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Well I've had this system in my sig for I dont even remember how many years now. My Thinkpad beats it in almost everything even. So I need to throw some new stuff into it. Sadly I'm in college so I dont have any money like I use to, but here is what I am thinking so far.

 

CPU: Phenom II X3 710

RAM: OCZ OCZ2G10664GK

 

The motherboard is what I am having problems with. Its been so long since I've really dug into this that I dont know any of the chipsets out right now. Pretty much I need something that will let me overclock, has a pci slot, and is cheap. I was looking at the Gigabyte MA78G series boards but If there is something cheaper that would be awesome. Possibly a 770 board? It just needs to support the am3 chips.

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My friend got the ram that you want and he hates it. The heatsinks feel like plastic.I got this and its awesome, overclocks amazingly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227289

 

As for mobo i'd get this it has dual BIOS and a lot of copper to keep it cool

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128379

Edited by stewy_fallingup

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yeah Thanks for the tip on that ram I will defiantly get that stuff.

It is too bad they don't bundle that ram and the 710 with a decent motherboard.... they have a nice bundle with a quad core phenom but the 710 is significantly faster

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this looks nice i think it the upgraded board that my friend has

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128382

 

that Asus board is nice too. But i've heard bad things bout the board quality of them

 

Also i don't know if that will support AM3 out of the box but i know this will since it has a 790 chipset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130172

 

When you do jump to a better board go AM3 socket. kind of an obvious statement XD

Edited by stewy_fallingup

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Yeah when I upgrade its going to be to what ever DFI's top of the line is

 

That msi looks decent but the reviews say the bios is limited

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Ok I ordered a phenom II 710 the gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H and that OCZ Reaper memory

 

I'm at Iowa State University for Electrical Engineering and I'm doing AirForce ROTC aswell. So I will have a great job as an officer as soon as I graduate

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