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Old December 20, 2012, 12:25 PM
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You know, I'm wondering if you may be better off just changing platform altogether. AMD has some very affordable Athlon II platforms...

MSI 760GM-P23 - $54.99
Kingston 2x4GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM - $34.99
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor - $69.99

Total: $159.97 + taxes/delivery.

You'd get a pretty major bump in performance over your old X2, and all for less money than you can spend on a new APU. You could then look for a used video card on the forums, or even go for:

ASUS Radeon HD7750 V2 - $112.99

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