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mobo + cpu + ram combo

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Apatche64, 17 May 2006.

  1. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    hey guys,

    my dad needs an upgrade as his computer has given up the ghost.

    he wants the best value for money upgrade for a mobo chip and ram ...

    i was thinking this:

    Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 AGP & PCI-Express Motherboard
    £36.95
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail
    £169.95
    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3
    £104.95
    Subtotal £311.85
    VAT £54.58
    Total £366.43

    he has got a radeon 9600pro gfx card atm hense the duel mobo.

    is it worth getting a better make one with internal gfx and scrapping the 9600pro?

    is this the best bang for buck?

    cheers lads
     
  2. lozza23_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,536

    well if he doesnt use any graphics intensive programs then i reckon that isnt bad.

    why 2 gig of ram though?
     
  3. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Yeah, is he planning on some serious gaming because 1GB (& some value ones) will do :D & again, is X2 3800+ really necessary? If really want to go Dual-Core, Intel Pentium 4 930D is cheaper & might be better. A motherboard with onboard graphics will also do.

    Does he have a budget?

    Anyhow:
    • Intel Pentium 4 930 Dual Core "LGA775 Presler" 3.0GHz (800FSB) - Retail (CP-112-IN) £119.95
    • Asus P5LD2-VM Intel 945G Micro ATX (LGA775) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-110-AS) £69.95
    • Corsair 1GB DDR2 Value Select PC5300 Dual Channel Kit (2x512MB) (VS1GBKIT667D2) (MY-083-CS) £59.95
    • Subtotal £249.85
    • Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
    • VAT £45.17
    • Total £303.27
     
  4. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    he uses photoshop mate:)
     
  5. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    cheers for the spec mate.

    he uses photoshop and things so duel core would be good.

    he doesn't have a budget, just best bank for buck.

    how much slower is your speced setup?

    i thought for photoshop 2gb would be better?

    he doesn't play games .. just his 2500 xp went bye bye and he wants to upgrade ...
     
  6. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    SLOWER :confused: Who said its slower? AMD's game performance makes everyone assume that P4's are all-round slower, see this :rolleyes:

    If no budget, then go for 2GB saves upgrading later anyway (& also in case he deals with mega large files in PhotoShop).
     
  7. Apatche64

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Dec 2003

    Posts: 703

    Location: alsager, near crewe

    lol i didn't know that these were any good:)

    i've looked at your link and it seems to be about the same /faster

    always liked amd ...

    what 2gb ram set would you go for?

    also what gfx has that mobo got on it? compaable to 9600pro?

    cheers mate you've been a star
     
  8. hp7909

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    I'd go for what I've listed + Corsair 2GB DDR2 Value Select PC5300 Dual Channel Kit (2x1GB) (VS2GBKIT667D2) (MY-097-CS) £135.07 incl. VAT :rolleyes:

    As for the other queries, here or here :D







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    Last edited: 17 May 2006