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I am looking to make a critical upgrade on an old rig that I have. I need a new Mobo, HDD, and OS. The mobo needs to support DDR2 (4 slots) and Pentium 4 CPU as well as Core 2 Duo...Doesn't need to have Quad-Core support. Any suggestions? My budget is $300...I know...
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I am looking to make a critical upgrade on an old rig that I have. I need a new Mobo, HDD, and OS. The mobo needs to support DDR2 (4 slots) and Pentium 4 CPU as well as Core 2 Duo...Doesn't need to have Quad-Core support. Any suggestions? My budget is $300...I know...
Pm me if you still need an OS. (or maybe you cant yet..)
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Why not the SE on the HDD? I could get the 250Gb for $5 more than that...
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Because I got the cheapest with 16MB cache

Of course get the 250GB version (but with 16MB cache) if you can afford it.
    
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Because I got the cheapest with 16MB cache

Of course get the 250GB version (but with 16MB cache) if you can afford it.
Not sure what my paycheck will be Friday...I missed a lot of work...


EDIT: I switched that cart out with a 250Gb WD Caviar SE. Total with shipping comes to $294.81. If my check happens to be about $150 more than I expected, then I can afford to get another Video Card for it as well.
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What double post (just kidding)

Looking like a nice basis for a good rig
    
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What double post (just kidding)

Looking like a nice basis for a good rig
You da man Chozart. If I wasn't strait I just might be in love with you... Anyway, I think it looks like it could be good. It's a slow process, but hey. Also, the next upgrade on that rig will be in March, or whenever DX10 comes out, then I will be getting a midrange DX10 card for it...and an E6300 or E6600. Just depends on the money situation then. I might just have to bite the bullet and get a low-end DX10 card and the E6300. I think that would do it. What do you think?
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