Originally Posted by shozzking
why a core i3? you cant unlock it and make it a quad core, the core i3 is incredibly overpriced.
Originally Posted by Mutant Corn
$99 for a hyperthreading dual core that can top 3.5 ghz on the stock cooler doesn't sound overpriced to me.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
Right now, I'm reading up and studying as much as possible! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I am trying to find all different combos for:
CPU (I don't know how many cores vs. speed - which is more important and I don't want it to be overpriced -- for me)
DDR2 vs. DDR3 (It seems like I can stay with what I'm at with a good deal and 4GB of DDR2 memory at 800Mhz, which I don't know if that's any good in the first place)
Motherboard (I need a socket AM3 for my motherboard if I'm going to stick with my CPU that I already have. The clarity on whether or not the one that I already has, has a socket AM3, is very confusing. (Just like that sentence I just wrote
) The motherboard and CPU I am talking about is listed at the bottom of this post. If you could let me know what you think, that would be great. Because, well, it says "AM3 CPU ready", but in the description, it says it's AM2+...?!!?
I am still confused on whether or not I need a graphics card. I am barely going to be playing hard-core video games, most likely just old time-y games at the most. and If I will want to play hardcore games in the future, then I'll get a graphics card. But do I need one to start off with?
And, while I was researching, it seems like the computer "beeps" at you when you boot it for the first time (and every time after that), but that doesn't make any sense if you have no speakers, right??
Fill me in on the conversation, please
and if you have ANY suggestions for my problems listed above, let me know!
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - $62
Motherboard: Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard - $80
RAM: OCZ 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 Memory - $70
OH and I'm having trouble trying to figure out if this is still a good deal... what do you think?
Case: Cooler Master Elite 330 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case - Part of Bundle ($80)
Or should I buy them seperately, drop the fan, and get a better case? I mean, that case is all right for me. And, do I need a static wristband/what are the extra crap I need? I was reading a book and the author said all I need to do is "ground" myself by touching some metal.. true or false?