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Old 12-26-2010, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my current build

Intel E4500 2.2ghz (OC'd@3ghz) /w ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
4gb G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Mobo
ATI Radeon HD 5770
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was going to do a simple CPU upgrade to an e8500 to keep this build going a little longer but they are stupidly over priced.

Im considering a Mobo/cpu/Ram change but I dont really want to pay a ton. Could I find a reasonable upgrade for all these parts at around $350 total?
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

That's a good upgrade.
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* ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
* AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

$299.98 w/free shipping and Bad Company 2 coupon (expires 12/31)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
$69.99 w/free shipping

$20 over, but well worth it. If you can handle going another $15 over then grab this CPU/mobo combo.
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It was suggested that i just grab a Q9550 instead. Is this wise or should I just grab the new mobo/cpu/ram?
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$275 for an outdated, discontinued chip? I wouldn't do it.
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