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    Check my spec please

    Am upgrading my parent's PC from their XP2200+.
    Looking at £200 ish

    they are keeping their power supply(which is a thermaltake 600w), the case and their 15" lcd along with the 80gb drive that has xp on it.
    The parts I've thought of are as follows:

    Novatech GeForce 8500GT SLI 512MB DDR2 PCI-E £39.00

    Intel Dual Core E2160 2 x 1.8Ghz 1Mb Cache 800MHz FSB Dual Core Processor £41.60

    Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L, iP31 Express, S 775, PCI-E x16, DDR2 667/800 MHz, SATA II, ATX £41.00

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 CPU Cooler £15.80

    Geil Black Dragon PC2-6400 800Mhz 2GB Kit - 4-4-4-16 (2x1GB) £35.99

    Thoughts?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Re: Check my spec please

    Can't really argue with that.

    Have you considered a uATX board with onboard VGA though? Will save you a bit and won't be any different to use.

    Abit I-N73HD maybe?
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    Re: Check my spec please

    had a look at a gigabyte board with onboard VGA but it was a 7100 chip same as the above board but I thought it might limit upgradability in the future and I didn't think overclocking would be as good on a board with onboard VGA as they're normally designed for htpc's.

    Although my parents normally use pc for surfing, the odd game(pretty basic spec games) and napster as well as streaming the odd video, I'd still like to give them as good a rig as possible within budget.

    Would there be much difference though for their above use with a board that has a dedicated GPU card rather than an onboard chip?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Re: Check my spec please

    Thats fair enough then

    I believe the abit board has unlinked FSB's so overclocking should actually be pretty simple. Also both boards have a native 1333MHz which should leave a fair bit of room for overclocking even without overclocking the board over it's native FSB.

    You're right though the best way is probably going the route you have chosen.

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