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02-16-07, 06:22 AM
P4 651 3.4ghz @ 4.0Ghz -
2Gb DDRII Dual Channel 533Mhz ram. Cant upgrade further on mobo
MSI 7900GTO (Sold)
2x320gb SATA II RAID
1x250gb SATA II
ThermalTake Purepower 680w
Dell 2407wfp 24"
18x Samsung DVD-+RW
NZXT Lexa Classic
XFI XtremeMusic
Creative Gigaworks G500
Asrock Xfireesata2+ mobo
Stock CPU cooler

Hello all (especially jakup and Tikiman ;) ), I have a few questions for you guys. I have the above pc, and wish to upgrade. I have exams in a few months so will only be able to put in a few hours a night :D . Therefore I am looking for a sensible upgrade for the above rig.

I dont mind selling bits and pieces. I have sold my GTO. Didnt get alot for it on ebay @ 111 but I can live with that.

What would be your recommended course of action. Pieces to sell, bits to get? I am running the dell 2407wfp so it has to be fairly high end. However I do NOT want to spend a hellava lot because I want the best rig money can buy in the summer so I can enjoy making it.

I have a budget of around 300 and I have 100 in paypal, so around 400.


02-16-07, 06:23 AM
I think the motherboard is the weak link. Does anyone know any cheap overclocking boards that will support 533mhz ram and a c2d

02-16-07, 09:03 AM
I think your best option would be to get a Core2Duo E6300 or E4300. Then a 8800GTS. Depending on what model you go with its 300-400.