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    This upgrade any good?

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?s...m_campaign=wof

    is this a good upgrade kit?

    Would it cost much more to get better ram and mobo?

    Not planning to o/c immediately but will want to o/c the hardware at some point.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Save your cash mate, bog standard bits with no room for even modest overclocking, which is a shame because that chip should give you 3ghz easy with the right board.

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    which is the best board for that processor(e4300)?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Do you want to overclock? and how much have you got to spend?

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    Yes, I do want to overclock. Budget will prob be about £500but if mobo is pcie then I will need to include a new graphics card in that as well.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    P5B deluxe (120 ish)
    E4300 (110 ish)
    geil/ocz 6400 ram (120-130 ish, see bargain forum)

    leaves about 150-160 for a graphics card, should be able to get something decent for that

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    for 150-160 you can pick up an X1950XT or go cheaper and get a X1950pro, both are great cards.

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    or...take your 6800 out of your current PC, and save up for DX10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    or...take your 6800 out of your current PC, and save up for DX10?
    Im guessing its agp.

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    didnt think of that

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    • starbuck's system
      • Motherboard:
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    it is agp, which is what I'm a bit gutted about as it's a great card.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    • starbuck's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • E6600
      • Memory:
      • 4gb
      • Storage:
      • 2x500gb Samsung spinpoint in raid 0, 320gb diamondmax SATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GT240
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 850watt
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      • Silverstone TJ05
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      • 20" Dell(rebadged sony) trinitron CRT
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    which is better for overclocking, e4300 or 6300?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    With slower memory the E4300 is a better bet. There is a 320mb 8800GTS being released soon and it costs around 200 quid and is a DX10 card. It is also a very fast DX9 card too!

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