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Hey guys! I just thought I would make a thread for help. I just got a 8800 gts and my current cpu is bottlenecking it bad. My cpu and mobo is horrible. My mobo wont run core 2 duos. SO.. I'm on the market looking for either amd or intel. but.. i have a $200 budget. it has to be a cpu and mobo and the mobo must allow overclocing and at least ddr2 533 cuz thats all i have and i cant afford ram now. Sorry if this is in the wrong area
but help would be awesome!

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amd or intel
drr2 533 at least
easy to OC
less then $200 for mobo and cpu together!

i have been looking around for 3 days and i just cant find anything that looks good.pm or post reply XD
 

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Unfortunately for that kind of budget you won't get a very good CPU, at best your looking at a very low end Allendale or a Presler type CPU.
 

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Actually i went via newegg and this aint bad....

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(65W) Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
DFI INFINITY NF SLI-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD

Total $198.49
 
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Actually i went via newegg and this aint bad....

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(65W) Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
DFI INFINITY NF SLI-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD

Total $198.49

Nice! I will look at that. Now will that have overclocking options in the bios or will I have to use 3party programs?

EDIT: Bah posted too soon!
I've seen the mobo has great overclocking options! Now is this cpu a god ocer? maybe for a bit more coul a bank on a tad more expensive am2 proccessor? Sorry i may sound a tad anal but id just love to get my rig finished
 

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in the BIOS. you realize that if you have an OEM version of Windows you'll have to buy a new license for your new motherboard.
 

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this im going to get this combo!

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
$232 before tax but looks good to me!
 

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this im going to get this combo!

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
$232 before tax but looks good to me!

Wahey! Way to go, very good choices.
 

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this im going to get this combo!

GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
$232 before tax but looks good to me!

very good choice-- from all that Ive heard that is a great mobo for the money and Im sure you could get a pretty decent overclock with that CPU-- havent heard too much about how Allendales overclock-- but hey its a Core2Duo.


with your budget i would have either gone with something like that or get a brisbane and put most of your money into a really nice AM2 board.
like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

what the heck is up with this --- go down the page a little and take note of the price of the 4000+ Brisbane, now click on its link and then look at the price-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=
 

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Get This setup...cpu cooler included for your overclocking needs
Newegg

Sorry but can't see whats on your wish list.
Says something about not being able to see from other computers.

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very good choice-- from all that Ive heard that is a great mobo for the money and Im sure you could get a pretty decent overclock with that CPU-- havent heard too much about how Allendales overclock-- but hey its a Core2Duo.


with your budget i would have either gone with something like that or get a brisbane and put most of your money into a really nice AM2 board.
like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

what the heck is up with this --- go down the page a little and take note of the price of the 4000+ Brisbane, now click on its link and then look at the price-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

Heh. yes from 70 to 90. Either it's a glitch or false advertising!
 

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Asus does overclock better but most asus boards seem to have a bad droop.
 

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