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Old 09-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I built my PC with advice from here about 2 years ago now. The specs are as followed.
Intel e6320 @ 3.2ghz (cooled with an AF7)
Asus P5N-E sli
Crucial 2 gb ram
320gb hard drive
Nvidia 8800gts 320mb
500w coolermaster igreen psu.

2 years on, this is relatively poor. I am going to university very soon so will be quite poor for the next 3 years. So I have decided this might be a good time to pimp my PC as it will need to last for 3 years. My budget is quite small tbh, 250 (edit: ok I will stretch to 300) and I want to get the most bang for my buck. Please help as I am out of touch with the current technology.


Another edit: With a bit of my own research, ive come up with an initial idea.
CPU: q6700
GFX: Asus gtx 260
Ram: 4gb crucial ballistix.
Dead on 300.

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Old 09-13-2009, 03:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, though personally I'd go for OCZ RAM instead.
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