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Old 05-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CPU, MOBO and RAM for 300 dollars.

ok so I posted a little bit back with some general info but did some looking around and want to ask a final question before I buy.

My budget is 300 bucks for ram, processor and motherboard. However let me know if you think i'll need a larger power supply over what I currently have. My video card is a 9800 GT energy efficient version.

I play games sometimes (not as much as I used to) so the focus now is less on graphics power and more on a responsive quick computer that can multitask well. (quad core should help with this correct? and should I go for 6 GB of ram or is 4 enough?)

Here's the potential upgrades (mostly just copied from someone's recommendations in another thread)

Newegg.com - MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G16004GK

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor

The ram and processor were available as a combo deal but no longer I guess. If there's something out there anyone thinks will be a better performance/value.

Will these new parts work with my currently existing things I won't be changing? (Case, HD, video card, sound etc)

Will I need a new larger PSU?

Is this the best I can get for around 250-300 dollars? Thanks for the help
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Default Re: CPU, MOBO and RAM for 300 dollars.

Ok well noone ever got back to me but have been looking to replace the OCZ ram with this and keep the other parts the same.

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

Will that combo work out? thanks
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looks good, you shouldn't need a higher capacity PSU.
4GB is enough RAM
you shouldn't need to change anything else...
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I usually go Corsair or OCZ RAM. If I have to, I will go Kingston but I usually stick to those two.
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g.skill is a good brand, no need to worry with them.
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g.skill fan right here
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