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post #11 of 15
I really dont know what is a good mobo for Core 2 Duo, so I just picked out one that looked half decent.

But definatly research motherboards more

RAM looks good, however i would recommend 2gb for any new PC atm, i was just making a half decent rig with possibility for upgrades etc.

If you could just get 1 decent gig stick it may be better as you can get another when the price comes down.
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post #12 of 15
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Most motherboard have 4 ram slots so its not really a problem I guess. Though 1Gb is fine for now.

How good is ebuyer? Never used them myself.

Tend to stick to Microdirect as I can actuly get to the store/warehouse and collect the parts myself. =3
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post #13 of 15
Ebuyer are very good, may be 1 day late but could be next day you always get it in a good time tho.

I suppose your right about motherboards, 2x 512 in Dual channel better than 1gig not. Im just thinking when you need more than 2 gig.

Anyway using 4 slots shouldnt be a problem, i was thinking AMD hates 4x512, but i do beielve its fine with intel.
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post #14 of 15
i'd get a sempron and overclock it (AM2 so its upgradable) preferably with 256kb cache not 128
1024mb of cheaper ram
a cheaper yet quality motherboard with some overclocking features...
7600 or x1600 graphics card... or higher if affordable. x1900 or 7900 graphics card would be better.
and then a 120-250gig hard drive and a dvd burner.
case is flexible... same with psu, depending on gfx card
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post #15 of 15
check out last months' custom PC....try the newstands where you are at (it's a UK magazine) they had a guide alst month in which the goal was to make a sub 500 gaming PC
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