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Im about to buy

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-032-BG&tool=3

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CPU INTEL PENTIUM D 945 3.4 GHZ DUAL CORE (6.8 GHZ) 4 MB CACHE!!
MOTHERBOARD ASUS SOCKET 775 P5VDC-MX (3 YEAR WARRANTY)
MEMORY 1 GB DDR 400 (1024 MB)
HARD DRIVE 160 GB SATA 7200 RPM 8 MB CACHE (3 YEAR WARRANTY)
OPTICAL DRIVE 18 X DVD+/-RW DUAL LAYER DVD/CD REWRITER - Reliable, Fastest Available
CASE Alien Case
PSU 460 W Silent
WARRANTY 12 Months On-Site Warranty

(Sorry if its a little confusing its from ebay, It's all coming to about £380 with the p&p etc, what performance can i expect from that card and processor, help me please
 

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That card and processor are not that great. You should get a better 7600GT. Also, you should get a C2D CPU because it will cost about the same: CPU same, Mobo more expensive for C2D, RAM cheaper because more DDR2 is being produced then DDR.
Finally, a 3.4GHz dual-core is NOT 6.8GHz! All it is is two processing cores sharing one die, both running at 3.4GHz.
 

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i thought this was good because of the 3.4 dual core.. was i wrong?

Oh and i would of bought my card from newegg but im in the UK
 

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OK. A dual-core is good, but a 3.4GHz Pentium D will get beaten even by a 1.7GHz Core 2 Duo. And they don't even come that slow, the slowest is 1.86GHz, which is called the E6300. If you are paying more than $180 for that Pentium D, you will be much better off going Core 2 Duo. Here's a link for an E6300:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
And here's a better video card for only $100:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=E145-7922

EDIT:
You need to change your country to UK and fill in your system specs, or at least what of it you have bought already. I gave you US links because that's what your profile says.
 

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I cant find where to change it to Uk


Im gonna have to get a new motherboard with that 775 cause i dont think mine is 775
 

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Now, £380 is a little bit low of a budget to build a Core 2 Duo rig from the bottom up. The parts you picked, however, do have issues. You selected an LGA775 board that is a hybrid board that supports DDR and DDR2, and both AGP and PCI-E video cards. Although that's nice, all that compatibility does cause stability issues. Since this is a new build, I'd get a good board that supports DDR2 and PCI-E (the current standards).

Here is an example of a basic Core 2 Duo rig, although it's quite a bit more than you probably had in mind in terms of costs:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz £117.32
MoBo: Gigabyte GA 965P-S3 iP965, S775, PCI-E (x16) £78.48
RAM: 1GB (2x512MB) CorsairTwinX XMS2 DDR2 PC2-6400(800) £107.68
Video: 256Mb XFX 7900GT Standard, PCI-E (x16) £134.88
HDD: 160 Gb Western Digital WD1600YS 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache £43.25
DVD: LiteOn LH-18A1H 18X DVD+/-RW/RAM Lightscribe black £22.50
PSU: 450w FSP ATX-450PNF PSU ATX2.1 ATX12V PCI-E/SATA £47.78
Case: Scan Colors IT 6001-C34 MicroATX Case Black/Silver £29.32

Net Total £494.64
Carriage £12.73
V.A.T. £88.79
TOTAL £596.16
 

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To stay closer to your budget, I'd recommend to go for an AMD rig with a single core AM2 processor. Performance won't be as good as the Core 2 Duo rig, but it's easy to upgrade in the future


CPU: AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200 Orleans Core, 2.0GHz, 512KB Cache £52.75
MoBo: Gigabyte GA M55S-S3, NF550, S AM2, PCI-E (x16) £52.86
RAM: 1Gb (2X512Mb) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC5300 (667) £74.65
Video: 256MB XFX 7900GS PCI-E (x16) £109.63
HDD: 160 Gb Western Digital WD1600YS Caviar RE 7200 rpm, 16MB £43.25
DVD: LiteOn LH-18A1H 18X DVD+/-RW/RAM Lightscribe black £22.50
PSU: 450w FSP ATX-450PNF PSU ATX2.1 ATX12V PCI-E/SATA £47.78
Case: Scan Colors IT 6001-C34 MicroATX Case Black/Silver £29.32

Net Total £368.28
Carriage £12.13
V.A.T. £66.57
TOTAL £446.98

Now, personally I'd save up the extra £150 for the Core 2 Duo rig, since the performance will be a whole lot better!
 

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Oh and i already have 3 512mb ram stick so i can max out the RAM on the pc.

What do you guys thinks about it for the price
 

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LOL, another scam "2x3.4 GHz = 6.8 GHZ!!!!"
 
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