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Old 06-13-2007, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, im new,
i'm upgrading my mobo and CPU and RAM, i just thought id ask for a bit of advice and see if you know of any beter parts for the price bracket.
MOBO
Asus P5VD2-X Socket 775 Core 2 Duo VIA PT890 VT8237A DDR2 onboard Audio ATX
CPU
Intel E6420 Core 2 Duo CPU - Cheap at Ebuyer!
or would it be worth the extra and buying an e6600
RAM
Kingston 2GB DDR2 Memory - Cheap at Ebuyer!

Are there any better mobos than that around for the price, i have an NVIDIA 7600GT graphics card.
Also, does anyone know where i can buy a cheapish LCD flatscreen tv to use as my gaming monitor
thanks in advance
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get this motherboard:
MSI P6N SLI-FI nvidia 650i Socket 775 ATX

Also the e6600 isn't really worth over the e6420, because you can get the e6420 to at least 3.0GHz
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its a bit steep that mobo, unfortunately, i need one around 40 50.
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For that price, I would opt for this-

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ABIT IB9 iP965 Socket 775 DDR2 PCI-E 7.1 channel audio ATX

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Old 06-13-2007, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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im not snuffing that mobo, just a question, what advantages does it have over the other?
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Well im not too sure about the chipset in the one you picked, shouldnt be too overclockable.
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are there any slightly cheaper ones than that that are still overclockable?
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biostar tforce965pt, abit ib9

Newegg.com - Open Box: BIOSTAR TForce965PT LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - OEM (thats US link.... not so sure about ebuyer's, i figured out how to unblock it woot)

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still a bit too expensive, and i need a few more pci slots
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mobo: gigabyte ds3 p965i chipset
ram: 2gb hk's or even the nq's
cpu: e6420
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