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Old 10-08-2008, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What would you do with this bundle to increase preformance. I am building this unit but have about $300 to spare and have yet to choose a graphics card. All in all I really just want the computer to run smooth whether on the internet or playing games. Also it has to run Vista-

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor ---
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CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply ---
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BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard ---
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A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory---
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hd4870 or gtx260, if you want to spend all 300. if you go with the 4870's you can crossfire them down the line.
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not worth tho imo 4870x2 can already do wat 2 4870's can, wat if the next card does even more damage?
def. upgrade the ram, to gskill PI black 2x2gb ddr800. (isnt this a duplicate thread) otherwise leave ur pc its fine. also get a cooler like the xigmatek rifle 120mm and o/c that e8400 likes there no tomorrow, prob reach about 3.8ghz. and the ram will have no troubles gettin too 1066mhz on 5-5-5-15.
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If I'm understanding this right and you don't have a video card pick up the HD4870. Then take the extra money and upgrade to OCZ Reaper Memory. If your going to OC then the cooler would be a good idea. Otherwise you don't need it.
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he wants to increase performance so why not o/c, also i highly rec. u get this gskill ram over the ocz reapers, they have tighter timings and a lower voltage, excellent for o/cing
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Well overclocking came be intimidating but you're right it is free performance, can't beat that.
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