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What to upgrade .Was think about Intel i3 core. Need a little help all i need is processor, motherboard and memory only have $400 dollars. any ideas thx.
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  1. What are you using this computer for? When do you need to purchase the parts? Is waiting for Black Friday your plan? Or can you wait even until January?
  2. And what is your current rig?
  3. this is what i have now.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8400

    Asus ASUS P5Q SE PLUS LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

    CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
    S
    ATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    ATI 5850 video card

    The montherboard when last night I have nothing no beep monitor just flash Change monitor , took out mem put back in same with video card sill nothing. Need to this ASAP
  4. How do you feel about this motherboard/CPU combo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.524425

    Looks like an awesome board, you'll get a quad core instead of a hyperthreading dual, you have crossfire support and USB 3 and SATA 6.

    And then, for memory (did your old ones go with the board?)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231319

    That's $90 and $320, so it's like $410.
  5. Would really like Intel
  6. If you keep the $90 RAM, and use this combo for CPU + MOBO, it puts your total at $430.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.511609

    Which is $30 over, but it nets you a quad core and a board with SLI/Crossfire.
  7. heres an intel combo for ya. and its cheaper to boot!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.520544
  8. That motherboard won't give him the option to add a second graphics card in the future, though. The board in my combo can support two x8 PCIe 2.0 lanes.
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