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hey
im building a new intel system (never built an intel system before i'm an amd fan)

i am on a very tight budget but want to get the most peformance.
i plan on overclocking, never overclocked before so that will be a new experience

im planning on getting an intel core 2 duo E4300 but im not sure if anyone can shine some light in my direction
thanks in advance

btw my budget is about £200 but im getting most parts 2nd hand from ebay.
    
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I will let some guys that have personal experience with C2D give you all the specifics on what to get and not get but I do know that you'll the e4300 is a good OCer, you'll want some DDR2 800 or better and the P965 chipset is among the best there is in terms of C2D overclocking. Good luck in your budget venture, hope it works out great for you!
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any other specifics other than the cpu eg gaming, monitor, case, etc
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no gaming will be on this pc.
i've already got a monitor and a case (ATX)
    
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ddr2 800 is good enough. overclocking a e4300 is more fsb overclocking and you wont get to 400x9 so the ddr2 800 is all you'll need. you'll underspeed it to get 1:1 if you want.
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Originally Posted by daljeet2 View Post
never built an intel system before i'm an amd fan)
Don't.


Just keep what you have, an E4300 is not going to be a night and day difference compared to what you have, "if" that's what you intend to do, to replace the X2.

Learn to OC the X2.
post #7 of 7
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no its not a replacement
just a system for the other room
    
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