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im coming into some cash so ill be upgrading my cpu ram and mobo.
heres what i got
the mobo
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...789&CatId=2320
the cpuhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...256&CatId=2328
the ram and heres where i went cheap
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...341&CatId=1554
what do you think for sub 250
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post #2 of 12
those are the 3 MAJOR components of any system, so many will try to ecourage you to go C2D

for ram, go with ddr2 667-800. anything under is worthless. you can get a 2gb kit of wintec (budget) ram for under $80 on newegg

and i would say get an x2 3600 and a biostar Tforce 550. very trusty board and has a built-in OC tool. plus is liek a $100 combo on newegg
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Johon: Not for $250 would I go Core 2 Duo.

It seems he has an mATX case, so the Biostar 550 is not an option

I would go cheaper on the CPU. After all, all those things overclock to about the same speed anyways, and there are decent mATX boards that allow you to overclock pretty decently.

My suggestions:
Total $208.98

PS: I'd pick $70 Corsair XMS2 over $80 Wintec budget
    
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Definatly go for Chozarts suggestion, you'll get MUCH better performance out of an overclocked 3600
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Johon: Not for $250 would I go Core 2 Duo.

It seems he has an mATX case, so the Biostar 550 is not an option

I would go cheaper on the CPU. After all, all those things overclock to about the same speed anyways, and there are decent mATX boards that allow you to overclock pretty decently.

My suggestions:
Total $208.98

PS: I'd pick $70 Corsair XMS2 over $80 Wintec budget
woops......

*Chozart gives johon a stern look and smacks the n00b out of him!
*johon shuts up and agrees lol
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i like the idea of going cheaper on the cpu and getting better ram but the ram has to last me to the 15th. and yes i have an matx.ok but now to get some cooling on this sucker im constrained for space what would you recomed. hight is the bigest problem
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i like the idea of going cheaper on the cpu and getting better ram but the ram has to last me to the 15th. and yes i have an matx.
Ram has to last you to the 15th
    
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then i plan in replacing it becuse i get paid again
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then i plan in replacing it becuse i get paid again
So why not just wait (what is it, like a week?), or get one good stick now and then the matching one later instead of buying a value kit now and then a whole new good kit later? Just my 2-cents.
    
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post #10 of 12
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Good point and I agree with you, but I cant have my pc down that long.
and im going with Chozart's idea. I bet he could smack the noob out of rocks.
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