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tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland
My mobo or CPU fried so I need some new parts. Budget is around 200-250€

Was thinking of ASUS P5Q SE2 (80€) and E8400 (155€), are these a good buy?
androoz
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+137|4548|United States
PSU, GPU info etc?
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,629|5123|Catherine Black
https://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
androoz
Banned
+137|4548|United States

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
Is that gonna be much of an improvement from your current mobo and CPU? Why not just save up for an i5.
tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland

androoz wrote:

PSU, GPU info etc?
PSU: 500W
GPU: 9800GT
RAM: 2GB DDR2 800MHz
WIN XP
androoz
Banned
+137|4548|United States

tupla_s wrote:

androoz wrote:

PSU, GPU info etc?
PSU: 500W
GPU: 9800GT
RAM: 2GB DDR2 800MHz
WIN XP
Yeah go ahead then. E8400 is a pretty solid dual core CPU.

Or go with this for your mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a … 6813128358

Don't think it matters much though.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,629|5123|Catherine Black

androoz wrote:

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
Is that gonna be much of an improvement from your current mobo and CPU? Why not just save up for an i5.
Only about 9000x better / I might just save up for an i7 with that logic.
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
DDR2 doesn't work in a DDR3 mobo right? Would then need to buy new ram and would go over budget.
androoz
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+137|4548|United States

Finray wrote:

androoz wrote:

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
Is that gonna be much of an improvement from your current mobo and CPU? Why not just save up for an i5.
Only about 9000x better / I might just save up for an i7 with that logic.
o lol what's your current cpu?
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,629|5123|Catherine Black

androoz wrote:

Finray wrote:

androoz wrote:


Is that gonna be much of an improvement from your current mobo and CPU? Why not just save up for an i5.
Only about 9000x better / I might just save up for an i7 with that logic.
o lol what's your current cpu?
E5200

tupla_s wrote:

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
DDR2 doesn't work in a DDR3 mobo right? Would then need to buy new ram and would go over budget.
Jah, you would need new RAM.. but it'd be worth it. Technology is going -> that way. 775 sockets are going out, i3/5/7 are going to become standard. Save money now, or save it in the future..
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland

Finray wrote:

tupla_s wrote:

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
DDR2 doesn't work in a DDR3 mobo right? Would then need to buy new ram and would go over budget.
Jah, you would need new RAM.. but it'd be worth it. Technology is going -> that way. 775 sockets are going out, i3/5/7 are going to become standard. Save money now, or save it in the future..
Sure if I was just upgrading I'd save some money and get better parts, but since my current PC is broken I need to get what I can afford now.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,629|5123|Catherine Black

tupla_s wrote:

Finray wrote:

tupla_s wrote:


DDR2 doesn't work in a DDR3 mobo right? Would then need to buy new ram and would go over budget.
Jah, you would need new RAM.. but it'd be worth it. Technology is going -> that way. 775 sockets are going out, i3/5/7 are going to become standard. Save money now, or save it in the future..
Sure if I was just upgrading I'd save some money and get better parts, but since my current PC is broken I need to get what I can afford now.
Hmm this is true.. but "better parts" isn't why I suggested what I did, E8400 vs i3, you're not going to notice a vast improvement, I was more thinking of future proofing.

If you don't have the cash, E8400 will do you good for a while. Not sure on mobos myself.
If you can get the cash, go for i3/i5.
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

What are you going to play? If its anything newer like Bad Company 2 you want cheap quad core over that E8400. You can get quads for the same price.
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tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

What are you going to play? If its anything newer like Bad Company 2 you want cheap quad core over that E8400. You can get quads for the same price.
Haven't followed the game market lately, so don't know what I'll be playing in the future. Though might try BC2.

What would you recommend then? Q8400? It's only 7€ more than the E8400
Mugen
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P II X4 955/965 >>> Q8400

it's even cheaper
tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland

Mugen wrote:

P II X4 955/965 >>> Q8400

it's even cheaper
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION is on sale for 149€. What would be a good max 100€ mobo for that?
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

tupla_s wrote:

Mugen wrote:

P II X4 955/965 >>> Q8400

it's even cheaper
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION is on sale for 149€. What would be a good max 100€ mobo for that?
Or you could get 945 and better mobo Gigabyte 790 something something
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Jean_Peste_tu?
Yes I Do
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Not to derail this thread but...
How's AMD sockets future proof vs. Intel i-serie?

Last build I chose Socket 939 and only a few months after it was disapearing.
(Yeah my sytem is old!  And since last october I want to upgrade but money is running out of my pocket with the house.)
tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland

GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

tupla_s wrote:

Mugen wrote:

P II X4 955/965 >>> Q8400

it's even cheaper
AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION is on sale for 149€. What would be a good max 100€ mobo for that?
Or you could get 945 and better mobo Gigabyte 790 something something
Not much of a price difference between 945 and 955 (Only 3€). Those gigabyte 790 mobos seem to all be ddr3, I need a ddr2 mobo. Would an ASUS M4N78 PRO be good?
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

Here, and not a bad price either  http://www.bulldog.fi/prodinfo.php?ti=13258

http://www.gigabyte.eu/Support/Motherbo … #anchor_os

Last edited by GC_PaNzerFIN (2010-02-09 08:25:31)

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tupla_s
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+455|5927|Finland
Is there much difference between that and ASUS M4N78 PRO? I could fit a freezer7pro rev.2 in to the budget if I bought the asus one.
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

tupla_s wrote:

Is there much difference between that and ASUS M4N78 PRO? I could fit a freezer7pro rev.2 in to the budget if I bought the asus one.
The gigabyte is quite a lot better. Freezer 7 Pro isn't very good for quad cores anyway so you might just go with the stock for a while and getsomething more suitable when you can afford it.
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presidentsheep
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GC_PaNzerFIN wrote:

tupla_s wrote:

Is there much difference between that and ASUS M4N78 PRO? I could fit a freezer7pro rev.2 in to the budget if I bought the asus one.
The gigabyte is quite a lot better. Freezer 7 Pro isn't very good for quad cores anyway so you might just go with the stock for a while and getsomething more suitable when you can afford it.
Scythe Mugen 2 is

also:

Jean_Peste_tu? wrote:

Not to derail this thread but...
How's AMD sockets future proof vs. Intel i-serie?
I was wondering this to.
I'd type my pc specs out all fancy again but teh mods would remove it. Again.
GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|5749|Finland

AM2+ is not future proof at all, AM3 is as future proof as any other highend socket atm.
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FloppY_
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+1,010|5621|Denmark aka Automotive Hell

Finray wrote:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2dw50th.png

That's what I'm getting soon..
I have to say, go for that mobo with an i5 750...

750 + P55 is really to best value/performance offer atm
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