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I'm a web developer looking to upgrade my system (MB, CPU,MEM). I'm looking at a budget of around $300. The focus is being able to have speed, being able to have 8 major applications running concurrently all the time with no log. I want to remain on XP. What MB/CPU mixes would you recommend. I prefer Gigabyte and AMD.
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    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
  2. blckhaze went over your budget. I would go with the first system (SAAIELLO), because you do not need the slightly better CPU from the second and it has more up to date technology. Plus the performance increase provided by the $26 more phenom would not be all that noticeable. Especially considering the quad there is $99. That is impressive. I didn't realize prices had dropped so much.
    I'd get this motherboard though:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131406

    More room to upgrade your ram as needed.
  3. $316 for what I listed. I figured since he said "around $300" that would mean $250-$350. Can downgrade the ram slightly and make the 300 budget. Or the processer like Enzo said.
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