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post #1 of 12
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Ok, i have like 300 bucks to upgrade my otherwise crappy system. I have a budget i have to keep up on this so follow me. Should I go with the celeron 3.2 ghz proc (775) socket that has a kinda crappy mobo or go with the celeron 3.2 (478) that comes with a decent mobo. Just cant make up my mind . Also, is there a big diff between having 1 GIG of mem and 1.5gig, that would save me some money also. Thanks Guys.
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post #2 of 12
I saw check arround the for sale threads and you might find some good deals
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post #3 of 12
dont get the 478 celeron, at least upgrade to 775. 478 celerons are only good for basic use. if your going to get something like that at least get a sempron that you can overclock. buy a nice motherboard with a cheap dual core 775, and youll be set to upgrade in the future
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post #4 of 12
thats gonna cost a lot more then 300 dollars...
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post #5 of 12
dont think so. unless your gettting more then a motehrboard and processor, what 775 mobos run around 120, you can get a cpu for like 160

EDIT: Oh wait hes going to need ram too
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post #6 of 12
How many ram slots do the motherboards you are looking at have and can your old ram be carried over? Also basically 1.5 gigs of ram will allow you to turn your page file off which means instead of games writing things temporarily to your harddrive you tell it not to do that since the game won't be able to use all of your ram. Can lead to much faster load times in games.
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post #8 of 12
I think you could upgrade to a decent (not the best, but good enough) A64 system with that money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131512 <= mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103606 <= CPU

That leaves a little extra for a decent PSU. And then a little more for some nice chocolate bar for when you're ocing... or an energy drink, rather.

EDIT: You could spend the rest on a nice RAM. If you could spare $10~
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post #9 of 12
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...&AFFIL=pg&NR=1 $131

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814139171R
$109

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211141
$68

Total: $308

That give you a new video card that will offer great performance over your current one which is important if you plan on gaming if however you do not game tell me and I will make other suggestions. You can keep your current mobo and ram. Overclock the processor and you will have 1.25 gbs of ram. All in all a much better gaming system then you have now.
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post #10 of 12
I think upgrading CPU, mobo, RAM, and PSU is a better trade off than CPU, vid. card, and RAM. He already has a o.k. video card.

Good idea, nonetheless.
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