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December 24, 2009 4:28:58 AM

Hi now on christmas i want to give 200e for my pc i am from greece so if you suggest me something it would be beter from plaisio. my current pc is a packard bell with motherboard:msi ms 7301(not good)m-atx
cpu:core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz
ram:D dr2 2gb 533mhz
hdd:wd 500gb
gpu:ati x1650
Ithought to keep low the budget to keep my current cpu(and maybe overcklock it a little)and hdd and with ram i thought to buy a mother board with 2 dual ddr2 slots buy ddr2 2gb 8oomhz and keep and the old 2gb!!
Here is what i found mother board:http://www.plaisio.gr/Computers/Hardware/Motherboards/G... 60e
ram:http://www.plaisio.gr/Computers/Hardware/RAM/Corsair-Dd... 54e
and gpu:http://www.plaisio.gr/Computers/Hardware/SVGA/XFX-4770-...
all:193e
as i said i want from plaisio
a b V Motherboard
December 24, 2009 11:37:02 AM

You might want to put it in the format given in the link in my signature. You'll get more help.

I don't know about Europe's prices, but what would the $ equivalent of your budget be? That'd make it much easier, since I can't read Greek.

You should not be build an Intel PC that doesn't use either the 1156 socket (i5-750) or 1366 socket (i7-920). Both are out of your budget. Switch to AMD to save some money and get better performance. Look for ones with an AM3 socket. The Phenom II series and Athlon II series are both high quaility and great for overclocking. You probably want either a Propus core (Athlon II X4 620 is the cheaper one I think) or a triple core (Phenom II X3).

Also, you do not want to be building a DDR2 machine. DDR3 is about the same price, and much better performance. DDR2 is on it's way out as we speak. Speed doesn't matter too much, so stick to either 1066 mhz or 1333 mhz. Make sure to get either CAS Latency 7 or 8 (7 is better) aka timings (7-7-7-x or 8-8-8-x). It should also be a dual channel kit (two sticks in one pack), so get either 2x1 GB sticks or 2x2 GB sticks. Whichever one fits the budget.

That HDD is not the best or cheapest anymore. Find a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB. It's the best HDD out, as well as one of the cheapest.

Do you not need a case, PSU, or optical drive?

EDIT: I don't see my signature showing up, so here's that link: How to Ask for New Build Advice
December 24, 2009 12:01:13 PM

U can go with these:

GIGABYTE GA-EG41MF-S2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

XFX GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...

The 4770 is a 128Bit card it slows down when AA and ASF is turned on,So a 256Bit card,Ok

With regards!

EDIT:You can get these from plasio,I dont know that language!ok
a b V Motherboard
December 24, 2009 1:03:05 PM

Except that's still DDR2.

Just did a rough conversion of euros to USD. The budget's about $300. I'm really hoping you don't need any other parts besides what's listed...

Here's my build:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz $58

Mobo: MSI 760GM-E51 $70

RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR3 1066 mhz CAS Latency 7 $55

GPU: Radeon HD 4670 or GeForce 9600 GSO both $65

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55

Total: $303. Probably can skimp on the HDD.

I think that's about as good as you can get on that small of a budget...
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