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So I want an upgrade from my q6600.

I have a socket 775 but also want to get a new motherboard.

Are there any inexpensive ways I can do this?

Im trying to keep my budget as low as possible.

Thanks
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post #2 of 14
Well, it won't be cheap. You may be better off waiting a while longer. The cheapest route to go to make it worth your while would be sandy bridge IMO.

You are looking at about $150 for a decent board and about $200 for a CPU. You would also need RAM, which is about $40 for 4gb.

You could probably get about $200 for your current mobo/cpu/ram if you sell them separately.
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post #3 of 14

Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

Can you over clock? If you can this is VERY EASY.

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Gigabyte Intel H55 LGA1156 2x1.5V DDR3 DIMM/1xPCI-E x16 GB/6xSATA MATX Motherboard GA-H55M-S2V

Ram:
Corsair 4GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR3 Memory for Intel Core i5 Processors (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)

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MOBO:


CPU:

RAM:

240 Over might aswell get a new computer
Edited by GreekBostonBoy+ - 6/14/11 at 2:04pm
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post #4 of 14
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How well does that i3 overclock? (Yes I know how to)

Would it really be a significant upgrade?
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post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreekBostonBoy+ View Post
Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540

Can you over clock? If you can this is VERY EASY.

Mother board
Gigabyte Intel H55 LGA1156 2x1.5V DDR3 DIMM/1xPCI-E x16 GB/6xSATA MATX Motherboard GA-H55M-S2V

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MOBO:
Amazon.com: Gigabyte Intel H55 LGA1156 2x1.5V DDR3 DIMM/1xPCI-E x16 GB/6xSATA MATX Motherboard GA-H55M-S2V: Electronics

CPU:
Amazon.com: Intel Core i3 Processor i3-540 3.06GHz 4MB LGA1156 CPU BX80616I3540: Electronics


190 overall@
Dual Core with HT is not really a good upgrade IMO.
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post #6 of 14
You won't see much differance unless you go with SB @ 4.0 or higher.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by littleims10 View Post
How well does that i3 overclock? (Yes I know how to)

Would it really be a significant upgrade?
It is amazing at over clocking. My I3 goes from 3.3 to 4.4 easily
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post #8 of 14
If the purpose is gaming you really don't generally have enough gpu power to warrant an upgrade to be blunt.
    
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
If the purpose is gaming you really don't generally have enough gpu power to warrant an upgrade to be blunt.
This is not for gaming any more. My main use for my computer is music production. I need sheer processing power.
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post #10 of 14
I didn't recommend a i3 or cheap i5 because you have a Q6600. I'd grab this deal from Microcenter. You get $40 and board if you buy 2nd gen Core series cpu, Father's day sale. I'm going to take advantage of this sale
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