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Old 01-04-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Intel Celeron E3300 2.50 GHz Dual Core Processor, AND MORE!

Hi, i have some questions... first, is this system good for gaming? (i wanna make sure with all you because i will never have the knowledge some of you have now)
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asus P5G41T-M LX Motherboard
4 GB DDR3 RAM
Intel X4500 512 mb Video Card
intel Celeron E3300 Dual core 2.5 GHz
500 GB SATA2 16 mb Cache
ALLPCZONE ORION 400 WATT PSU
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NOTE: the strongest game i play right now is burnout paradise, not sure if ill get black ops yet...
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Second. i have heard from the local youtube that people manage to
OC their intel celeron E3300 to 3.5 Ghz STABLE. id like to know how many here think that sounds doable. i dont know because this is the first new and fast computer im going to buy (sometime tommorow). at first i thought that a 2.5 dual core was good but finding out people OC these as well makes me wonder how frikin awsome it is to do, or IF this processor can handle it. if it is deemed safe enough with the above specs, i'll go ahead and do it. (when i have the computer)
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Intel Celeron E3300 2.50 GHz Dual Core Processor, AND MORE!

Celerons are the cheap Intel CPUs. They are not good performers, especially in a gaming rig. I used to overclock a couple of old Celeron PCs I used to have, but was never impressed with their performance.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: Intel Celeron E3300 2.50 GHz Dual Core Processor, AND MORE!

what were the specs of your celeron pc's?
were they less then the specs i listed?
you cant blame a processor for the performance of a computer. even an i7 would suck with 512 mb ram
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:06 PM   #4
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That computer will not be any good for gaming. The CPU is an older low end model. The GPU is intel onboard. The PSU is terrible. Basically, you will have to completely rebuild it to turn it into a decent gamer.

What is your budget? I could almost definitely put something better than that together.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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id be happy if you could find me better than what im currently going to get.
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I'll put something together on newegg. Can you reuse the OS from your current PC?
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Yes, my current pc specs are
250 GB IDE HDD
Nvidia Geforce 6200 256 mb
4 GB DDR1 RAM
Intel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz

none of my current pc needs too be reused, just make it better than the one i have provided, and all for around 300 dollars.
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Okay, here's what I came up with. You lose a little RAM and HDD, but everything else is tons better. This computer will actually be able to do some real gaming.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCGMBOX
Newegg.com - MSI 740GM-P25 AM3 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - PowerColor AX4830 512MD3 Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3K2/2GR
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GZ-KF03B Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Your current copy of Windows 7

Comes to $298 + shipping. If you can stretch the budget a little, here are some upgrades.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $7 extra
Newegg.com - GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model GVP34GB1333C9DC $16 extra
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(i'll edit this when i have words, need second to collect self pride)

EDIT: are you sure its all compatable?!?!
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EDIT: are you sure its all compatable?!?!
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