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First of all the budget is 500 Euro so that means it might be impossible. Well anyway you could give me some offers even at higher prices. Some shops in greece you can visit are www.e-shop.gr and www.plaisio.gr. Well be it on these sites or not it doesn't matter. Parts that I want to upgrade are

CPU
Motherboard
PSU
RAM
GPU

Ofcourse the budget is tight but if you could give me some suggestions. Oh the thing is I am thinking of a Core 2 duo. Probably E6300 that is around 105 euro. Well anyones help is welcomed.
    
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Just to get a better idea could you post his system specs?
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Not really sure but I will try to give as much info as i can.

Amd 64 3.0GHz
Albatron 6600 GT PCIE
DDR1 Kingston 756 RAM (one 512 and one 256)
PSU 400 W
Can't remember the motherboard but its an Asus and 939

I have made a little system composition. Could you tell if its good or not?

INTEL CORE 2 DUO E4300 1.86 GHZ LGA775 - 800 FSB - BOX
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.558235

ASUS P5B-VM
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.522480

ENERMAX LIBERTY 500W RETAIL
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.700346

SAPPHIRE ATI X1950GT 256MB PCI-E RETAIL
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.510582

Ram 2GB Kit DDR2 800MHz Elite
http://www.plaisio.gr/product.aspx?c...product=964743

Ok I am waiting your help people ^^
    
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post #4 of 16
All looking pretty decent.

However, I would not get an mATX motherboard, since that will limit your overclock.

This is only 10 euros more, and a known good board:
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.526653

An X1950PRO isn't that much more either compared to the GS:
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.510552

I think with these replacements, you're looking nice

Total 535.43 Euro... so a bit over budget...mmmm
    
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post #5 of 16
That is a great build. I would take Chozart's recommendations, because he is a genius. However, I would get a cheaper Core 2 Duo; the cheapest one possible that is still dual core.

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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
That is a great build. I would take Chozart's recommendations, because he is a genius. However, I would get a cheaper Core 2 Duo; the cheapest one possible that is still dual core.

NiNja
I'd get the E4300 personally... I would not go down to the 2xxx series myself.
    
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
All looking pretty decent.

However, I would not get an mATX motherboard, since that will limit your overclock.

This is only 10 euros more, and a known good board:
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.526653

An X1950PRO isn't that much more either compared to the GS:
http://www.e-shop.gr/show_per.phtml?id=PER.510552

I think with these replacements, you're looking nice

Total 535.43 Euro... so a bit over budget...mmmm
About the X1950Pro. I actually had bought that before my 8800GTS and returned it because i had some issues. After a little searching I found in some forums that 1950 Pro is an overclocked X1950GT and that if you overclock them both they reach almost the same levels. Oh and also they mentioned problems with HSI overheating. Also with the stock cooler the core temp was pretty high on loads even with the stock clocks.

-Edit-

Oh I am wondering if the PSU that is 500W will support the system. Can anyone confirm this?
    
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post #8 of 16
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Sorry but i need to bump this cause many setup topics were created.
    
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post #9 of 16
Taht 500W PSU is more than enough. Those guys are pretty powerful, and the X1950 series isn't *that* much of a power hog.

It will even run a PC with an 8800 series card. No problem
    
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Ram 2GB Kit DDR2 800MHz Team Elite can be overclocked? Actually I do not ask how much I just wonder if it will be able to handle a little overclocking and not get fried.
    
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