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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by herbs, 8 Dec 2007.

  1. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    I've been out of the cpu & mobo upgrade market for a good 2-3 years (sempron 2800+ is my fast pc), so im thinking of buying a cheap pentuim dual core cpu and possible overclocking. I'm on a strict budget of £140 inc delivery for cpu and mobo, ram; i'm looking at the following

    2x 1GB 6400 DDR approx £40 (probably corsair or something similar)
    1x E2160 dual core approx £40
    1x Gigabyte GA-G31MX-S2 £45

    I might go for a cheap geforce 8500 later but if I can get away without a graphics card then all the better, I won't be playing games (wow a few years back i would have laughed at that post) on this setup just the odd video editing and normal light duties. Has anyone else got a better choice of mobo for around £40-50 mark or has any experience of the mobo?
     
  2. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    Bump.
     
  3. hammerfall4ever

    hammerfall4ever What's a Dremel?

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    Everything is good but mainboard!
     
  4. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    ^ Well there isn't much choice if you want integrated graphics.
     
  5. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    Ok what about a P31 chipset and a geforce 8400 this adds another £25-30. Any suggestions
     
  6. hammerfall4ever

    hammerfall4ever What's a Dremel?

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    I would rather take some gigabyte mbo with P35 chipset, also I would take 2600XT or 2600pro these graphic cards are better than 8400 :thumb:
     
  7. Gravemind123

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    P31 is quite similar to G31, and not worth the extra price. If you don't need more then integrated graphics for your use, don't get more then integrated graphics. The G31 board should be fine for running the system at stock, and stock should be enough for random daily tasks and the occasional video editing.
     
  8. herbs

    herbs Nobody but us chickens

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    That adds a lot to the cost, which at this time of year is not feasible.

    Thanks for all the replies I think I'll wait till after the new year and add more to the budget.
     

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