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September 3, 2010 2:52:05 PM

Okay, basically, this computer is about 3 generations old, so a couple of upgrades are needed XD
The game mainly played is cod4, and I'd really like to hit a decent fps instead of the game being REALLY choppy.

What I have:
Geforce 9500GT.
Hardrive.
And all pc accessories.

What I need:
A new mobo
A new intel processor
At least 2 gigs of ram.

I need this for under 200 euro including shipping. So lets say... 180? And, Im located in Ireland. That might help.

This is what I came up with myself:
ASRock G41C
Kingston 2GB (1x2GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C5 667MHz Single Channel Memory Module
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500 "LGA775 Core 2" 2.93GHz (1066FSB) - Retail Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6500

Now, can anyone tell me, if that rig, with a 9500gt, well get decent fps? :)  Thanks :D 

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September 3, 2010 3:03:56 PM

going socket 775 aint worth it because next year core 2 will put you 3 generations behind again if you open to it i'd suggest going the amd route for a good bang for buck upgrade
September 3, 2010 3:06:49 PM

The 9500gt will hold you back in newer games, but should be able to handle DX-10 games on lower settings.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With shipping, it's less than $150 USD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the rebate and shipping, it's under $200 USD.

1 US dollars = 0.7788 euros.

All together, it should be around 155 Euros.



EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That graphics card would be a much better upgrade, on sale for 70 USD with MIR.

That would still keep the Mobo/CPU/RAM/GPU under 200 Euro.
If you wanted DX-11 to make your system last longer,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, just noticed Newegg won't ship to where you live lol.
Let me look them up on tiger direct.
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September 3, 2010 3:19:02 PM

That graphics card you listed Jaguarmatt is better than the 9500gt? Is it much better?
And, are you sure newegg ship to ireland?
September 3, 2010 3:23:00 PM

They don't ship to Ireland :(  That would have been nice. Grr :L
Anyone else can come up with something like that except a European/UK/Irish site? Preferably :p 
September 3, 2010 3:30:03 PM

http://www.elara.ie/index.asp

x2 DDR2 533MHz 1GB 200pin SODIMM Unbuffered CL4 - €40.00
ATHLON II X2 250 3.0GHZ SKT AM3 L2/3 2MB 65W PIB - €51.81
M4N68T-MNVIDIAPhenom" II/Athlon" II/ Sempron" 100 Series Processors(AM3 CPU)Socket AM34DDR3(Dual Channel)2DDR3(Dual Channel) - €42.00

Total Incl VAT (21%):
€161.91

Your graphics card is a bit old, but it may still run well.

Wait until you get the newer parts for your computer, the gpu prices drop all the time. The 9500gt should do for now.


September 3, 2010 3:37:55 PM

Would there be an fps boost with this, or would I need a new gpu for that?
September 3, 2010 3:46:58 PM

SODIMM fits in that mobo too?
September 3, 2010 3:47:18 PM

It has a dual-core processor and ddr3 in dual channel.

x2 Memory/1GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM

Didn't mean to link the other ram, that was ram I was looking at for my computer lol.


What are you current specs? Would be easier to tell you how much of an upgrade it would be.
September 3, 2010 3:54:58 PM

Current specs:
ASUS A89-Sli Deluxe - Mobo
Intel Dual Core 1.5ghz
1GB memory.

Sorry I haven't got in depth detail of the pc at the minute.

So this works? :
MMEB960508 ATHLON II X2 250 3.0GHZ SKT AM3 L2/3 2MB 65W PIB
€51.81

ECE1912790 M4N68T-MNVIDIAPhenom" II/Athlon" II/ Sempron" 100 Series Processors(AM3 CPU)Socket AM34DDR3(Dual Channel)2DDR3(Dual Channel)
€42.00

ECE1813144 DDR3 1333MHz 2GB 240pin DIMM - Unbuffered

€37.00

Total Excl VAT:
€130.81
Total VAT:
€27.47
Total Incl VAT (21%):
€158.28
September 3, 2010 3:57:02 PM

Oh, and current fps is around 80-125. Very choppy though. The pc isn't actually mine, its my bro's. My pc is a monster :D 
September 3, 2010 4:03:25 PM

If you plan on upgrading the ram later, get 1 2gb piece.

If you want to take advantage of a faster computer now, get 2 1gb sticks.


It looks to me like the processor and ram were holding you back.
You should notice a huge difference with a Athlon II X2 and 2gb of ram.

September 3, 2010 4:09:29 PM

I see. Is two 1gb sticks around the same price? I can't find anyhting that equals the price you listed xD
September 3, 2010 4:13:06 PM

Should be almost the same price, if not, dual-channeling isn't all that important anyway.

It might mean 1 fps at stock speeds, a few fps when overclocked.
Not really a big deal, just better to utilize it if the amount of memory is the same price.
September 3, 2010 4:15:11 PM

Ah right. Wouldn't tempt me to overclock. I'd most likely blow up the pc somehow :D 
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