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Old July 9, 2007, 01:22 AM
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I'm planning on upgrading my computer w/ $600~

Here are the items I have so far, what I need is suggestions on which parts I should get that are better and around the same price! It's going to be overclocked as much as I can btw.

Asus P5K motherboard
I need a board that is cheap and can overclock real well. I saw the DFI Dark as another selection, but I heard this chipset overclocks better.

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
I was tied between this, the E4400, and the E6320.

Mushkin EM PC2-6400 2GB
I need 2gb of decent ram in a cheap range, I didn't see a reason to go really higher, but if there is anothing better within this price range I'd like to know.

ASUS Radeon X1950 Pro
And finally my video card! I don't have the money to go all out on an 8800GTS, so in the time being I think this should suffice. It's at a great price and has a very nice cooler on it.


As I said suggestions/alternatives would be great! Thanks!

(All products on Direct Canada or NCIX please)

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Old July 9, 2007, 05:26 AM
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i wouldn't change a thing. with the e4300 you don't even really need a good ocing board. any of the new p5k boards will do 333fsb so 3ghz for you is a reasonable/solid goal.
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Old July 15, 2007, 01:31 AM
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to save you even more.. if you want.. buy the e2*** series.. they have 1mb l2 cache but you dont need more than 1mb.. :P unless you copy and paste loads.. and they overclock nicely to 3ghz easy at lower price... call those e2*** chips the Celeron version but in much better performance and and price than the normal celly's we had before ;)

thats just if you wanna save money otherwise buy what you had in mind and if you want the 8800GTS :P
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Old July 16, 2007, 11:39 AM
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with the p5k you can run the ram at 1066, it costs a bit more to get ram that will run at that speed without overclocking it but it will be worth the price increase for the performance increase.
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I would go 6320 over 4300, 4mb cache and prob better max fsb.
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4mb cache is only uselful if you copy and paste stuff and etc... other than that 1mb is perfect.. and on Guru 3D .com a guy with a E2x xx O/Ced one to 3.9ghz...
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I think the cache is more than just for copying and pasting...

I'd rather a E6320 with 4MB cache over the E4300. Also since your intending to overclock, get some decent cooling for the CPU. Also make sure your case has some airflow as well.
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I suggest you wait for the Intel price drops next week
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