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Hello, ive always built AMDs im sick of them switching over to INTEL i just bought some parts and now its down to the mobo/cpu i need some help..
*PS im on a low budget


Case: http://www.shopping.com/xPF-Power-Up...X-Power-Supply
^i know the case is crappy as well as the psu im sure the psu will go bad within weeks of the system being up....

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

GFX card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130378

^ i hope that psu that comeswith the case will do the job im not trying to OC anything....

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128345

^although reviews are bad my roomate has one and never had a problem with this board at all..and my memory is compatible with this board.

CPU: this is where im at a loss should i get the e7500, e8400, or just go with the e8500 i was debating between the 7500 and 8400 will i notice the difference in performance from the 6mb cache to 3mb cache

E7500: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5056&Tpk=e7500

E8400: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

E8500: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

^this is the cpu my roomate has one hell of a cpu but idk if its really worth it will i notice the difference by a lot between the 8400 and 8500 i know i probably will from the 7500 just not too sure...im only using this comp to play mmos i would like to order the parts tonight...thanks much for all your help guys...also any suggestions for other parts that are a better buy i would love thanks much for ur time and concern.

*also if i get sp1 64bit vista home basic...i was told by a local computer store guy that any vista other then premium or ultimate is crappy and very buggy and not worth getting...also the 4gb ram should work fine with sp1 64 bit it should read and use it all ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116483
 

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well i purchased the 9500gt at $65.00 the RAM my friend had 2x 2gb brand new sticks still in package laying around ddr2 800 i believe corsair...its the link above...so i only bought the gfx card so far. i have ~400 to spend...i could always return that case/psu that i bought for $40.00..im just using it to play games WoW being one of them..

PS i know this is a really low budget but my ****ty amd just crashed on me so i need a new system i have a couple online courses i need to be taking for school..lol
 

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The E8400 will usually OC higher. Another option is the E5200 which is super cheap and will hit 3.5ghz without working at it at all and most will go quite a bit higher - that'll be way more than enough to max out your gpu in most games.

If you can return the 9500 you may want to do that as its pretty dated and not that powerful for gaming. You could get a 4830 for just a few bucks more and it would be way more capable. It does depend on what you are playing though - if you are playign a cpu bound game like fsx that will be fine, but most games depend mostly on the card.
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

^ i take it thats the heatsink u were talking about also...since that cpu shaves a good 100bucks off my price should i pick up a better GFX card to make up for that and or should i get a nice cast antec 900 with a psu combo at 170 from newegg?
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

^ i take it thats the heatsink u were talking about also...since that cpu shaves a good 100bucks off my price should i pick up a better GFX card to make up for that and or should i get a nice cast antec 900 with a psu combo at 170 from newegg?
GPU definitely. Budget-wise 4830/4850 is probably your best bet.
The Xig I link is the Dark Knight edition that comes with the mounting bracket. Also, you don't have to wait for a rebate.
 

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*also if i get sp1 64bit vista home basic...i was told by a local computer store guy that any vista other then premium or ultimate is crappy and very buggy and not worth getting...also the 4gb ram should work fine with sp1 64 bit it should read and use it all ?

At this stage with Windows 7 coming out Vista Home Basic 64-bit would do, but upgrading it you'll be upgrading to whatever equal version in the future. Keep that in mind if you plan to keep your hardware for 2+ years.

4GB is fine unless you're into video production (can never have enough memory for video editing!). All of it is seen -- and used -- in 64bit (currently only have 24MB "free", as Vista caches all available memory, as memory is faster than a pagefile).
 

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well if i keep my crappy 9500gt and mail in rebate itll only cost 50 total...and if i return my case i get 40 back - the 15% restock fee so like 34back... the new cpu is 65.85 from dell...40 for the heatsink 100 for the mobo 100 for vista 64bit home basic and 90 for that raidmax case above....i understand where u guys are coming from with my card being older and crappy but i honestly dont have the budget to go up in price too much


current parts:
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

CPU: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...0fp18867c0s558

Gfx: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...118&CatId=1826

Ram: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...139&CatId=3412

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156062

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116488

Heatsink for the CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233029
 
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