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Hi guys,
Looking to upgrade my brother PC.

he currently uses a e5200 wolfdale @ 2.5 (stock)
paired with 240 gt 1gb
and 3GB ddr2 RAM

He can't play bc2 on lowest with nice frame rates.
If you upgrade his CPU- what quad core 775 would you recommend?
What Heatsink/cooler would you recommend?
post #2 of 6
You can find Q6600's for around 100 bucks shipped.

This is a better cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
Edited by Dillmiester - 5/11/11 at 6:43pm
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He honestly needs a completely new machine. AMD for budget, SB for mid-level to high-end.

there is no part worth keeping on his rig unless he happens to have a hell of a mobo, which I'm guessing is not the case.
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post #4 of 6
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How much with a budget quad AMD system cost? cpu+mobo

would it be more cost effect than just geting a q6600?

assume his budget is spread thin. 100+30 doesn't sound too bad.
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by tianhui View Post
How much with a budget quad AMD system cost? cpu+mobo

would it be more cost effect than just geting a q6600?

assume his budget is spread thin. 100+30 doesn't sound too bad.
If you live near a microcenter, they have some good deals on amd processor + mobo bundles.

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

I'm not sure how good the free mobos are, I doubt they would do very much for OCing. They are free with the cpu though, which is priced normally anyway.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by mkeygmer View Post
If you live near a microcenter, they have some good deals on amd processor + mobo bundles.

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

I'm not sure how good the free mobos are, I doubt they would do very much for OCing. They are free with the cpu though, which is priced normally anyway.
wow- they have some sweet deals
unfortunately they are quite far :l
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