Hey, I'm not too experienced with buying computer hardware, so I was hoping I could get some opinions on what I so far plan on getting. It's not a complete upgrade, but it's 3 important components. Just mainly want to know that all three match and will work together.
Also note, I'm in Australia so prices will vary from what you're familiar with I suppose, hence why I haven't bothered linking anything, but these parts pretty much come flush with what I can afford.
At the moment the three components I'm buying are Motherboard, CPU and RAM.
I was going to get a standard Core2 Duo E6750 2.66Ghz (Conroe 1333mhz) Processor but today this 45nm chip popped up on the site for pretty much the same price. It is also a 3.0ghz instead of 2.66... I assume that even without full 45nm support this CPU is a little superior.
This is what I've come up with.
Intel Core2 Duo E8400 3.0Ghz (1333mhz) Processor, Dual core LGA775 45nm 6mb cache
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3-V2 LGA775 M/B, 1333FSB, PCI-E x16, PCI-E x1, 3x PCI/PCI-E x1, 6x SATA, GigaLAN, Audio
GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification - GA-P35-DS3 (rev. 2.0)
Corsair Twin2X 2048MB 240-pin DDR2 XMS2-6400 Twin Pack (2x 1024mb sticks) w/heat spreader, 4-4-4-12
any thoughts would be great thanks
this components research has been doing my head in.