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  1. laszlo

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    My DFI mobo has died and even i just upgrade my cpu to x2 4200 i decide to build a new rig:

    MOBO:
    1-Abit IP35PRO ;2-Asus P5k-e;3-Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4

    Mem:
    1-Mushkin HP2-8500;2-Corsair 1066;3- A-Data vitesta 800

    CPU
    1-Core 2 7200;2-8400

    1=440 usd 2=550 usd
    My 1st option is 1 any suggestion ?
     
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    Look into option 2 only switch out that ram for some ocz, corsair, gskill or other good ddr2 800 ram
     
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    I'd say go with 2 and put in the Mushkin RAM
     
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    I would get the Gigabyte, just because I think they have better quality.

    Mushkin would be the way to go and same with the E8400.
     
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    i can change the CPU with a q6600(GO stepp)same price as the 8400 is worth it?

    and also at memory i can buy 4GB 800MHz DDR2 CL5 DHX Dual Channel Kit at same price but i don't know if i use under XP 4 Gb ram i know i'll loose from it but will the syst. function withour error?
     
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    99% of the games out today don't utilize the 4 cores of a quad cpu yet. A fast dual core like the 8400 is all you really need for todays games. By the time games use 4 cores, the q6600 will be severely outdated IMHO

    Your system will function just fine with 4 gig of ram installed, it'll just use 3 gig though.
     
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    about cpu i had the same thoughts

    i'm not sure how well oc a pair of 2 giga ram
     
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    Since building two of my PCs around ASUS motherboards (M2NPV-VM and P5E3 Deluxe) I've become an ASUS fan but then I gigabyte board for a mate's build recently and was also impressed. I was a bit disappointed with my Abit (F-I90HD) though.

    I'd recommend spending more on motherboard and less on cpu/mem as prices are always coming down and cpu/mem are easy upgrades further along the line but a motherboard upgrade is more hassle, so make sure that's the one purchase you get absolutely right!
     
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    Option 2 with the e7200 gets my vote. :D
     
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    Actually I think a mix is better. IP35, E7200, and Corsair 1066.
     

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