Want to spend $500 on upgrades - comments needed

london_prophet

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I'm about to head back to the UK from the US (after 6 months) and thought I'd take about $500-600 worth of upgrades back:

At the moment I have (* = want to upgrade)

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 Motherboard
*E4200 CPU (or something, my friend has borrowed by E6600 while I've been in the US)
*2GB GeiL 667Mhz RAM
Antec P182 Case
*Tagan 450W PSU
*ATI x1900xtx
Windows XP

I was thinking
E8500 + Arctic Cool er Freezer 7
ATI 4870

PSU - what would be decent? I really want one with disconnectable wires.

Ram is a problem - I'm not sure which 1066 RAM is going to be compatible - anyone help?
 
I think the CPU is kinda fine... U could try to OC it with an after market HSF. The rest is fine, get the DDR2@1066, if u OC that'll give you some room. The 4870 will keep up very well with the E4200 OCed.

Now, i can't tell you how much u would be able to squeeze from the E4200, but a E8500 is kinda unnecesary and u only need a E7200 or E6600. They go by cheaper and have great OC.

Esop!

EDIT: Forgot about the PSU. Try getting a 500W PSU or better.
 

V3NOM

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sigh you don't need 1066 RAM...the E4200 has a 10x multiplier.... my E4400 sucks with ocing though it wont go past 100MHz overclock -_-
 

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