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post #11 of 27
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ecs works fine but dont overclock the best
I got +600mhz out of mine - they aren't awful.

Honestly you would be better going for something like THIS Much safer, no worries about eBay and a big thing is if you get an AM2 mobo, you will need new RAM - you cant use your old DDR on a DDR2 board. This includes a motherboard, X2 4600+ and 2 gigs of RAM for only £10 more than that eBay listing
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post #12 of 27
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-AM2-4600-D...QQcmdZViewItem

what about that one?..its actually in my own town too

dave
Not too bad but you will still need to buy DDR2 to use with this board
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post #13 of 27
i've had 2 ecs boards, and they both died. they werent over clocked ever.

and then

i know atleast 5 other people who had ecs boards die.
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post #14 of 27
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-AM2-4600-D...QQcmdZViewItem

what about that one?..its actually in my own town too

dave
thats the board im using and every time i take my vc out i gotta do a bios update to get my vc to display agian and i dont mean my onboard vc my expansion card
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post #15 of 27
how much are you trying to spend at max?

nvm i dont' know what 140 uk money translates to

how much is that in us $$
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post #16 of 27
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how much are you trying to spend at max?

nvm i dont' know what 140 uk money translates to

how much is that in us $$
about $270, but it isnt that simple as wel get ripped off on prices, so £140 might buy $200 worth of gear.

Seriously though dave check out the kits and bundles at komplett like the one I listed above, pretty good deals for simple upgrades. You would need a new vid card though since I think they are all PCI-e
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post #17 of 27
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ok mate ill have a look

yep we pay thru the nose for everything over here..would get a much better deal buying abroad but then theres import duties and if anything should be faulty on arrival...

any more ideas?

dave
post #18 of 27
ok for 140 you can get this and still make:

core 2 e4300 - > u can overclock if you want, but should be enough = 65.40 uk $
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16265)...SB-LGA775.aspx

asus mobo 27.45 uk $
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(17272)...6FSB-PCIE.aspx

1gig dual channel geil pc2 6400 memory for overclocking -> 24.00 uk $
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(14772)...l-Channel.aspx

if your not going to overclock
corsair value select pc 4200 -> 19.60 uk $
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(9843)C...00-memory.aspx

geforce 7300 gs -> 28.40 uk $
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(12539)...-DVI-HDTV.aspx

for 144.85 uk $ u can get all that, minus the shipping and tax etc or what ever applies to the UK

but if i were you i would get: for about 2 uk $ more
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(17590)...775-Intel.aspx

its worth it, bringin ur subtotal up to 146.xx + ship
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post #19 of 27
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thanks guys,now my head is really spinning...confusion doesnt even come close

dave
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i hope ur uk ex VAT and not INC or wat ever. i don't even know. what can u use?
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