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a friend of mine would like to upgrade his rig and im not sure of what to recommend him. the specs i know he has are:
CPU=P4-3.2GHZ
Motherboard=ASUS P5GD2-X
GPU=BFG 7900GT OC
RAM=not sure of brand, but its 2GB of PC4200
PSU=550W

hes looking to improve gaming performance. hes looking at spending about $200 Canadian. (i know its not alot to work with)

i was thinking of recommending a P4 C2D and a Gigabyte P35 DS3L. but what do you guys think? anyways help is appreciated thank you!
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try these websites for the best prices:
shopbot.ca
pricebat.com
pricecanada.com

also try ebay.ca too.
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try these websites for the best prices:
shopbot.ca
pricebat.com
pricecanada.com

also try ebay.ca too.
thank you ill have a looksee
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Abit IP35-E motherboard $75.+-.
Intel 2180 cpu $75.+-
2x 1024 ddr2 ram $50.+-

PSU, optical drives and video card should be ok.
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okay what would you guys recommend? amd 4600+ or the p4 2180?
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2180 for its oc abilities, and cheap pricing. Less power requirement stock. Better bang for the buck. Price drops due in April too.
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Nailuj View Post
a friend of mine would like to upgrade his rig and im not sure of what to recommend him. the specs i know he has are:
CPU=P4-3.2GHZ
Motherboard=???(i know its not locked though)
GPU=BFG 7900GT OC
RAM=not sure of brand, but its 2GB of PC4200
PSU=550W

hes looking to improve gaming performance. hes looking at spending about $200 Canadian. (i know its not alot to work with)

i was thinking of recommending a P4 C2D and a Gigabyte P35 DS3L. but what do you guys think? anyways help is appreciated thank you!
Forgot to ask if your friends motherboard/video card is AGP or PCI-E (socket). An AGP video card won't work in a newer PCI-E video socket. If he has AGP, he'd also need a new video card as AGP's are phased out now unless he gets an older mobo.
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post #8 of 14
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Forgot to ask if your friends motherboard/video card is AGP or PCI-E (socket). An AGP video card won't work in a newer PCI-E video socket. If he has AGP, he'd also need a new video card as AGP's are phased out now unless he gets an older mobo.
its PCIe and his rams ddr2 so i dont really thing he needs faster ram more then a faster cpu
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post #9 of 14
The ram he's got will work fine.
All he needs is a mobo and cpu.
For oc'g, a decent hsf will help him.
Upgrade to a newer used video card as well if he's got cash left.
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post #10 of 14
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The ram he's got will work fine.
All he needs is a mobo and cpu.
For oc'g, a decent hsf will help him.
Upgrade to a newer used video card as well if he's got cash left.
yea i have an arctic freezer lying around so i can donate that but the mobo you recommended is hard to find:S uhh is there anything else you have in mind (+rep for the great advice though i appreciate it)
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