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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813135024R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103064
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161172
This alot better than my current rig? I have a 8600 GTS to go with it. I can't go any higher....
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post #2 of 19
Get a set of Crucial or GSkill ram instead... they're more trusted brands...

That aside, might I ask why you're sticking with AMD if you're going for a complete upgrade?

I'm not bashing on AMD (I used to have a socket A system and 2 separate 939 system and loved them), but right now, Intel offers better performance : price in almost every price range
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128084
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116052

this is $20 over your budget but it will be alot better i say save up for a bit mroe and then upgrade you wont regret it
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^^Just get the E2160 and some ~40dollar 800 ram.
Much better set..overclock and youre golden I tell you.
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post #6 of 19
yes, it's a lot better than your current rig. And don't listen too much to the Intel folks. Yes, Intel is faster at this moment, but in THIS price range, AMD is competitive!

Some minor changes to your list (all newegg):
  • Open Box: BIOSTAR TF560 A2+ AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 560 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard $49.99
  • SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model T800UX2GC5 - Retail $37.99
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600CZBOX - Retail $66.00
Subtotal: $153.98
Shipping: $5.99
Grand Total: $159.97

The Biostar is a much better board than the ECS, esp. when you want to overclock. Also, SuperTalent is good RAM, and you'll like it. STAY AWAY from Crucial Ballistix at this moment, since their failure rate is quite high to be honest (and that's putting it politely)

AND WE'RE IN THE AMD SECTION!! It's ok to mention Intel, but also please answer his question, and don't flood him with Intel suggestions. Understood? Thanks.
    
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post #7 of 19
I think this Opty 1210 HE is a better choice for the $$ than anything else posted here. Price/Performance you cant go wrong!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105146
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How would that be better than an X2 4600+?
    
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post #9 of 19
You might want to consider this ram?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

I think you'll be happy with it.
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Better Quality chip,better overclocker, 1MBx2 L2 cache all that for $70 IMHO
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