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Upgading MB+Processor, but would like to keep DDR2(800) memory

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October 20, 2010 11:00:06 AM

Hi Guys,

Id like upgrade my motherboard and processor, but keep the components I currently have
ie 6GB DDR2(800) memory
64GB SSD Card
Decent ATI graphics card
Any suggestions as to decent motherboard and processor?
Ideally Id like to spend £100 but willing to go to £200 if need be.

Is there any point in upgrading, or should I just wait till I can afford a new machine?

Thanks

Don

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a b V Motherboard
October 20, 2010 5:48:27 PM

What motherboard & processor do you currently have (and graphics card)?
October 20, 2010 6:06:43 PM

Gekko Shadow said:
What motherboard & processor do you currently have (and graphics card)?


Thanks for replying.

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
MB: ABIT KN9 Ultra
MB has 4 mem slots and Im using them all.
GCARD: Radeon HD5850

I've also bought a cheapie SSD card from ebuyer which Im going to use once I've read up on configuring SSDs.
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a b V Motherboard
October 20, 2010 6:24:42 PM

Hmmm. What are you mostly using your system for?
What's your budget, and do you plan on using SLi (CrossFire)?
October 20, 2010 7:36:04 PM

Gekko Shadow said:
Hmmm. What are you mostly using your system for?
What's your budget, and do you plan on using SLi (CrossFire)?


As little as possible. ;) 
Prob about £100, but if its good value for money Im willing to pay more...
Im not planning on using SLI.

I'll mostly be using it for VM's and recording video tutorials.
October 21, 2010 9:41:07 AM

Gekko Shadow said:
All right, quick get go here, i found this off newegg's website:

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX which is about £50

Then this board here that supports that CPU is a MSI 770T-C45 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard which is also about £50

This board supports DDR2, and should be able to pick up your video card as well. x)



Those look like excellent suggestions.
Thank you. :D 
a b V Motherboard
October 21, 2010 2:01:13 PM

DonC_ said:
Those look like excellent suggestions.
Thank you. :D 


not a problem =)

If you need anything else let me know x)
October 25, 2010 9:51:26 AM

Quote:
AMD Phenom II X3 740 Black (3.0GHZ) - HDZ740WFGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Stock Heatsink/Fan



Thanks for the suggestions.

The X3 looks good, but the Phenom looks a bit pricey. Id probably go for one of the bundles on overclockers or scan if I was going to spend a lot.
a b V Motherboard
October 25, 2010 6:16:07 PM

^ yeah seems to be like the better choice :)  like i said that one seems to go for £50 so i think it falls fairly well in your price range x)
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