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    £230 for cpu and mobo.

    Posting on behalf of a friend, he currently has an c2d e6300, with gigabyte ds3 mobo.

    Whats a worth upgrade from scan for £230...cpu and mobo only.

    Andy

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    What RAM does he have? It might be worth getting more too? 4GB can be had for £30 now

    Maybe just get a Q9550 or something if his motherboard is a P35?

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    Running 4gb of OCZ reaper, clocked at stock speed (800mhz).

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    Not much point upgrading mobo with that budget TBH. CPU RAM upgrade would be best IMO.

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    I'd just go for a Quad core and maybe a new GPU?

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterStoba View Post
    I'd just go for a Quad core and maybe a new GPU?
    Yeah - what's his current GPU? It might be worth just upgrading that if the computer is used pretty much purely for gaming.

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail £146.84

    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P, AMD 790X, S AM2/AM2+, PCI-E 2.0, DDR2 1333(OC), SATA 3Gbps, SATA RAID, ATX

    £78.99

    Net Total £196.38

    Carriage £6.99

    VAT £30.51

    Total £233.88

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    Re: £230 for cpu and mobo.

    Quote Originally Posted by gamesaregood View Post
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition, Sok AM3, 3.2GHz, 8MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail £146.84

    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P, AMD 790X, S AM2/AM2+, PCI-E 2.0, DDR2 1333(OC), SATA 3Gbps, SATA RAID, ATX

    £78.99

    Net Total £196.38

    Carriage £6.99

    VAT £30.51

    Total £233.88

    +1 on that recommendation!

    Go for a cheaper 770 chipset based motherboard if Crossfire is not required:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...D3-Motherboard


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