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Good day,

I am hoping I can get some honest views without much flaming...

Here it goes ...


I am upgrading an old pc and am looking at keeping the LGA775 ... I want a basic gaming pc ... nothing fancy ... Medium quality on modern games at 1280x1024 ...


I have R2000 (approx. $280 US) and my country is not exactly cheap with pc components ...


Would the following build be a complete waste of money ??


Intel P4 630 (will upgrade to an E5700 a few months later)
Asus - P5G41T-M LX
Asus GeForce GTS 450 (ENGTS450/DI/1GD5)
2GB Corsair Value Select\\Patriot Sig.


And 1 more thing, the motherboard says it supports DDR3 1333 (oc) ... Could someone explain the overclocked part is it straight 1333mhz or 1066 oc'd to 1333 ??


All information would be greatly appreciated,
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post #2 of 8
With a tight budget, I'd advise against getting that P4 and ditching it later. Get the processor you need for your build without an intermediary.

The rest of your options look good, but have you considered looking around for used components? Check out the OCN marketplace.

As to the 'DDR3 1333 (oc)' question - it just means that it runs a different divider to put your RAM at 1333 MHz. You won't have any problem running 1333 MHz RAM on that board.

Lastly, since you want a gaming only build and you're on a very tight budget, you should consider a console instead. XBox 360 can be had in the US for $200 new, and I can't imagine it would be that much more where you live. It may not be the solution that you're looking for, but it is worth consideration.
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post #3 of 8
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I'd advise against getting that P4
See the thing is that I already have the p4 630 from my old system ... I figured it would be a major bottleneck but the system would still be better than what it is in currently

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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post
Check out the OCN marketplace.
My problem is that I am from South Africa, start putting shipping costs onto things and I might as well buy them here ... haha ...

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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post
Lastly, since you want a gaming only build and you're on a very tight budget, you should consider a console instead. XBox 360 can be had in the US for $200 new, and I can't imagine it would be that much more where you live. It may not be the solution that you're looking for, but it is worth consideration.
Well I say a gaming only build but it will get used for other mundane things, web, office, vids, etc ...

And just for a laugh, Xbox 360 4gb goes for $355 ... lol ... pretty insane hey ...


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post #4 of 8
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Is it even worth sticking to the cheaper 775 ... or is the i3, i5 path a much better deal even though it is more pricey ??
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post #5 of 8
Understand the above, and I see a bit better where you're coming from now.

Without knowing what your local prices are for components, I can't help much more than giving general advice. Since you already have the P4, that saves you quite a bit of cost right off the top. While an i3 would be far better in direct comparison, it might not be worth the extra money you have to put into it.

Wish I could help more!
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post #6 of 8
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What prices would u need ... I can give you prices or a website ... hehe ...


General advice is better than no advice ... I know that i3 replaces Dual Core, Core2Duo ... i5 replaces Quad Core ...

I am just weighing the cost of 775 vs i3 considering the performance ... ... Will the lga775 system I listed last a year ... (a year is the time needed to save for another i5, i7 system)


And I appreciate all advice, great or small ...

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post #7 of 8
Sure, post the website where you are buying your components.
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I am working on a budget of R2000, here are the 3 websites in order that I prefer 2 buy from ...

http://www.take2.co.za/cat.php?type=4&cat=1111

http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/

http://www.comx.co.za/computer-and-l...uth-africa.php


Hope it helps,

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