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Old 08-19-2007, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am thinking about making the switch over to a C2D rig and am just looking on recommendations for making the move on a tight budget. Obviously I need a new mobo and CPU, but I would also like to pick up a new video card. I am trying to keep my costs in the sub $60 range if possible. I have been toying with a few options over newegg, but like to ask for some outside thoughts to consider before I make a final purchase.
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo - E6320
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
PSU: Xclio 500W Goodpower
RAM: crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
Case: Centurion 5
VGA: EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't need RAM, don't need a case, have a 550 PSU already, Don't need a HDD.

While i would LOVE an 8800 series card, wouldn't I be better off getting a better processor and picking up a high end 7000 or x1k series card?
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Then everything except the RAM, case, PSU, and HDD. Well, the P35-DS3R is able to run DDR2 667 from what I've heard.
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Get E6550 instead of E6320
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ram bottleneck?
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Maybe bottleneck, but he doesn't want to upgrade his RAM since he already has a set.
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