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£500 upgrade suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MrF, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. MrF

    Associate

    Joined: 20 Mar 2004

    Posts: 12

    Location: London

    Current setup is-

    AMD 3500+
    x800xl 256 AGP
    K8N-E Deluxe mobo
    1GB Ram

    what would be a good CPU/Mobo/Graphics Card combination to last me through into next year? i was thinking bout going x2 3800 but not sure about the rest.It will be purely for gaming use.

    thanks :)
     
  2. lee87

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    If your going for a new cpu and mobo and get some new ram as well.
    This should be a decent upgrade, the X1800XT is a very good card but i've also heard good things about the new EVGA cards. If you want an EVGA card then change the gfx for a nvidia 7900GT.

    CP-135-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - OEM (CP-135-IN) 1
    £114.95 £114.95
    MY-012-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 LA PC2-5400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-5400PHU2-2GBLA) (MY-012-GS) 1
    £91.95 £91.95
    GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO) 1
    £139.95 £139.95
    MB-003-AK Asrock ConroeXFire-eSATA2 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-003-AK) 1
    £51.95 £51.95
    HS-017-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR) 1
    £14.95 £14.95
    Subtotal £413.75
    VAT £72.41
    Total £486.16
     
    Last edited: 25 Jul 2006
  3. Indy500

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 17,509

    CPU is OEM, it needs a heatsink\fan. ;)
     
  4. lee87

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    Didn't notice that :o
    I've added the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro to the spec