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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by DarkEgo, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. DarkEgo

    DarkEgo

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    Alright I am ordering some new computer parts to day, and have a $350 MAX budget. The cheaper the better. I need I have 3 Options.
    CPU Option #1
    E7200 $124.99
    Xigmatek S1283 and retention bracket $43.98
    MX-2 $6.99
    Total $186.84 shipped

    CPU Option #2
    E8500 189.99
    total 189.99 shipped

    CPU option #3
    Something else (specify)

    Motherboard/ Harddrive option #1
    BIOSTAR TForce P43 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138122 $89.99
    Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098 $64.99
    Total $163.99 shipped

    Motherboard/ Harddrive option #2
    ASUS P5Q Pro $149.99
    @ 80 GB Wester Digital "WD800JD's in RAID 0 (already have)
    Total $149.99 shipped

    Motherboard/ harddrive option #3
    Something else (specify)

    I do intend to overclock.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say the E7200, the biostar motherboard, and any HDD that will fit into your budget.
    *You can't go wrong with that R1283 either. :D
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    P5Q Pro + E7200 + Xigmatek is a awesome combo. I got my E7200 to 4ghz stable 24/7 on the same board/cooler.
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    seemes like this will yield the most performance upgrade.

    HDD you can always just wait for special and order something cheap.
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    Would the regular P5Q be ok? I ask because I don't want to spend $20 when I will never use crossfire.
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    I think the only difference is the cooling and Crossfire. Ket still makes modded bios's for P5Q non pro's too. If you think your never gonna use CF go with the P5Q. I know im not but the 24pin is located in the stupidest spot ever..
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    No one gets AC Freezers anymore :p Its all about Xigmatek S1283 nowa days! And I had a DFI LanParty P35, the same board essentially, and my P45 OC's way better and ASUS packs a ton of awesome features like BIOS flashing in the BIOS, ExpressGate, SixEngine(if your not OCing), good hardware monitor and overclocking software and alot of cool accessories like the IO plate and the front panel set up thing.
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