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Hardware What Hardware Should I Buy? - August 2009

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 11 Aug 2009.

  1. specofdust

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    Really reckon it's worth it with a budget of 2-250 for CPU/Mobo/Ram? If you say it is, I shall trust ye :D
     
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    What have you got now?
     
  3. specofdust

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    E6300 at 1.8Ghz because I voltmodded my motherboard just a little bit too much and wrecked it, and 2GB of 6400.
     
  4. Guest-16

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    £250 won't get you i5, mobo and memory. Not if you look at the price of an i5 alone. Although it'll be a nice jump.
     
  5. specofdust

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    X3 720 it is I guess. Cheers.
     
  6. Guest-16

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    You might want to consider saving instead *hint*
     
  7. specofdust

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    Your hints always confuse me <3 - Will hold on and see what I can sell.
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    £100 mobo + £150 i5 750 + £60 4GB DDR3 RAM. very affordable, and reachable with a bit of saving ;)
     
  9. Guest-16

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    We're still evaluating the £100 mobos to see whether it's worth pairing with an i5, but what you've got there is over £300 :p Plus that DDR3.. £60 is a bit optimistic unless you go for very cheap stuff - prices went up recently iirc.
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    My question would be:

    Is it worth upgrading from an E6600 @ 3.6 GHz with 4GB PC6400?

    But I guess I'll have to wait for Tuesday to get an answer, right?
     
  11. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    DDR3 prices is a bitch. was £70 for very nice tri-channel, and now it's £70 for some average dual channel.

    had to pay £135 for the now-average Dominators. ones i got are probably Corsair's first batch of DDR3, only 1600Mhz cas9.


    like P35 and P45, surely, i would have thought lower prices on motherboard would just mean less stuff, no "drive xpert" or express gate that won't be used and doesn't work on AHCI (respectively)
     
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