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  • GFX Card

    Votes: 4 80.0%
  • Cooler

    Votes: 1 20.0%
  • RAM

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mobo

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New Member
Feb 15, 2009
3,323 (1.02/day)
Durban, South Africa
System Name My mobo is Laughing at me
Processor E7400
Motherboard P5KPL-E Bios flashed to 0601 (Piece of poo!!)
Cooling Thermalright Ultra 120a
Memory GENERIC 2 GB DDR2 800
Video Card(s) NONE!! Beat that!!
Storage 500GB SAMSUNG SATAII, 250GB SAMSUNG SATAII and o'l crappy 4gb maxtor
Display(s) ACER X223W Q
Case AEROCOOL ZERODEGREE (planning to mod)
Power Supply GIGABYTE 460W
Software Win 7 x86 build 7022
Benchmark Scores Super Pi 1m 17.000 :(
Jun 2, 2007
5,105 (1.31/day)
Processor Core i5 3570K
Motherboard AsRock z77 Pro4
Cooling Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Memory 2x4GB GSkill Sniper
Video Card(s) MSI GTX970 Gaming
Storage 240GB OCZ ARC 100, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Display(s) LG 23" 1920x1080
Case Antec P100
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Edge 750W
Software Windows 8.1 Pro 64
At that amount of money and looking at your specs, you might as well save up for a CPU or GPU. Unless you've got stock cooling on your CPU, then you might consider a CPU cooler.
Jan 7, 2008
3,923 (1.07/day)
System Name Main / Home Media Serever
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.75ghz / AMD AM3 5200+ x2
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance / Biostar 790GX
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight / XIGMATEK Apache
Memory 12gb of G.Skill Value Series DDR3 / 4x 1gb DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 6870 1gb / Asus Radeon 5450 512mb
Storage 2x Samsung 830 64gb SSD Raid 0 & 750gb WD Blue HDD / OCZ Vertex II 80GB & 10TB of HDD Space
Display(s) 2x Acer 24" LED / Samsung 50" LED
Case Xigmatek Asgard II / APEX PC-389-C
Power Supply Rosewill 750w / Antec EArthwatts 380w
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 14.04
I agree. I would save up for a better cpu or gpu. I would recommend a new CPU first though.

I would say aim for one of the intel e5xxx chips or if you can save up longer for one of the intel e7xxx chips. Intel is supposed to be dropping prices soon anyways, so that will also help.
Oct 10, 2007
1,540 (0.41/day)
System Name :3
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 3ghz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard
Cooling cm 212 EVO
Memory G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
Video Card(s) BFG GTX 275
Storage WD black 500gb Samsung 1tb
Display(s) 27" 1366x768 Olevia 527v
Case Antec Three Hundred
Audio Device(s) ALC889
Power Supply CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ac
Software Windows 8 pro
cpu befor gpu? you sure? e2140 is a super overclocker, e2200 should be too right?

26.54GIPS 19.33GFLOPS
8.29MIPS/MHZ 6.03MFLOPS/mhz

thats what i get at 3.2ghz, you sure thats not enough? for games i mean


New Member
Mar 23, 2009
22 (0.01/day)
New York, US
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750BE @ 3.5ghz
Motherboard DFI LP JR 790GX
Cooling ARCTIC COOLING ACF64, 2x 120mm case fans
Memory Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 4x1GB
Video Card(s) XFX GeForce 7900 GT 256mb
Storage WD SE16 250GB / WD Caviar GP 500GB
Display(s) ACER X223w & ViewSonic VG2230wm
Case ULTRA Grid Mid Tower
Audio Device(s) na
Power Supply Antec SmartPower 2.0 450W
Software Vista 64bit Home Pro
A Radeon HD 4830 would be a huge upgrade for you but it looks like it's double your budget on those sites. If I was you I'd wait. Your getting a good OC on your CPU with a stock cooler, your RAM is plenty. If you can same up another R600 ($50) a HD 4830 should be within your reach and would greatly improve your gaming performance. The 4830 out performs the 8800-9800GT at the same price point.