegg did not have all the details on the motherboard, so i had to go to the Co. web site... and the mobo i picked was a AM2+, but it did support AM3, so i got the AM3 cpu, and it works great...

so do a lot of research...

good luck.
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September 9, 2009 3:08:31 AM

AM3 processors work in am2+ motherboards .

I believe WOW can only make use of 3 CPU cores so the quad might be overkill so

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$275
All the latest am3

For a little more you can upgrade the processor to the 945 quadcore , but as I said b4 I dont think that helps in WOW

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