i have an e6300 core 2 duo.i am looking to do a mild rebuild to my pc late 2010/early 2011.just plan on changing mobo,cpu,and ram.just need a little help on where to start.i am primarily an intel shopper but am willing to go amd if the setup is worth it.i do alot of dvd ripping,(dvd fab,dvd shrink,imgburn,etc) and very light gaming.and of course alot of internet surfing and downloading.i amtrying to keep the cpu budget under 175 bucks
i have an intel dg965wh motherboard. i am already aware that it can accept the q6600 and q6700 cpus.i wanted to freshenen up the system.my board can only have up to windows vista installed.there is no support for windows 7.i currently have windows xp home.my current setup will not run my games.i have a 8800 gts 320 mb ecs video card (pci-e x 16 1.0).i play spiderman web of shadows and batman arkham asylum.i have a samsung 24 inch monitor (1920 x 1080)
1. you CAN install win 7 with that board, windows built in drivers should work.
2. At that resolution, playing those games, get a better video card!
3. Over clock the CPU, and add more RAM if you have less than 2 GB
4. If overclocking isnt your thing, find quad core replacement for you cpu
5. save up more than $175 and build a new AMD quad core system.
yes iam definitely getting a new board.i do not overclock.my current system has 4 gb of ddr2 667 ram.would it be good if i just replaced the board with an asus or msi and use my current e6300 c2d or get a newer processor.i really dont have any problems with my pc except for running games
If you've board changing plans then its better you do a full platform sweep.. Upgrading processor on the LGA 775 platform would be costly and mostly illogical when you can make an equally faster (sometimes better) system moving to the AM3 (or P55 if you've got enough cash) platform..