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Old 05-19-2007, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Time for the computer upgrade... :/

Well, as the title says, my computer is getting pretty outdated. I have a P4 3.0 GHz processor, and a Mobo that doesn't support Dual Core. So, I am pretty much looking to find a new Mobo and Processor. Also, I might try to get a Video card if I can get a deal (It's not a priority though).

This is what I've found:

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P5NSLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

I don't have a set price limit, but I want to get good products at a low price. $200 is right around my limit (Excluding Video Card).

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can get?

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Default Re: Time for the computer upgrade... :/

I'd go for the Gigabyte 965P-DS3, so you can overclock that e4300, pretty nicely.

For lower than that, you could go the AMD route, with a Biostar TForce 550, and an X2 3600+ Brisbane.
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I do like that Gigabyte, the only thing is there is only one PCI-E 16x... that means no sli if I would want that in the future.

I do want to stay Intel though, too.
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OK, if you want to stay with Intel, and an SLI feature, then I would suggest the MSI P6N Platinum or the P6N SLI-FI.
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alright, thanks man... I'll take a look at them.
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b1gapl right on the money with this one as usual lol. yeah i go with the e6320 1.86 4mb cache better than amd atm.
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