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Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 and MSI P35 Platinum

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My computer recently stopped working due to my motherboard failing, so i have decided to pretty much get an entire new system.

Im going to use the following from my old pc:

Mid-Tower Case
SilverStone ST50EF-PLUS 500W Continuous PSU

Now i need to get a few new components, and im currently looking at the following:

MSI P35 Platinum Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0 Ghz)

I will also need to get DDR2 RAM and a new Graphics card, but im not sure what i want yet.

Im not looking to spend a heap of money on this thing, which is why im using a few of my old parts from my old computer to save on costs for the new computer.

What do you all think of this combo of Mobo/CPU? Im open to suggestions, thanks in advance :whistling:
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Can you provide a budget. Also will you be using your keybaord/mouse/monitor/OS from your past build?

Edited by james_8970, 15 September 2007 - 09:34 PM.

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Yeah sorry,

Im trying to work with around $1000 Australian, im not sure how much that is in other currencies sorry.

I will be using my old keyboard, mouse, monitor, and OS aswell.

I've just recently found that my power unit blew up along with the rest of my old PC aswell, so I need a new one of those also.
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Hi Wolferine111! It's good to see a fellow Aussie on these boards... :blink:

If you like, you can have a look at my thread, I'm upgrading with a strict $1000 budget as well - pretty much the same scenario as you (except mine currently hasn't blown up yet! :help: ) So take a peek and see what kind of ideas we have discussed already. Then you can take what you want/cut out the rest, and post here.


I think you'll find for the price/performance, you should cut down to the E6750 (which is what I'm getting).
Do you need to factor in a new hard drive as well?

Cheers! :whistling:
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