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Old 08-09-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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OK, So, I currents have all the hard drives / Disk drives etc I would need, But I could do with upgrading my AMD 3000+, 1.5GB DDR Ram build...

How do the following sound:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145258 - Processor. This is a low-end C2D, But i should notice the difference between this and my good old AMD - And if i wanted to upgrade it, then it uses the standard Socket 775, and should be fine.
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135098 - Graphics (Not much gaming on this build, possibly a bit of CS:S)
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140061 - I know OCZ make some great Ram, so this is the obvious choice
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/108447 - Motherboard - I like Gigabyte as a brand, and this seems OK. Perhaps a P45 chipset would be nice though..

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Added PSU:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124922 - That might not be the best PSU available... but i'm on a budget. If you know of one that's a similar price, but better... Tell me please
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Your mobo and RAM links are backwards .

All seems fine to me, but yes I would upgrade the PSU, maybe this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114929

That's the same 8600GT I'll be getting later today for free :P, it's more than enough for CS:S.
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Everything looks good, just upgrade the power supply. I think the 8600gt requires at least 350watts.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:21 AM   #4
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OK, I'll add that to the list
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BUMP... Sorry guys, but yanno.. This got a bit burried
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Being that you on a budget, you really wont need much more than a 350W power supply for that setup. The one you picked will do, but for a better quality supply, the Antec Basiq Power 350W for 26.18 will work nicely.
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Okay, Thanks dude. I have three hard drives though, and two DVD drives... That wouldnt make much of a difference though, would it?
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Okay, Thanks dude. I have three hard drives though, and two DVD drives... That wouldnt make much of a difference though, would it?
I'd say get the PSU that you selected. The Antec is a solid choice, but in your case , you should get something with a little more wattage since you are using multiple hdd's and cd-roms. Plus, if you want to add a few more parts or do some upgrades, then your PSU will have enough power to handle it.
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That 8600GT Will run CS:S No problems,Also,that 500w PSU is plenty.
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OK, Thanks V.Much! What's the CPU Like... Will it be considerably better than my 3000+?
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