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Andycb

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Hey, I currently have a compaq pc with 500W psu,Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (Conroe) processor - 1.86GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB, Socket 775, Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+, Leonite2 GL8E mobo and a 250GB Serial ATA (SATA-3G) hard drive - 7,200 RPM, 3.5-inch form factor.

I use the pc for gaming, it runs COD black ops ok but not fantastic so should I upgrade some of the parts or use some of the parts and build a new one.

Any help and i will be very grateful

Andy

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Andycb

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I'm running Vista not XP. I would say around the price of the bundle i posted, maybe up to £130. (not much i know), The graphic card i will replace at a later date as they are quite expensive i believe. I might buy a new graphics card after I sell the motherboard,cpu and RAM i have now once i replace them.

Have to say its mind boggoling how many dif components there are.

I'd be lost if it wasn't for the help from you guys on this forum so thats.

Andy

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Andycb

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Hey, I was looking through the chart from the last link and would this CPU go with the selected motherboard and Ram from earlier??

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/processors/amdathlonx2andx4/amd/adx640wfgmbox.html

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gengiscant

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I have been building for years, and when I decide its time for another one it can take a couple of weeks,if not more,to decide on the components.As for the CPU that you have linked to that will be fine.

Get yourself a cheap case: http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cases/ and do not forget to get yourself some thermal paste.http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cooling/thermalandcompounds/AS5PREMIUM3.5g.html

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Andycb

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right i have found these which i think using your cpu chart are better, correct me if i am wrong. here goes.

motherboard= http://www.ebuyer.com/220150-asus-m4a88t-m-880g-socket-am3-onboard-graphics-8-channel-audio-matx-motherboard-m4a88t-m

cpu= http://www.pc-titan.com/productinfo.php?currency=GBP&info=p4845AMD-Athlon-II-X3-440--3x-3-00GHz--boxed--ADX440WFGIBOX-ADX440WFG.html

RAM= http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002TISFCG/ref=oxscacttitle1?ie=UTF8&m=A38UDII8M9Z5GS

that will be around £120 with delievery which would be fine, let me know if that is ok.

Thanks Again

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gengiscant

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Why have you chosen that motherboard as there is nothing wrong with your other selection, do not be persuaded by onboard graphics, they are rubbish for proper gaming. Stay away from PC Titan:PC titan anyway the 640 is better than the 440. The RAM is fine, I have checked the memory support list for the Asus M4A78LT-M LE

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gengiscant

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Try these:

Gigabyte GA-M68M-S2P NVIDIA nForce 630a (Socket AM3) Motherboard 1 £27.49

AMD Dual Core Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition 3.3GHz 7MB Socket AM3 - Retail 1 £58.32

Novatech 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit 1 £16.65

Cost of Goods £102.46 Delivery Charge £1.99 VAT @ 20% £20.89

Total to Pay: £125.34
This is from Novatech.

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Andycb

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thanks for that, you've all been a great help especially you gengiscant. I will post again after i replace parts and let you know how i got on. wish me luck,haha

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gengiscant

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If you have problems then don't hesitate to post back. As I've said I have been building for quite sometime and still get problems.But sorting them is also a great way of gaining knowledge.

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