at a local retailer near my house, they are selling a core 2 duo e6300 with the ECS P4M800PRO-M (V2.0) Socket T (LGA 775) VIA P4M800 PRO Micro ATX mobo.(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135027
) for 179$ which is a good deal. but the cpu is a bare cpu which means no HSF. if i get an aftermarket HSF will the cpu be just as good as a boxed cpu? will the bare cpu be a slightly "worse" cpu than a boxed cpu?
i plan to upgrade my current rig thats in my signature. since i have AGP right now i plan to keep it until DX10 comes out. i have about 300$ to spend on upgrading my comp. the mobo+cpu combo is a good choice for me because the mobo is agp. so i want to get the mobo+cpu right now, keep that until DX10 comes out, then get a new mobo, new pci-express vid card, and 2gbs of DDR2 ram. hopefully when DX10 comes out i will have enough money for the ram vid card and mobo. so i was just wondering if this plan is good?? if you think that i should change anything please tell me!!! i also want to keep on a budget. i dont plan to go "all out" like get get the x6800 or 2x7950GX2 in sli.
MacBook 2.2GHz Santa Rosa | 120GB HDD | 4GB ram
Intel C2D E6300 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB ram | 880GB total HDD space | Gigabyte P965-DS3 | eVGA 8800GTS 640mb | Corsair HX 520 | Audigy 2 ZS platnium | Antec 900