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The E8200, 8400, etc. are all the same chip, they just have different clock rates. If you're lazy, you just get the median and OC it to beat the best one of the family. Also for a CF 4850 setup, be prepared to get a 1kW PSU, and those things are not cheap. The 4850's get hot, sure, but it's nothing a fan speed change in Rivatuner can't offset. Also yes, that's my baby, it's what I'm using on this PC, and yes, it supports CF fully. And yes, the memory is 800 STANDARD, but that doesn't mean you can't get the right speed out of other RAM, I have my G.Skill 1066 running at *gasp* 1066MHz.
Hmmm, so you suggest dropping a 4850 and dropping the PSU? Saves me some cash, but then again, I'm usinga 1920x1200 screen :O Anyways, what you suggest?
post #22 of 24
That build will suit you fine, the only thing that's viable to go out of style first are your GPU's but that's to be expected. If you ever drastically upgrade your GPU beyond that in the future, be prepared for another PSU, though. OC the piss out of that 8200, get it over 3.0 (at least shoot for a 1GHz increase), and you'll be in business. The mainboard will last for several years, as will the RAM if you get it over 1000MHz.

EDIT: No, the rails on that PSU are what's going to save you, your CF shouldn't stutter a bit. It's when people get tons of watts and no amps that it causes problems
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That build will suit you fine, the only thing that's viable to go out of style first are your GPU's but that's to be expected. If you ever drastically upgrade your GPU beyond that in the future, be prepared for another PSU, though. OC the piss out of that 8200, get it over 3.0 (at least shoot for a 1GHz increase), and you'll be in business. The mainboard will last for several years, as will the RAM if you get it over 1000MHz.

EDIT: No, the rails on that PSU are what's going to save you, your CF shouldn't stutter a bit. It's when people get tons of watts and no amps that it causes problems
Alrigh, well thanks for the help, and with some talk with my parents and financial needs, this might not happen

There is still a chance, though through financial needs for school, it might take me another year or so until it'll be safe to get a decent upgrade for the PC. Thanks for the help though guys, definitely learned a thing.

Maybe downgrading this thing to the old motherboard, maybe that one form Biostar, a simple HD 4850, a T7200, a weaker PSU, and 2GB of ram for just under 500? Might be able to pull that one off, or in the long run, would just waiting to settle in university and get the parts then? Maybe even these parts as the price is destined to drop? Or would a weaker system just do the trick for now? :\\

Sorry guys for running in 2 different directions.... Thanks again for the help!
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I'm not the best at building budget machines, I've tried several different combinations and can't seem to get below $500, I always end over...I found some 2GB G.Skill 800 for only $50, that seems like a really good starting point, and you still want to have the 4850, which is another $200; damn, we're halfway there already, and we still need a mobo, CPU, and PSU! One of the parts is going to have to give somewhere if your budget is truly $500, I'll let that be your call.
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