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post #1 of 20
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So lately I got GTX 260 and now my POS CPU is bottle necking me.. it's an amd 2.7gh dualcore cpu. My friend told me i should go intel, but I soon realized that a lot of the motherboards that are intel are DDR3 and not DDR2 (i need a ddr2 mobo). I was wondering if you guys knew of a decent ddr2 mobo and CPU combined that would not cost more than about 150-160. thanks in advance
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post #2 of 20
Might be able to find a used C2Q 8*** series and a 750i/790i for that price.

Or better yet an i5 750/760 and a P55 motherboard. Check out the marketplace here. I just sold my i5 750 chip for $120 the other day.
post #3 of 20
have a read of my guide, see what category you fit and if so, do go with intel, whats the reason for switching, more performance? (guides in my sig)
    
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post #4 of 20
DDR3 is actually very cheap now, 4gbs is about $40
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post #5 of 20
if i were you, i would buy a Black edition cpu, and overclock it with a decent cpu cooler, and then be happy quad core reccomended.
    
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post #6 of 20
if your mobo supports a bios update for AM3 get it.

if not might you consider this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138147

$142 add 10ish for shipping

i use that cpu and i play sc2. dirt 2. allot on max with a GTS 250
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post #7 of 20
Or you could just buy a quad-core amd... its only the fact that you have a dual-core thats limiting you. Not understanding the reason for switching.
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post #8 of 20
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My friends are all telling me that AMD is a bit behind on technology or something. I dunno
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post #9 of 20
hmm. well at the high end thats true. but your not on the high end so get the best bang for your buck.

id just go look up intel vs amd benchmarks. check OC cpus aswell.
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post #10 of 20
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-920-_-Product
(unlocked this to a phenom II x4 on someones build)

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138179

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-190-_-Product

TOTAL: $176
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