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Old 04-23-2010, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Muffin Man
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Default Re: $500 Budget - Guts Upgrade

im assuming that the 2 cpus you're considering are the x4 955 and x4 965 since those are each of their stock clock speeds respectively.

in that case, no, the extra $$ for the x4 965 isn't really worth it. you could just up the multiplier on the x4 955 and achieve the same speed as the x4 965 at no extra cost.

that mobo looks good, id say go for it.

some ram options; this,
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

or this set here, same speed w/ tighter cas7 timings,
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

or maybe this set, same speed and cl as that ^ set but at a lower voltage (1.35v),
Newegg.com - G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

here's a different cable you could for your psu problem,
Newegg.com - SYBA 4-Pin Male to 8-Pin Female Power Cable Model CL-CAB65014 - Cables
it doesn't use a molex for the 8 pin, it converts your current 4 pin to an 8 pin.

if you still want a new psu though, how much you lookin to spend on one?
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