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Old 12-11-2010, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Asrock N68C-S UCC
|Corsair 2GB XMS2 DDR2 Ram @ Stock
|AMD Athlon 6000+ @ Stock
|XFX ATI Radeon 5770 @ Stock
|Seagate 250GB Barracuda 7200RPM Sata HDD|100GB Partition for OS|150 for Data
|LG Flatron M228WDP 22" TV/LCD @ 1650x1050
|Casecom 6788 Case
|Thermaltake 450W Modular PSU
|Logitech G15 Keyboard
|Logitech G5 Mouse

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It's starting to slow down in some games (Black ops) General running, Video editing (do it once or twice a week) and general multi-tasking.

Looking for the most cost effective way of upgrading, and future proofing, probably got a budget of 200.

CPU: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=41167

Thought that'd be good if it actually unlocked.

I did want a 1055T for futureproofing, Thoughts?


probably 4GB of Mushkin ram as it's only 35 atm or some corsair.

Would I need to upgrade my PSU? My athlon 6000 runs 95W's atm so.. Idk

basically looking to futureproof again, this pc lasted me 3 yrs so far. lol
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Your power supply should be fine.

I'm getting a 404 on your Aria link.

But yeah, I'd go for the 1055T, it's dropped a bit in price recently cos they released a third hexa-core.
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Sorry, New link : AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 555 3.2GHz Black Edition C3 (Socket AM3) Processor - Retail - Aria Technology
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I wouldn't worry about the power, but if you do overclock, Id get something better. Whatever you can get cheap on the RAM, by a good name, is good.
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This RAM any good? They started trading over here recently which means great deals: Mushkin 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 9-9-9-24 Silverline - 996768 - Aria PC
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I never personally used Mushkin, but I never heard anything bad about them either.
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Yeah, Mushkin should be fine to use.
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