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January 16, 2011 3:15:00 PM

Hi, my dad has £150 to spend on upgrading his pc. he needs;
1) Motherboard
2) CPU
3) RAM
4) CPU cooler
5) Hard drive
And I'm looking for advice if;
a) The hardware is all compatible together
b) Could I do better for price/performance (pref. hardware from same site)
Here is the hardware I'm looking at;
1) Motherboard
2) CPU
3) RAM
4) CPU Cooler
5) Hard Drive

I'm have built Pc's before, but it was a while ago and I'm not up to date on compatibility of hardware.
I'd appreciate any advice
Thanks jon

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January 16, 2011 3:50:05 PM

You really don't need an aftermarket cpu cooler, stock heat sink/fan is fine...; I'd try to bump your mem to a 4 gb kit (2x2gb) if possible....

Otherwise, ....start your assembly and OS install!!
January 16, 2011 4:02:33 PM

Thanks for reply.
Unfortunately the CPU is OEM so i just went with the cheapest fan i could get.
I your opinion are ALL the components compatible with each other?