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Okay my friend is upgrading or wants to. Wanna keep it under 200 to update core components, he is getting minimal wage and supporting his family (Slightly) so he really doesn't have much. I was gonna sell him my platform but i think it'd be better to go with new stuff as it's quite cheap. He has my old 9600gt and 450w thermaltake. His comp is a a1510n, Hp. So I figure only a micro ATX would fit in it.

I was thinking an H67, i3 sandybridge, and whatever ddr3 (4gb). Which would probably be like $150. I have a cpu cooler to help him OC a bit, but I don't think Sandys can OC ?

Any opinions?
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Okay my friend is upgrading or wants to. Wanna keep it under 200 to update core components, he is getting minimal wage and supporting his family (Slightly) so he really doesn't have much. I was gonna sell him my platform but i think it'd be better to go with new stuff as it's quite cheap. He has my old 9600gt and 450w thermaltake. His comp is a a1510n, Hp. So I figure only a micro ATX would fit in it.

I was thinking an H67, i3 sandybridge, and whatever ddr3 (4gb). Which would probably be like $150. I have a cpu cooler to help him OC a bit, but I don't think Sandys can OC ?

Any opinions?

Yes, only the i7 2500k and i7 2600k will be able to overclock to any great degree. If you're going with an i3 then you would only look to change out the heatsink if you're looking for a quieter solution.

Other than that, the H67 + i3 combo will probably make a hell of an upgrade to whatever he's running currently.
    
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Single Core athon 64 at 2.4ghz XD

So you think i3 + h67/61 will be fine?

Also ASrock and Biostar work just fine? And cheapest ram will be fine? Or cheapest name brand. Like 1333 4gb for 25$ or so by Kinsington. He's probably not going to OC.

Also any difference between micro ATX and ATX besides expand-ability?
Edited by emeraldage - 8/10/11 at 7:28pm
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Also GPU wise. 440 vs 520? Maybe a gts 450..
Edited by emeraldage - 8/11/11 at 10:44am
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