DazzeL

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Hi guys,
I'm really strapped for cash atm but also want to try to do a cheap upgrade for my current, outdated, rig. Here's what I'm thinking...

My current build:
Athlon X2 4200+ (Socket 939....)
2GB DDR 333
GeForce 8800GT 512mb
NF4 LanParty Ultra-D mobo

The other stuff is all ok, 250GB SATA HDD, 450W Antec PSU etc.

I was thinking - would this be the best way to spend £150:

4GB DDR2 6400
Athlon X2 6000+
Then a £60ish Asus AM2+ motherboard that I was just looking at on overclockers.

Do you think I would see much performance boost? I'm using WinXP Pro atm and don't really see the point in switching to Vista just yet - I'm aware XP will only use like 3.3GB of the RAM.

Thanks for any advice!
 

fullmetall

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probably be better getting the AM2 6000+ it will defenantly boost your performance.

getting this and a new mobo means getting ram that will go along with it, as in ddr2 800.. thats ddr 333 wont work.
 

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Thats a really low quality board, only hold's 2 slots of ram and 4gb can only be used, ddr2 800 is as high as it will go... ill check some more out on that website. you do know that it was a micro atx board right? micro atx boards are for mini cases.

whats your budget?
 

DazzeL

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I've not really got a budget set in stone but I am just trying to keep this as cheap as possible - if I could keep the whole thing (cpu, ram, mobo) to £150 that would be good.

I know that's micro-atx but it's easy enough to install one of those into a normal atx case.

Thanks for the help, I would like to buy from overclockers.co.uk if possible as they've always been good in the past.
 

fullmetall

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Asus M3A78-EM AMD 780G (Socket AM2+)
£72.44 inc VAT
£62.99 ex VAT

OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2
£39.09 inc VAT
£33.99 ex VAT

It says its VDimm and i can't find anything on that motherboard about what kind of dimm it uses but, its probably correct.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000 3.10GHz
£68.99 inc VAT
£59.99 ex VAT

guessings its a little over £150.00
 

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I did look at that one, it's probably just as good, has really great reviews, its a 2.7ghz probably with a high mulitplier to help oc easily at dual core, shows that its just as quick as an e8400 just not as much cache. 10 cheaper than the 6000+