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Old 04-28-2009, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i have finally saved up enough money to buy an upgrade to my computer and i wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts on the hardware that im about to get.. im upgrading from a p4, 2gb ram, 7600gt.. any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. thanks...


Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R

total comes out to be around $600..
mostly going to be used for school and gaming of coarse..
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Wouldn't get a quad if you were mostly thinking about gaming. You would do just as well getting an E8400, it will OC much more, and quads aren't fully utilized for games.

I would also recommend getting this kit of RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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+1 to the Hick.

Quads are still not being totally useful.
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Totally agree with Hikari, and if you do save by going with the E8400 you could upgrade the GTX 260 to a Radeon 4890 for $50.
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Unless you plan on playing games while doing school work
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Unless you plan on playing games while doing school work
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