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Old 10-15-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a quick upgrade on my desktop PC, it's been neglected for the last 3 years or so as i've got a very decent work PC and i usually just remotely log into that for anything i need to do but now i think it's time for an upgrade.

It's currently sitting with an old Dual Core e2160 with 2Gb DDR2 667 RAM.

Im not a gamer at all so i think i've just got an old 7100GS in there. I can see your shocked expressions already :O

I'm just lookng to bring it up to speed a little on a very tight budget. I know the i seris from Intel are in a league of there own but is there anything AMD can offer on the lower end of the budget scale?

I'm looking for 4Gb RAM and a half decent processor and motherboard to be compatible. USB 3.0 would be nice as I will have an external hardrive with music being loaded into my DJ program that could do with being as fast as possible but not essential.

Budget, well 100 would be lovely for all 3 but not practical so i guess i'm looking at 150 - 200.

I have an old 500 Watt PSU, old hard drive, old case and DVD drive so i just need CPU, Mobo and RAM.
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Would something like this help?

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Memory is cheap, you could pick that up anywhere.
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What about a Pentium G2100T. It's cheep and it have integrated graphics so you don't need a separately graphics card.
it's a bad GPU it has integrated, but that is to expect. it supports dual monitors though.
your budget is too low for a mid end mobo, so just get what you can afford, as long it is a lga 1155.
RAM is not that expensive. get a 2x2 kit with casL 9. those usually cost around. 30-45
i found some Corsair XMS3 2 x 2 GB for a low price of 28.
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Thanks guys.

Hammy that would be helpful if it was in the UK

Will check out the G2100T i was hoping for a low end i3 i think there going for around 100 or so which leave me maybe 50 for the mobo and 40 for the RAM.

I've seen single sticks of DDR3 4Gb for around 20 so i think i'll get that giving me the chance to get another 4Gb later.
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Thanks guys.

Hammy that would be helpful if it was in the UK

Ahhh yes, sorry, didn't think about that.
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I can see prices in the UK is cheaper then here in Denmark. UK here i come. ^^
I found this on a UK hardware site:
CPU: Intel CPU Core i3 2120 Sandy Bridge Dual Core Processor Socket 1155 - BX80623I32120 - Scan.co.uk
RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop - CMX4GX3M1A1600C9 - Scan.co.uk
MoBO: Asus P8H61-MX USB3 Motherboard micro-ATX USB 3.0/2.0 ErP Ready - Scan.co.uk

CPU = 90
RAM = 15
MoBo = 40
Total = 145

I don't know if the motherboard is good enough for you. No OC support, only 2 RAM dimm's, No RAID support and Only SATA2.

i also did find this one:
This mobo does have RAID, SATA3 and 4 Dimm's (still no OC). but the price increases with 23. it cost 63
MSI H77MA-G43 Intel H77 Socket 1155 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk
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