Help Me Choose
Okay, so the computer turns out okay, except that i have to get a refund my Gigabyte board, find a way to sell my 4800+ (if it still works), and the OCZ Vendetta 2 aftermarket HSF. I think i Ram might be a little damaged because it seems pretty slow, i will run Memtest later to find out, and i havent checked if my 8800GT yet.
*Skip this if you dont want to know what happened to my system*
For those who doesnt know what happened to my computer, i recently bought a new OCZ 600W PSU, and swapped with a Gigbabyte board, and when i first install it, i heard a loud screeching noise and didnt stop till i unplugged it, then after a couple of hours, i heard a pop, and my whole system went down (came from the PSU because i saw a spark), then it just wouldnt post no more, put it back to my old motheboard, and it still wouldnt post. and i was freaking out because i was going to give the old board to an client of mine, and if the mobo died, i would i have to go buy a new one, and i just dont have the money. But everything turned out fine except what i said up there, and i got a refund from micro center for the PSU.
So anyways, i dont have a board to test my CPU, and i dont want to buy a new board to find out that the CPU doesnt work. So I think the Time is Now. The Time To Betray AMD, and Switch Over to Intel.
I need some help finding a board and CPU, my budget is $200 for now, i want a board that support DDR2 800, and PCI-E 2.0 if possible, and want a Core 2 Duo.
Right now i got an AMD board that doesnt support C2D, and has a Pentium D 2.80Ghz, and i am using my old ram, HDD, and drives.
So its kind of a big downgrade, and cant really game much until i get the board and CPU
Anyways, Thanks for those that helped.
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