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figgyx

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Cpu: intel core 2 duo E8400

MOBO: ASUS P5G41T-M LXT S

Graphics card: 1GB ATI RADEON HD 5770

HDD: 500GB SERIAL ATA 3GB/S

Power: Corsair 650W PSU

OS: Windows 7

RAM: 4GB SAMSUNG DUAL DDR3
 
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Welcome to TPU! Were you directed here from Yahoo answers?

Is the rig just for gaming? How much is your budget?
 
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aside from needing ddr2 not ddr3 that combo should work fine with a decent case
 
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#6
Yea that was me that directed you here.
Don't forget to use the "edit" button on your post, rather than double-posting ;)

The board does support DDR3, you are right.
Is the case included in the budget, or do you already have one?
 

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I thought that MOBO supported DDR3 ?
Don't think so, only a few LGA 775 mobos have DDR3 on them.(like the 790i)

That's a pretty decent gaming rig, nothing to spectacular, but a solid rig none the less .
 
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that board DOES support DDR3

I would say get a board from the Asus P5Q series, and downgrade the PSU to the HX-520 then you're pretty much sorted.



EDIT: Oh, and change for some DDR2! 4GB will be fine.
 
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It does support DDR3 :toast:
 

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Don't think so, only a few LGA 775 mobos have DDR3 on them.(like the 790i)

That's a pretty decent gaming rig, nothing to spectacular, but a solid rig none the less .
I agree . Nothing too special but it is a solid rig .
You should be looking at a Quad core IMHO . Why a dual core ?
 

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Wouldnt a decent dual core be better than a low end quad core? Plus im a bit low on cash as it is.
 
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the q8400 is about the same price as the e8400!




Bit overbudget, but that's me!!!

Downgrade the case maybe to keep it in budget?
 
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Scan needs to leave to be honest.....their prices are Scan-dalous. :shadedshu



eBuyer is often cheaper by a few £, take the 955 for example; £108.62 @ eBuyer - £111.57 @ Scan.


Shocking.
Even then some of their other products like gpu and hdd is just more expensive than scan and the cases aswell is abit more on ebuyer than scan.
 

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the q8400 is about the same price as the e8400!

http://img.techpowerup.org/100927/untitled.jpg


Bit overbudget, but that's me!!!

Downgrade the case maybe to keep it in budget?
The E8400 is a lot better in games than the Q8400, a higher clocked dual wins over a lower clocked quad in all but a select few current games.

I think I would go with a P45 or at least P43 board so you can push the E8400 to around 4GHz.
 
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Before this thread suffers mass derailment, how can figgy save money on kurosagi's suggestions, people?
 
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#24
The stuff I buy most often is cheaper on eBuyer; to each their own. :)
When i look at them it seems scan is like £1-3 cheaper on parts than ebuyer i want lol.
Also i think the build i put together is perfect with a quad and a GTX460 MSI cyclone version aswell.
Edit: easy just switch the case to the NZXT Beta Evo which is £35 or get a casecom 6788 or 6988 which are excellent budget case:
Casecom 6788 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Black....
Casecom KM-6988 Black Mid Tower Case with Full Bla...
 

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The E8400 is a lot better in games than the Q8400, a higher clocked dual wins over a lower clocked quad in all but a select few current games.

I think I would go with a P45 or at least P43 board so you can push the E8400 to around 4GHz.
While you are right, there is no point buying a dual core this late in the game.


Certainly not when you can get a quad for around the same price and be happy with 2 more cores regardless of how much they get used.

It's nice to have the extra power for later use and who knows; maybe he will decide Photo Shop is the way forward and we all know that app loves cores. :toast: