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    upgrade time, will this all work please?

    going from a :

    Shuttle SN85G4 V1,
    Athlon 64 3200+
    2gb Geil value,

    to a :

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz 1066FSB LGA775 2MB cache OEM £99.99

    250 GB Samsung HD250KD Hard disk drive 7200rpm 8Mb Cache IDE ATA133 £37.99

    Geil® Ultra DDR2 2.0GB PC6400 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 1GB) 800MHz (4-4-4-12) with Aluminium heat spreader £159.99

    LG GSA-H10NBAL Black DVD +/-R/RW/RAM 12x DL IDE OEM £16.99

    XFX GeForce 7600GT SLI XXX Edition 256MB DDR3, PCI-E, Dual DVI, HDTV Out, Retail £99.40

    Asus P5V-VMDH Skt 775 P4M890 DDR2 PCIe16 on board VGA SATA RAID LAN 1394 WiFi £43.45

    SilverStone SUGO SG01B Black Aluminium case +USB2.0, Firewire, audio ports micro ATX £77.45

    Antec TruePower 2.0 380W PSU TPII-380PGB ATX12V 2.01 compliant 24-pin +detachable 4-pin section 21.3 dBA £39.80

    wanted to keep with shuttle but that new one is far too dear!!!

    should i change any of the components , after best bang for buck

    not sure about the size of the sugo, hope it's not too big!!

    keeping my x-fi and putting it in the new one, only reason i'm upgrading is because i have got a good price for my old one

    is the upgrade gonna make a notable difference?

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    It looks pretty good, however theres 2 things i would def change:

    1. Get a SATAII hard drive, IDE is slower and has other disadvantages such as no NCQ.
    2. Get a 7900GT is you can, it will give much much better performance for the extra cash.

    People also have mixed opinions on Antec PSUs, their reputation seems to have lowered due to various reports of bad batches

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    Look good..but change the hdd for a seagate .10 drive and what about a X1800XT gfx card...seem really cheap at the moment

    The only other concern is..will the CPU be up to the job??


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    • MSIC's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H170M-ITX
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 6500
      • Memory:
      • 2 x 4GB Corsair Veng DDR4 2666
      • Storage:
      • 240GB SSD (boot) +1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ASUS GeForce 750Ti
      • PSU:
      • Silverstone 450W ST455F
      • Case:
      • Silverstone SG06-450
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      • Dell S2309W
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet FiberTTC
    Best value 'bang for buck' card used to be 7600GT, way back in...oh...four months ago. Nowadays, it's a 7900GS (the GT is a tiny bit better, but not better value unless you find a great deal). £116 at Scan, will easily beat a 7600GT (unfortunately for me )
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