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Upgrading my Intel core 2 E6300

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November 28, 2011 6:58:42 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my processor soon, but have realised I will need a new motherboard to do so. I'm thinking of going with one of the bundles on overclockers. My max budget is around the £200 mark. My current PC spec is below and I'm a bit unsure about compatibly and if I have to stick with intel. Advice on this plus the best bundle would be a great help but I'm open to suggestions, such as just getting a CPU and MoBo, sticking with my current RAM. OR any other components people might think are lagging.

I use the machine for 3D rendering, 2D/3D CAD modeling, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, gaming [mainly MMOs].

These are the bundles I've been looking at:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4...

Current PC spec:
Case: Antec Sonata II - UK
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Type=Mg==&i...

MoBo: Intel DP965LT
http://ark.intel.com/products/22640/Intel-Desktop-Board...

CPU: Intel core 2 E6300
http://ark.intel.com/products/spec/SL9TA
[or it might be] http://ark.intel.com/products/spec/SL9SA

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

PSU: Arctic 700
http://www.ebuyer.com/124927-arctic-power-700w-psu-4x-s...

RAM: [4GB total] 4x Crucial 1GB DDR2, 800 PC2-6400
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=...

HDDx2: both sATA

DVDRW: IDE [i think... see picture]

OS: Windows vista home premium 32bit

Link to pics internally, in case I missed any info:
http://imgur.com/a/CY1Op#0

Cheers!
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November 28, 2011 8:26:46 PM

The X4, X6 and the 2500 will all be a large upgrade. For the value though I think the X6 would be the best buy for your use because the motherboard with the 2500K is H61 chipset.
Different c2d but http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=61
November 29, 2011 6:31:07 PM

Cheers, that's a big help :D 
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