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    Proposed buget upgrade spec, any thoughts?

    Hi, i'm about to upgrade my s939 system to core 2 duo

    I just woundered if there was anyhing in the spec that should be improved

    Budget is about £200

    I'm keeping my current gfx card a 6800gt until a good mid range dx10 card comes out

    Spec's are

    E4300
    Gigabyte GA 965P-S3
    2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC5300 (667) CAS 5-5-5-15

    Any improvements I should make?

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    Nope, looks good for the money.
    I would absolutely go for it.
    I assume the 6800GT is PCI-E? Do you have a good CPU Heatsink/Fan?
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    If you buy from eBuyer, you'll get the CPU & memory for £10 less each using GC (make separate orders), & free delivery for both at the moment.

    As you're probably eligible for their free delivery, Scan for the GA 965P-S3 (unavailable at eBuyer). And if required, get a better cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro ~£12, while you're there.

    Total: ~186 incl delivery. G
    Last edited by Crossbow; 05-05-2007 at 10:55 AM.

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    is it woth getting a freezer 7 if I'm ocing it?

    Yes it's a pcie 6800 gt but it'l do above ultra clocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by user1453 View Post
    is it woth getting a freezer 7 if I'm ocing it?
    Yes, & you cannot go wrong for only £12.

    Of course, there are better coolers out there, but the Arctic 7 is one of the best for people on a budget. G

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    would I be better off spending an extra £30 for the e4300?

    plus I would be getting

    Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) DDR2 PC2-5300 CL=5 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR2-667 1.8V

    from ebuyer, they are out of cheap corsair

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    Quote Originally Posted by user1453 View Post
    would I be better off spending an extra £30 for the e4300?
    You probably mean a E6300? I'm not sure, but if you go for the better CPU you'll be slightly better off with a E6320 (double the L2 cache) - it's only £1-2 more than the former. G

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    meant 4400 sorry

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    If it falls within your budget, why not? And you probably meant £13 more , G

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    E4400 has a multiplier of 10, so should be even easier to overclock

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    Apparently the Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3P (link is for the cheapest I could find in stock) may be the better overclocker - read these:

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=107003
    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=106279

    Only trouble is that it'll take it over your budget. G

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    In reviews, the 965p-s3 has reached 500mhz base clock, this is more than I would need wit a 4400, you'd only need base clock that high with a low cpu multipler

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