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Hey im new here and I just wanted to get your guys opinion on a few things.

Here my current rig:
-msi k9ngm
-amd athlon 2.4ghz
-2 200g hdds
-7600gt 256mb
-stock cooling and 2 fans on my case.
-480w stock psu
-2gb kingston ddr2 800mhx pc2 6400

Well basically I have £225 to spend on a new motherboard and processor. This hardware will have to do me for a long time like maybe 4-5 years, so the mobo will have to have ddr3 support and the processor to be a quad core. I mostly use my pc for gaming and im not really into the overclocking scene as my current motherboard doesn't allow any overclocking what so ever. I defiantly wouldn't be a serious overclocker anyway because I don't have much cooling and I don't wanna risk anything happening to my hardware. Sli and crossfire also don't bother me as I don't think i will get the money to be involved in those.

I was looking at a Ga p35c-ds35 or a asus p5kc and a q6600 (95watts) and I just wondering whar you guys thought on these pieces of hardware or could you recommend any better ones.

Intel based only

Thanks
Alan
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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post #3 of 8
I would consider switching the ram for g.skill ddr2 800 ones. G.skill 2 x1 GB ddr2 800 pc2-6400 Also talking about a new motherboard and processor are you planning to switch to intel or stay with amd cuz i don't really know a lot about amd.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 4.1 GHz DFI Lanparty DK P35 T2RS 2 x eVGA 8800 GTS GDDR3 512 MB in Nvidia SLI 2 x 2 GB OCZ Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 800 PC2-6400 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #4 of 8
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im changing over to intel and really its either one of those motherboards i want and that processor is really the one I want aswell unless there is a better quad core for the same price. Why do you suggest changing my ram, and i could probably do that after i get this new hardware as ram doesnt cost that much. Another thing would my 480w power supply be enough to run say one of those mobos and that q6600 and stock speeds?

thanks
Alan
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Corsair TX Series 650W Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse 
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Corsair TX Series 650W Antec Nine Hundred Two Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse 
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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post #6 of 8
Yes a 480 watt should be enough.
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post #7 of 8
Not too up on the P35 Chips, but it looks liek the Gigabyte DS3R one you posted does what my 650i does with some memory. For that fact id go with the p5kc. Q6600 is a great CPU.
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120gb Mushkin Chronos Seagate Barracuda 1tb ASUS Sata Combo drive Win7|Enterprise|64Bit 
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post #8 of 8
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So you say the asus rather than the gigabyte?
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Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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E8400 | 3.8GHz | 1.31v GA-P35C-DS3R ATI Sapphire 4870 512MB 4GB OCZ Platinum XTC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 320GB | Seagate 250GB Storage Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-216D Windows Seven x64 BenQ G2410HD 24" 1080p 
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