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suggestions for new mobo/cpu


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shinakuma9

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hey
im in canada, looking to upgrade my comp
i need a new pci-e motherboard with a new cpu
looking for something like with atleast 1-2 pci-e slots and support for dual core
there are mobo/cpu bundles that are sold
trying to keep the tab under $250 at most
any suggestions from here?

http://www.tigerdire...lc.asp?CatId=14

i would prefer a decent core 2 duo processor :)
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Titan8990

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Does your current set up use DDR or DDR2 RAM? If it uses DDR RAM then you will be looking at needing an upgrade on that as well. What is your current MOBO/CPU combo? With your budget AMD might be the better selection.

Are you aware that you will have to repair install the OS?

I recommend this:

MOBO: http://www.ncix.com/...acture=Gigabyte

CPU: http://www.ncix.com/...nufacture=Intel

AMD:

MOBO: http://www.ncix.com/...acture=Gigabyte

CPU: http://www.ncix.com/...manufacture=AMD

With this current budget the AMD side will outperform the Intel side.
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Ok the best would be just to buy them seperate like this:

CPU :

CORE 2 DUO E4600 2.4 GHZ $149.99

MOBO:

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L $99.99


Soorena

Edited by SOORENA, 08 December 2007 - 01:50 PM.

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Thats the exact same Intel combo I selected....

I recommend the AMD set up here but you will have better choices to upgrade with the Intel.

Edited by Titan8990, 08 December 2007 - 01:54 PM.

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And I DON'T recommend the AMD setup since the CPU I suggested beats the 5200 hands down.

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