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    PC Upgrade - To good gaming pc

    Hello all..

    I am looking to upgrade my current set-up to a good gaming rig, hopefully that will last for a while. Please let me know all comments to the below:


    Current Set-Up:

    ABit IC7 Max3 Motherboard
    P4 3.2Ghz
    1GB Corsair XMS RAM
    256MB Abit 9800XT graphics


    Proposed Rig:

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3 iP965, S775

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=437659

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430631

    Memory: 1Gb (2X512Mb) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC5300 (667)

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=202604

    Graphics Card: 256MB Sapphire Radeon X1950Pro

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=481911

    Total Price: £394.11

    What do u think about the compatibility of the parts and the overall price for this??

    Thanks

    Matt,
    P4 3.2GHZ Potato Processor
    Corsair TwinX 1024Mb C2 3200 Low LatencyProSeries
    Abit IC7 - Max3
    Abit 256MB ATI 9800XT
    Sound Blaster Audigy ZS
    160GB Seagate SATA HDD

    In a Coolermaster Wavemaster
    with 450w CWT PSU

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    • GoNz0's system
      • Motherboard:
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    i would try to budget for 2x1mb sticks of ram.

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    DS3 is a half decent board, and the i965 chipset should allow you to have a decent OC. That said, you won't get far on DDR2-5300 ram, get at least some 6400 (800mhz) stuff.

    Otherwise, I'd be tempted to suggest the 4300, as if you max out 800mhz ram with it you will be hitting 3.6ghz

    Dave

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    • Papa Lazarou's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P55M-UD2
      • CPU:
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    Seems fine. If you are planning on overclocking it (and you should!) the memory will most likely be the limiting factor. Some decent DDR2-800 should allow you to push it further.

    2gb is recommended for future proofing but I appreciate if you can't afford it you can't afford it. Maybe get a 1gb module and another matching 1gb some time down the line. That will still leave two slots free.

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