ok i have decieded to upgrade my pc to c2d but i have a budget of only 150$
so what would be the best mobo and cpu for the value....i dont intend to highly overclock but a bit ....
the mobo must have a pcie slot,atleast 2 sata ports,4 usb ports,(onboard video not required.)
the pc would be used for downloading,some gaming,watching hd movies.and desktop computing..
Friends don't let friends buy Celerons [for gaming].
This is the lowest I'd go:
Modern tech. The cheaper ones will have nForce chipsets that limit HT speed and/or require use of older, slower RAM.
ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Something to upgrade when budget allows, still this CPU will handle many things quite well.
AMD Athlon II X2 255 Regor 3.1GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX255OCGQBOX
Single channel due to budget, but another stick will be easy enough to add as upgrade #1.
Mushkin Enhanced 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 20-146-744
Barring special deals, any less and you risk being way too shortsighted buying limited performance, upgrade caps, or other reasons you'll kick yourself for buying it within the month.
Edit: Here's a relevant comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/121?vs=66
Newegg has the E5400 which will be slightly faster than the listed E5200, but it will probably still lose in most benchmarks (likely not by much) and cost $6 more. And, Socket 775 is obsolete.