Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
$30 cpu cooler
Leaves $270 for a gpu, which is around hd7950 territory
I really do need to upgrade my RAM. It's made by "Centon" and it's probably the worst DDR2 ram ever...plus getting a $270 gfx card doesn't make much sense since it would just be bottlenecked by my other parts. I want to keep my e8400, unless this xeon mod you guys are talking about it really worth it. I hate manual labor, though.
EDIT: the xeon x5460 looks insane for only $60...gotta look into this more. The more feedback the better!
EDIT2: the mod looks quite simple and seems way better than my e8400 for a cheap price. If I got this, I'm assuming that I wouldn't need a high-end cooler for it like I would with my e8400, which would almost even out prices. hm...pioneerisloud or TwoCables, what cooler do you recommend I get to reach ~4.5GHz for a 7.09 in. wide case?
EDIT3: Why exactly do you think I should keep my RAM, again? It's just so bad...but I don't want to spend $80 on new RAM if I don't have to.Edited by flooom - 3/30/14 at 3:15am